Get set for an impressive 5 days fashion show as Lakmé Fashion Week associations with the Fashion Design Council of India and Reliance Brands to make its successful appear once again to National Capital from October 11 to 15, 2023, at Pragati Maidan. Five days extravaganza will begin with a Grand Opening Show on 10th October at an offsite location which will see the coming of an iconic Indian designer and his interpretation from Lakmé’s Glitterati collection, and will be presented by Lakmé, FDCI and RBL. The prestigious platform is gearing up to bring to the fore a spectacular line-up of designers, including new, emerging, and established talent and present the latest beauty trends in the country.
This season, Lakmé Fashion Week x FDCI will bring a tactile representation of the brand’s inspired festive spirit on the runway in New Delhi. Inspired by the brand’s new collection, the theme – ‘Glitterati’, is equal parts reminder and invitation to let a touch of sparkle do the talking this Winter-Festive season. In a first, the upcoming edition will see Lakmé unveil a series of makeup and skin trends. The two Lakmé showcases for the season will be the Lakmé Glitterati show on 10th October and the event will culminate with the House of Lakmé Grand Finale on 15th October, marking the homecoming of an Indian designer, whose work over the years has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries. The designers will be announced subsequently.
The Fashion Design Council of India is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 400 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing, and representing the best of fashion and design talent in the country; its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI stays true to its commitment to promote the ‘Make in India’ label as handlooms take centre stage, in a country, who’s heritage is soaked in the flavours of indigenous crafts. The FDCI Showroom will attract buyers from across the globe helping design talent to explore business avenues and opportunities. The last day of the event will also host the FDCI Stockroom providing the event a direct consumer connect as they get to purchase off the ramp collections and interface with designers. In continuation with its resolve to spotlight the best in Indian Fashion, the FDCI Showcase designer for the season is Pero. A special curation by the FDCI “Fashion Wears Art’ will also feature top Indian Artists teaming up with leading fashion designers for an experiential showcase which will be announced shortly.
Reliance Brands stands as a leader in the luxury and fashion space in India and operates the Lakmé Fashion Week x FDCI. A significant focus of the organization goes into the development of young fashion & design talent and developing sustainability narratives in the country through platforms like Gen Next and Circular Design Challenge. The Circular Design Challenge in partnership with R-Elan and the UN in India has now been scaled into a global platform with the finals planned to be presented at UN headquarters in Delhi on Sustainable Fashion Day. The Reliance Brands showcase of the season will be Abraham & Thakore as they bring their contemporary aesthetic rooted in Indian craft and textiles to the fore in a grand showcase.
Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI commented, “We are thrilled to make our return to New Delhi for this season’s Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. As we continue to strengthen the platform, which serves as a showcase for the finest design talent in the industry, we are also upbeat about always elevating the business of fashion. Our goal is to support both young and established designers, fostering an environment that encourages innovation and creativity. And with this edition, we wish to captivate and inspire stakeholders from across the industry.”
Jaspreet Chandok, Group Vice President, Reliance Brands said, “We are back with another power-packed schedule that will be a celebration of the remarkable design talent from India and across the world and a curation of some of the most impactful and visionary creators. We are thankful for the support of our esteemed brand partners, and welcome new collaborators who are embarking on this exciting journey with us. We look forward to building the event into a melting pot of ideas around design, innovation, and sustainability.”
All showcases will continue to be live streamed across the platform’s OTT partners Jio Cinema and Jio TV and Lakmé, LFW and FDCI social media channels to reach the widespread Indian and global fashion audience.