What Went Down At Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

Since the past 15 years, the Lakme Fashion Week has been promoting India’s rich handloom culture and giving a worthy platform to budding designers. The summer-resort edition of the fashion gala, which concluded on Sunday, was again a step forward in that direction.


LFW’s role as a platform for promoting young and budding designers was quite visible on the opening day of the summer-resort 2015 edition on March 18, when some fresh faces showcased their unique creations under out-of-the-box themes. 

Mentored by ace couturier Anita Dongre and presented by INIFD, the 19th edition of the Gen Next show witnessed collections that were a fabulous mix of creativity, style, innovation. Some of those who impressed with their creativity were Alan Alexander Kale .. 

Besides earning the audience applause, these designers struck a chord with buyers.

“The overall response from the buyers and international stores has been extremely positive for us. We have opened conversation with a number of them. We got enquires from Aza, Malgaadi, Ogaan, Creo, Minerali, Amaara, Vyoum, Solo Look, Sade and Iness,” Karan Berry and Leon Vaz of the label Karleo, told IANS.

Another designer, Farah Sanjana, who is four seasons old, said: “LFW has always been go ..

As many as 163 registered buyers — 43 international and 120 Indian — were present at LFW.

The progress has been immense, said Purnima Lamba, head of innovation at Lakme, the event’s title sponsor.

Sharing the journey of completion of LFW’s 15-year journey in the Indian fashion industry, Lamba told IANS: “I think we have made a lot of progress from the day we began. As a startup, we knew that we would be defining the future of fashion. So, whether it’s Gen Next show or Indian Te ..

LFW dedicates a day to Indian textiles each time. And on day two of the gala this time, the organisers felicitated designers promoting use of textiles.

The day started with prominent designers Raghavendra Rathore, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Anita Dongre being lauded by Textile Commisioner Sajay Kumar Panda for their continuous contribution to promote Indian textile and handloom. Discussions were also held on how they can be popularised as a new style statement among fashion-conscious youth.

This was the time when Mukherjee, one of most influential names in the world of fashion, appealed to all corporates in India to set aside a day for Indian wear. He said it would be great if Indian youth could wear textiles and bring about a revolution.

What followed in the remaining days was a display of various silhouettes by a plethora of designers.

A total of 83 designers participated in the just-concluded edition of LFW. Apart from emerging and young designers, ..