Lakmé Fashion Week releases digital show schedule, announces GenNext winners
For its first-ever digital and ‘season-fluid’ edition, Lakmé Fashion Week will open with a return of its ‘Sustainable Fashion Day’, and close with a ‘Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale’.
Lakmé Fashion Week will kick off on October 21 with a sustainable fashion showcase, it announced on Facebook. Along with digital showcases by a number of sustainable brands, including Raw Mango and Gaurang, the INIFD GenNext design challenge winners will also present their winning designs.
This year’s Lakmé Fashion Week GenNext winners are Bhumika and Minakshi Ahluwalia of the label Mishé; Anmol Sharma of Dhatu Design Studio; and Aarushi Kilawat of The Loom Art, the fashion week announced on its Facebook page. Due to the current circumstances, the GenNext finalists presented their designs to the jury via video call, and the winners were then announced online. The designers are also receiving mentoring from industry leaders, in the run up to their showcases at the fashion week.
Day two will be a second Sustainable Fashion Day. This is the first time that the fashion week has dedicated more than one day to sustainable design showing its increasing importance in the industry. Day three will feature a podcast, makeup masterclass, and fashion shows by designers, including Mishru and Amit Aggarwal.
Day four will feature showcases by Jayanti Reddy, Disha Patil, and Kunal Rawal, among others, and also feature a press launch for an upcoming ‘Boat x Masaba’ collaboration.
Finally, day five will feature a sneaker showcase with multi-brand retailer Ajio and culminate in a ‘Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale’, with more details to be released soon.
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