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Lakme Fashion Week Completes 20 Years. Here's What To Expect!

It's time to take notes cause one of the biggest fashion events on the calendar is back! Starting tomorrow in Mumbai, the five-day-long show, Lakme Fashion Week is known for its high celebrity quotient. The show promises to be more extravagant pushing the boundaries of Indian fashion even further. It will put forth new ideas in fashion, along with a focus towards making the platform more inclusive, sustainable and global.

This year marks a special one for the Lakme Fashion Week as it celebrates a glorious 20 years. From 33 designers in 2000 the show now features a total of over 200 designers and continues to grow in strength with every passing year. It's synonymous with setting and decoding trends in fashion and beauty from the turn of the 21st century. The LFW's Gen Next program has further provided visibility to a lot of young and talented designers, who will be mentored by India's leading designers to find their niche in the market.

Excitement levels are high as the LFW is just around the corner and it's time to come on board cause we're going to be decoding the trends for the upcoming winter/festive'19 season! So here's what to watch out for at the LFW Winter/festive 2019 edition.

1. Manish Malhotra To Open LFW Winter/Festive'19

Ace designer Manish Malhotra will be opening the fashion week on the 21st of August 2019. Along with his winter/festive'19 collection, Maahru Mysha, he will unveil his new bridal jewellery line created in collaboration with Jaipur's famous jewellers Raniwala 1881. Katrina Kaif will turn showstopper for the majestic show featuring magnificent jewellery pieces and couture outfits.

2. Fourth Edition Of LFW's Plus Size Show

Continuing the legacy, this year will be the fourth edition of India's only plus-size fashion-show during the upcoming LFW Winter/festive'19.

3. 6 Gen Next Designers

The six designers who will get an opportunity to showcase at the LFW are Sahib Bhatia, Ankita Srivastava, Akanksha Aggarwal, Gaurav, Manjushree Saikia and Stanzin Palmo hailing from Ladakh. Sahib's collection is inspired by textures, Gaurav's collection is inspired by the shape, texture, and feel of a banana leaf. Ankita's collection will showcase the diversity in women who believe and love themselves and aren't afraid to show their strengths and weakness. Akasha's collection line is all about self-empowering women, Saikia's clothing line explores timeless silhouettes and the impression of handmade textiles. Stanzin focuses on the weaves and unexplored techniques of Ladakh.

4. Ananya Panday As The Blockbuster Bride

The Student Of The Year 2 star, Ananya Panday, is turning showstopper as the 'Blockbuster Bride' for designers Anushree Reddy and Arpita Mehta at the LFW Winter/Festive 2019 edition.

5. Diana Penty Turns Showstopper For Ridhi Mehra

Diana Penty will walk the ramp for Delhi-based fashion designer Ridhi Mehra. Ridhi latest collection ‘An Ode to Heirlooms’ will be showcased on the third day of the fashion gala.

6. An Ode To Athleisure

Athleisure is currently one of the biggest trends in fashion and its almost synonymous with the 2010 era. Designer Narendra Kumar will feature iconic prints in their signature style of athleisure.

7. Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar To Walk The Ramp As A Couple

The hottest couple in b-town, Farhan Akhtar and Shivani Dandekar will turn showstopper for designer Payal Pratap as they make their debut on the ramp as a couple. Ace couture designer Payal Pratap, marks her brand's two-decade presence with her latest collection #PS20, which is based on gypsies and bohemian culture.

8. Going Green

This time the LFW is going big on sustainable fashion. Indian fashion designers Abraham & Thakore will launch their latest Kurta collection created with sustainable viscose fiber.

9. Gauri and Nainika To Bring Down The Curtains

Bollywood's begum, Kareena Kapoor Khan will close the LFW Winter/Festive'19 as muse to designer duo Gauri and Nainika. Gauri & Nainika's work is inspired by European fashion, this season they will see them create magic with Lakme's beauty statement #FreeYourLips, which revolves around freedom of expression.


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