India’s biggest fashion event, Lakme Fashion Week, is back this year and it promises to be bigger than ever. Get ready to ride the fashion and style rollercoaster with the Fashion, Innovation, Inclusiveness, and Sustainability CenterStage featuring a series of eclectic showcases, which will be presented across two show areas – Runway and Atelier.
FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week is back physically this year with in-season fluid and physical editions! The powerhouse of fashion and beauty will take the capital in style for the first time from March 23 to March 27 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi after two years of the online show.
Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) has earned a reputation as one of India’s most prestigious fashion shows, which takes place twice a year, with summer/resort shows in the early months of the year and winter/festival shows in August.
Run through a collaborative effort between the cosmetic brand Lakme and IMG Reliance Limited, which has made a name for itself in fashion and entertainment marketing and management, the fashion show envisioned to allow Indian fashion a foothold in the global fashion scene.
It’s been two years since an unprecedented pandemic engulfed the world with no preamble, and the fashion world is bravely moving forward to define its new normal. This year it comes as a return to the backstage hustle and bustle after two years of the Hybrid Digital Showcase, with a vaccination campaign fueling an optimistic future.
Vogue rolls up all the collections and collaborations that are worth your time ahead of the festivities. The opening show of the ATELIER show area was celebrated with luxury jewelry and accessories handcrafted from OUTHOUSE’s new collection, OH-Dopamine.
From belts, bags, and jewelry in the collection, the entire presentation of the show was eye-catching and funky. Rara Avis by Sonal Verma presented its Spring/Summer collection with the Hodophilic title along with the launch of its footwear and jewelry line made using natural precious. Stone.
Shruti Sancheti’s collection ALCHEMY was a go-to for those who know that the magical thing about home is that even though it feels good to leave it, it feels better to come back. Bold silhouettes filled with colorful patterns, the collection was presented with gusto.
Elegant day one
Day 1 FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2022 INIFD began with the GenNext showcase of INIFD. The two winning designers – Soham Acharya (Alpona Designs) from New Delhi and Shriya Khanna from Coimbatore/New Delhi, presented their collections at the runway show area. While Soham’s outfits were inspired by nature, Shriya’s designs were inspired by texture.
With abstract nature-inspired installations on the ramp, the show was a welcome change from the digital showcase. Focusing on a festive return to life as the main theme, the Alpana Neeraj x Lakme Lumi Cream collection features soft swatting drapes and 3D geometry with diaphanous volume.
Actress Soha Ali Khan turned showstopper for INIFD Launchpad Showcase. With a spring in her step, Soha walked the runway in a voluminous and playful pastel tulle layered skirt with a white corset top with tie-up detailing at the back. She paired the fun yet chic look with pumps paired with glitter on the heels.
Designer Samant Chauhan recreates the rainy streets of Paris on the ramp at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2022. Sticking to shades of black, white, and grey, the designer created a monsoon mood on the ramp. As the models walked in the embroidered finery, cotton clouds with glitter elements hung over the stage.
While his collection was about women, his close friend, actor Manoj Bajpayee, was his muse, who walked the ramp wearing a gray suit with a shy smile. The week-long fashion show will continue to provide a fascinating look at the future of fashion, as crafted by the skilled hands of the industry’s most renowned designers.
Couturier Tarun Tahiliani will conclude the fourth day with a luxury pret showcase, while iconic designs from Shivan and Naresh, Varun Behl and Pankaj, and Nidhi will also feature in the roster. Shantanu and Nikhil’s ‘Nomad’ will explore a softer side of the designers’ signature structured silhouette, and designer Suneet Verma will debut her first ready-to-wear collection.
Published By: Apoorva Wakodikar
Edited by: Subbuthai Padma