Lakmé Fashion Week is back and this season opens on a promising note. Over the past few seasons, Indian fashion has made some serious strides towards diversity, inclusivity and sustainability. This season is already off to a brilliant start with a focus on traditional weaves and artisans, creating sustainable fashion, gender neutrality and size inclusivity. Here are the top highlights we're looking forward to.
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
This season of Lakmé Fashion Week has already garnered good press thanks to its stance on gender neutrality in fashion. From Nepalese transgender model Anjali Lama to androgynous model Petr Nitka, this season is all about breaking normatives and perceiving fashion in more sweeping terms.
Sustainability Quotient
Fashion's biggest concern at the moment is sustainability and this conversation will also be at the heart of LFW. Abraham & Thakore's collection will kick this off.
Fresh Talent
Lakmé Fashion Week has always served as the perfect launchpad for young talent and this season follows the same suit. Fresh young talent from all over the country is slated to showcase the new direction Indian fashion evolves in.
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Curated by Kshitij Kankaria, the show will feature designs from some of the biggest names in the industry like Dhruv Kapoor, Sanchita Ajjampur and Suket Dhir. The creations will be modeled on women from all walks of life. Then there is the Shades of India show on Day 2 where girls rescued from Mumbai's red-light area will walk the ramp.
Spotlight on Artisans
The true star of all the fashion shows are the Artisans behind it. This season's special focus is on Kutchi artisans who work on creating fine Khadi works that are also biodegradable.