15 Glorious Years Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015
About Lakme Fashion Week
Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”. LFW is organized twice every year.
15 Glorious Years
Looking back, it’s rather difficult to believe that fashion weeks in India are 15 years old. I remember the time when there were few scattered individual shows done by India’s fashion designers that were more like social gatherings over drinks and dinner than commercial events that they are today.
Lakme fashion Week has been a mentor and launch pad to many such design talents who have carved their mark internationally. Since 2000, the platform has been the forerunner in redefining fashion and integrating India onto the global fashion map.
This prestigious platform unveiled a stellar line-up of 100 participating designers and 13 sponsors, who showcased their collection from the Aug 26 to 30 at Palladium Hotel in Mumbai.
The forthcoming season witnessed the perfect blend of upcoming talent and industry’s most established names to set an unparalleled benchmark in fashion diversity and creativity.
Lakme Fashion Week 2015
Amazing Shows Amazing LFW
Lakme Fashion Week 2015 is here with ace designers of India showcasing their winter collection at the Mehboob Studio, Mumbai. The event kick-started on 26 August and saw several Bollywood stars as showstoppers.
Ranbir Kapoor turns showstopper for Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra ended the day's event by introducing the first ever menswear show named 'The Gentlemen's Club' at LFW 2015. Actor Ranbir Kapoor turned showstopper for the designer, whose creation was a mix of modern style blended with the traditional sherwani, bandhgala and ethnic jacket.
Structured suits and textured trench coats were the highlight of the show with velvet remaining a staple in all his outfits. His creation paid a homage to the time-honoured silhouettes such as sherwani, bandhgala and band jacket. The Parisian prints on the bandi jacket were intriguing. Also the gold botanical motifs on the jackets jazzed up the creation.
Talking about his collection, the designer said, "The Gentlemen’s Club is very special to me as it marks the commencement of a new journey for a decade-old label. This new collection is for the confident, impeccably groomed man who likes to mix it up – a modern perspective blended with rich Indian tradition."
Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, the other showstoppers for the evening were Anusha Dandekar, Lauren Gottleib and Nimrat Kaur.T
"The Lunchbox" actress Nimrat Kaur walked the ramp for Payal Singhal's show, which showcased zardosi, pita kora and other ethnic designs.
Aditi Rao Hydari for Anand Kabra
Styled just right with gold-tone accessories and retro-inspired hair and make-up, it was a look that worked well on Ms. Hydari. We like!
Imran Kangna katti batti fever At LFW
Malaika Arora Khan Turns A Hot Bride For Designer Arpita Mehta
Malaika stunned the ramp wearing a mirror-work lehenga which consisted of an off-shoulder blouse and a fish-cut lehenga skirt. We love the thigh high slit lehenga which adds appeal to the bridal look. She walked for Arpita Mehta and glittered all the way through the runway! Malaika wore a heavily worked lehenga which was just amazing!
Vivek Oberoi has immersed himself into many charitable drives and events. Recently, the actor was in news for working on a plan to start a rehabilitation centre for girl children born to sex workers. Vivek formally announced his plans in an event held yesterday in Mumbai.
The grand event was graced by celebrities and well known faces from diverse fields like films, sports and even politics. The evening saw the presence of Ranbir Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Devendra Fadnavis, Nita Ambani, Mary Kom and Anu Malik. Vivek's parents, Suresh, Yashodhara and wife, Priyanka were also a part of the event.
LFW finale: Sizzling Kareena Kapoor Khan closes the show in style
The grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week saw a host of Bollywood celebrities including Malaika Arora Khan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Shilpa Shetty walking the ramp. But it wasKareena Kapoor Khan who stole the limelight as she sashayed down in a stunning black gown by designer Gaurav Gupta. Here's a lowdown on the dazzling weekend.
Kareena Kapoor Khan rounded off the season in a beautiful black asymmetric gown by Gaurav Gupta, who, true to his style showcased a collection of drapes, ruffles, peek-a-boo panels and engineered embroideries against a dramatic set inspired by ice caves, for the finale. Fierce whites, reds and greys were dominant colours in his collection.
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