The Phygital edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week is all set to begin from 5th October to 10th October. The shows of several designers will be spread out across all days of the event. The upcoming edition will witness a total of 39 virtual and on-ground shows, of which 11 shows will be held on ground.
1. Sustainable Fashion
New Age Fashion is all about sustainability, we have celebrities championing this cause! FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week has been a thought leader in Sustainability for over a decade, through the Sustainable Fashion Day (SFD). SFD has seen multi-stakeholder programs and showcases that have set new benchmarks for the industry. This phygital edition will witness a well-thought curation across digital & physical showcases. Handloom, craft and artisans have been a cornerstone for SFD and this season we take it up a notch with RISE Worldwide’s documentary on how artisans are adapting to the ‘new normal.’ This season brings industry veterans like Abraham & Thakore, Gaurang Shah, eka by Rina Singh & Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh alongside budding sustainability champions like Circular Design Challenge Winner 2021 – Bandit & German Sustainability Award Winner 2021 – Cocccon.
2. On Ground Shows
With the pandemic taking over the world- everything was virtual! Lakme Fashion Week is taking baby steps to get accustomed to the new normal. The Fashion Week is conducting their shows partially virtual with a few on ground shows! FDCI X Lakmé Fashion announced the return to physical shows for select marquee designers. As an exclusive pre-launch initiative, guests will get to experience the luxurious Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai’s commercial hub Bandra-Kurla Complex, which will be home to FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week between 7th -10th October 2021. The on-ground roster will begin with Tarun Tahiliani and feature some of India’s leading designers including AK-OK by Anamika Khanna, Abraham & Thakore, MXS by Monisha Jaising and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pankaj & Nidhi, Troy Costa, Gaurang and many more. The on-ground schedule will culminate with the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale.
3. Designers to look forward to
Lakme Fashion Week is a designer fair with each designer showing off their best craft! From debutantes to ace designers there is a piece of cake for everyone. Fashion Week is a budding project for every designer’s dream art! The designers you need to look forward to this fashion week are-
Pankaj & Nidhi
Satya Paul x Rajesh Pratap Singh
Monisha Singh x Shweta Bachchan
4. Emerging Talent
The FDCI and Lakmé Fashion Week from Oct 5 to 10, will witness the most-awaited show where young designers will unveil their unbridled creativity. The FDCI X Pearl Academy ‘Emerging Talent’ show will see the label The Pot Plant, present a digital showcase. It is scheduled for Thursday, 7th October at 4PM and will be streamed live on both FDCI and Lakmé Fashion Week social media platforms and websites. The collection titled “Liquid Love” explores the possibility of everything an individual can be, without labels. It taps into the unharnessed potential that each of us carries within us — the power to explore, imbibe and run wild. The fashion film is age, gender, and size inclusive. The line pushes the boundaries of the traditional craft of Bandhani and Shibori in innovative patterns and gender fluid silhouettes. The tailored silhouettes along with fluid sheer fabrics, celebrate wild, uninhibited nature that allows you to be who you are and who you identify as, without reservations. The fabrics used are cottons, silks and organza. The colours and silhouettes are trans- seasonal, thus making every element from the collection a cherished garment for life. The styles work great as easy separates giving the consumer a plethora of options to choose from, to have something that resonated with their style.
5. Designer Collaborations
Lakme Fashion Week is the stepping stone for collaborations and new ventures! This year marks collaborations and reunions for India’s favorites. The biggest collaboration is the FDCIxThey have the glamourous Tarun Tahiliani Reunion. The Collaborations include MXS by Monisha Jaisingh and Shweta Bachchan, Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh x Tencel, Logitech x Pankaj and Nidhi!