Fashion Week in Mumbai
After almost five years there’s a fashion week being held in Mumbai. India’s style capital will be hosting the very first Lakme Fashion Week at the end of March. Over thirty designers will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2006 prêt collections at the five-day fashion event.
Mumbai, the fashion & style capital of India, will be hosting the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Autumn/Winter 2006 from 28th March to 1st April at the NCPA, Nariman Point. The city will play host to a fashion week after a long break. Having a fashion week in Mumbai was one of the prime reasons for the split between the FDCI and Lakme. While FDCI will organise the India Fashion Week (IFW) in Delhi in the first week of April, Lakme forecasts winter prêt wear in Mumbai at the end of March.
Over thirty Indian designers will be participating in the LFW along with some new fashion talent in the Emerging Designers and upcoming designers in the GenNext Show. The participating designers are from Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. They will be showcasing their creations for prêt lines for the coming season of Autumn/Winter. Adopting international norms at major fashion weeks, LFW has removed ‘price point’ restrictions, which means that for the first time in India, participating designers will have the freedom to show their collections at price points they have determined.
The five-day fashion event will include designer shows, an exclusive exhibition space, workshops, business and media seminars. Lakme Fashion Week is being supported by various sponsors for its launch event. The sponsors include Carbon Accessories as the Jewellery Accessory Partner, Zee TV as the Broadcast Partner, Sify as the Broadband Partner, Kingfisher as the Domestic Airline Partner, Hilton Towers as the Hospitality Partner and the NCPA as the Venue Partner.