Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week, one of India’s biggest fashion events takes place twice a year and currently, the Winter/Festive event is on. It started on August 16 and will go all the way until August 20, making its five days of fashion and fun. So far, we saw designers like Ritu Kumar, Sonal Verma, Masaba take centrestage on Day 1 with a closing ceremony by designer Sanjay Garg. And on Day 2 i.e. August 17, the stage is set to showcase sustainable fashion by Indian as well as international labels. In fact, Day 2 is all about sustainable fashion and all the shows are centred around this theme. Lakme Fashion Week is not just about glamor and celebrity showstoppers, it is also taking efforts to be more eco-friendly by letting designers showcase sustainable fashion on the ramp. Here’s what’s in store for you today at the Fashion Week.

August 17 at Lakme Fashion Week is called Sustainable Fashion Day and all the nine shows taking place today are centred around this trend. The first show will begin at 12 pm that will feature a number of labels including Paramparik Karigar, a company that promotes Indian arts and crafts, The Pot Plant that offers a range of cotton dresses for women, and Verandah by Sarfraz Khatri, a label known for its luxe resort wear in cottons, silks and crepes. There will be more designers as well in the opening act.

At 2 pm, witness collection by Kopal New York as well as some khadi on display. Kopal is known for its artisanal cotton designs that are handmade in India and include fresh, feminine hemlines and delicate, naturally dyed fashion. At 3.30 pm, Designer Anuj Bhutani will showcase his work. This session is by Reliance and has some rather interesting fashion in store.

At 4.30 pm, the label Ethicus Organic Cotton will display its latest collection. This label is known for its sarees and also for its farm to fashion initiative. At 5.30 pm, Designer Sunita Shanker will showcase her new collection. She love earthy tones and uses hand-woven fabrics.

6.30 pm is reserved for Global Change Award by the H&M Foundation. This is the first time this will take place in India. At 7.30 pm, watch Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta’s Akaaro which is known for its contemporary hand-woven textiles.

8.30 pm is for sustainable creative economy, and the last show at 9.30 pm is by Anavila, a designer known for her saree creations.

Watch this space to see what these designers have in store today.

Photograph courtesy: Anuj Bhutani/Facebook

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