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5 reasons we are excited about Lakme Fashion Week

By Rediff Get Ahead
January 30, 2019 08:00 IST
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This season promises to be special for many reasons. Scroll down to take a look!

1. Gully Boy cast and the rappers will walk the ramp

IMAGE: A clothing line GullyGen, which is inspired by Gully Boy, will be showcased at LFW. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The Gully Boy team will take to the runway to showcase the clothing line titled GullyGen inspired by their film.

The collection has been created by fashion brand Love Gen, which has been started by Bhavana Pandey, Dolly Sidhwani and Nandita Mahtani.

'Gully Boy is the voice of the streets. It's the swag and the survival that comes with self-expression.

'This clothing line will appeal to anyone who shares the same ethos.

'Freedom, choice, rebellion, individuality, poetry and above all hip hop,' Zoya said.

Each garment is inspired from the film and is an expression of how hip-hop has been one of the biggest influences on street culture.


2. Kareena Kapoor's showstopping finale

IMAGE: Last year, Kareena gave us the hottest LFW finale as she walked the ramp for Monisha Jaisingh. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

While there was a lot of speculation about who will close the fashion week, LFW turned to their favourite showstopper, the gorgeous, Kareena Kapoor Khan for the closing act. 

The actor will turn muse for designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil at the grand finale. The show will be held at Mumbai's Sophia College.


3. Sustainable development of Northeast India

IMAGE: A model during the fittings of Ujjawal Dubey's show. Photograph: Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Instagram

Antar-Agni by Ujjawal Dubey in association with Raymond are showcasing a capsule collection to take a step towards the Sustainable Development of Northeast India.

The line aims to strengthen the livelihoods of artisans by providing them with support. 

Artisans based out of Assam have used weaving techniques to work with fabrics such as cotton, eri, tussar and muga silk to create this collection.


4. Rohit Bal's ode to Kashmir

IMAGE: Artisans from USHA Silai School in Kashmir at work. Photograph: Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Instagram

Rohit Bal will present his collection titled Guldastah in collaboration with sustainable fashion label, Ushai Silai.

The collection, an ode to the magnificent beauty of flowers of the valley, has been created by rural women of Usha Silai Kashmir under the mentorship of Bal.

'I feel a sense of great pride working with these women of Kashmir and putting a whole collection together,' said Bal.

'They were trained by the Usha Silai team and have worked relentlessly in the freezing winter of Kashmir and created a collection which will be showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week.

'This is an incredible venture put forth by Usha Silai and being a Kashmiri myself, I feel very emotional about this project.

'It's very close to my heart and I wish everyone all the best and I hope that this small spark can kindle some warmth in the hearts of all that are involved and more,' he added.


5. Saina Nehwal will be the showstopper for Vaani Raghupathy

IMAGE: Saina Nehwal, who wowed at her wedding reception (above), will strode the LFW ramp this season. Photograph: Courtesy Saina Nehwal/Instagram

Titled Ayana, designer Vaani Raghupathy's collection celebrates tradition.

According to the designer, 'It is a juxtaposition of solid color blocking and pastel hues, coupled with immaculate weaving techniques.'

(With inputs from PTI)

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