ELLE Picks Out The Moments To Look Forward To At Lakmé Fashion Week In Partnership With FDCI

Lakmé Fashion Week

One of the biggest fashion events of the country is almost here and as always, there’s plenty to look forward to. After its return to the physical format in New Delhi this year in March, Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI is back with a completely physical showcase at Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. The event begins on October 11 with an opening show and ends on October 16 with the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale. The five-day showcase will be filled with exciting collections and collaborations from veteran designers and upcoming talent from the industry coupled with conversations on sustainable fashion and climate change–the need of the hour. With so much happening over the course of five days, it’s hard to keep up with some of the key highlights. We make it simple for you by enlisting everything you should watch out for at the Fashion Week.

AK-OK by Anamika Khanna Opens For Lakmé Fashion Week In Partnership With FDCI

Set against the backdrop of the state-of-the-art Fountain of Joy, Anamika Khanna is all set to kickstart fashion week with a new drop from AK-OK. Staying true to the label’s signature aesthetic, the latest collection features wild, abstract prints with 3-D detailing in a colour-infused version of the designer’s personal style. What’s more? White cottons, prints in silk, handmade shiboris, and hints of denim.

When: October 11

Game-Changing Collaborations

Technology and sustainability take centre stage this season with two innovative collaborations. Designer duo Gauri & Nainika are all set to unveil their eco-friendly collection featuring a new biodegradable material R|Elan EcoGold; whereas Saaksha and Kinni are partnering with tech company Logitech to launch Prism, a collection uniting technology and style through geometry, colours and mirrors.

Engaging Conversations & Initiatives In The Interest Of The Climate & Environment  

 Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI is taking a step towards making the fashion industry a greener space through various measures in this edition. To begin with, the platform’s pledge is to go carbon neutral by 2025. RISE Worldwide & British Council of India will present an engaging discussion on Fashion, Climate & The Role of Women moderated by sustainable fashion activist Aditi Mayer. You will also see the launch of Woolmark’s Impact Hub by RISE Worldwide–a first-of-its-kind space to showcase sustainable and circular Innovations in an art gallery format.


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FDCI Designer Stockroom Comes To Mumbai

The much-anticipated sale of the industry is back with its ninth edition and makes its way to Mumbai for the very first time. The FDCI Designer Stockroom gives fashion enthusiasts the chance to shop some of the best collections from over 50 designers and upcoming labels for just one day. So get ready to save the date!

When: October 16 from 11 am-6 pm at the Showroom area at JWCC


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Other events to keep an eye out for:

  • The FDCI Showcase of the season will be the return of master couturier Shahab Durazi with a retrospective showcase not to be missed.
  • Gujarat Titans partners with Kanika Goyal for a streetwear collection.
  • The platform’s distinguished talent discovery programs such as INIFD GenNext, INIFD Launchpad, NEXA presents The Spotlight x Bloni will introduce upcoming talent to the fashion industry.
  • FDCI will also present Pearl Academy x Graduate Fashion Week International, a prestigious global platform

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- Lifestyle Editor


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