From labels promoting economic and sustainable clothing to a new set of GenNext designers, the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 is all set to spread glamour with the stalwarts from the industry as well as some new talents showcasing their best designs on the ramp.
The opening ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai presented by designer Gaurav Gupta titled ‘The (Un)folding’ which saw Tabu starting the presentation and Karan Johar for the closing. With such a grand opening of the event, it would be very exciting to see what the entire week has to offer.
Organized by IMG Reliance Ltd in collaboration with Lakme, the 39th edition of Lakme Fashion Week, the five-day fashion event, will be held from January 30 to February 3, 2019, at JioGarden, Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Ashwath Swaminathan, head of innovations at Lakme, added, ‘Lakme Fashion Week has been a leader in creating path-breaking trends and bringing alive the best in fashion and beauty together on the runway. Summer/Resort 2019 promises to be yet another exciting season.’
Along with the engagements in culturally relevant conversations, this edition has many key points and events to get excited about one of them being the innumerable collaborations that are taking place with a focus on sustainability and handloom. Many designers are set for the game, Anita Dongre has combined forces with Tencel; Rohit Bal will showcase a collection made by the Kashmiri women working at Usha Silai; Reebok will launch a new menswear line with Ruchika Sachdeva’s Bodice; and The Woolmark Company joins hands with Aneeth Arora’s Péro.
Vogue had announced India’s first sustainability award, the Circular Design Challenge and the eight designers who had been shortlisted. With several celebrities set to turn showstoppers for these designers, we have Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra’s couture collection, to be showcased at the finale for which the Lakme’s favorite Kareena Kapoor who is said to be showstopping. Here is the list of designers that are lined up with surprises for the Lakmé Fashion Week summer/resort 2019.
Bobo Calcutta, Varun Bahl, Lakmé Salon x Gauri & Nainika, Usha Silai x Rohit Bal
The Woolmark Company x Péro, Tencel x Anita Dongre, Antar-Agni
Kanika Goyal, Caprese x Payal Singhal, Anavila, Eka
Alcis Sports x Narendra Kumar, R Elan x Shivan & Narresh, Reebok Soul Fury x Bodice, Raghavendra Rathore
Gully Boy x Love Gen (with the Gully Boy film team), Shantanu & Nikhil