The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2019 edition took place from August 21 to 25, 2019 in Mumbai. LFW once again spearhead conversations around innovation, creativity, circular fashion, cutting edge design and technology at the latest edition. “Lakme Fashion Week has always focused on launching groundbreaking beauty and fashion trends and showcasing them on the runway. The Winter/ Festive 2019 was bigger and further pushed the boundaries of India’s premier fashion event,” Ashwath Swaminathan, Head of Innovations at Lakme said.
Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd said with the Winter/Festive edition their is redefining the benchmarks set by LFW in the past. “The Winter/Festive 2019 edition is extravagant in every way. We are redefining our benchmarks and put forth new ideas in fashion, along with a focus towards making the platform more inclusive, sustainable and global,” he said.
LFW hosted at the St Regis had new batch of Gen Next designers. The six designers who showcased their artistic vision at the fashion gala were Sahib Bhatia, Ankita Srivastava, Akanksha Aggarwal from New Delhi, along with Gaurav from Ghazipur, Mumbai’s Manjushree Saikia and Stanzin Palmo hailing from Ladakh.
Like every year, this season also witnessed some of the most prominent Indian designers, such as Abraham & Thakore, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna and Ritu Kumar, on the schedule. There were also some exciting collaborations this time around, including Amit Aggarwal’s association with Reliance Industries Limited’s textile arm, R-Elan. And topping it all off is Gauri & Nainika’s return to Lakmé Fashion Week—the label came back with a grand presentation for the finale, with Kareena Kapoor Khan playing show stopper.