~The five-day event will be held at Mumbai’s newest iconic destination – Jio World Convention Centre~

  • The extravaganza will begin with the Opening show on October 11 presented jointly by the FDCI and Lakmé Fashion Week in an emblematic place and will end with the long-awaited Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale on the 16the October.
  • Lakme will present their skincare trend, the Lakmé Vitamine C range, in collaboration with Pankaj and Nidhi
  • The FDCI Showcase of the season will be the return of the master couturier Chahab Durazi with a retrospective showcase not to be missed
  • Several long-time partners will return to the platform to collaborate with established designers, including NEXA x Gaurav Gupta, Lakmé Salon x Samant Chauhan, TENCEL™ x Anju Modi, R|ElanMT x Gauri & Nainika, realme x Amit Aggarwal and Logitech x Saaksha & Kinni
  • Leading designer showcases include Abraham and Thakore, Anand Kabra, Gaurang, Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini, Nachiket Barve, Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan, Payal Singhal, Pawan Sachdeva, Satya Paul, Shantnu and Nikhil, Shyamal & Bhumika and Rina Dhaka.
  • Gujarat Titans will be the first Indian Premier League team to collaborate with the event to present a dynamic streetwear collection in partnership with ace designer Kanika Goyal
  • Sustainable Fashion Day curations include TENCEL™ x Anju Modi, Eká, and a showcase of Pious – the winner of R|MomentumMTpresents Circular Design Challenge in partnership with the United Nations in India
  • RISE Worldwide and British Council of India will present an interesting discussion on Fashion, climate and the role of women hosted by Aditi Mayer
  • The FDCI Emerging Designers of the season are Khanijo, made in the countryside and Son of a Noble SNOB.
  • The platform distinguished talent discovery programs such as INIFD GenNext, INIFD Launchpad, NEXA presents The Spotlight x Bloni will introduce new talent to the fashion industry
  • FDCI will also present Pearl Academy x Graduate Fashion Week International, a prestigious global platform.
  • The Most Anticipated Sale in the Industry – The FDCI Designer Stockroom will host its 9e edition and for the first time in Mumbai on the last day of the event
  • Famous and leading designer brands from across the country will showcase their collections, including Aisha Rao, Abhishek Sharma, Anushree Reddy, Diksha Khanna, Eshaa Amiin, Guapa, Limerick by Abirr N’ Nanki, Mishru, Nikita Mhaisalkar, Nikhita – Mynah Designs, Nirmooha, Sanjukta Dutta, Studio Medium, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Swatti Kapoor and Varun nidhika

NATIONAL, 03rd OCTOBER 2022 (GPN): With a program and lineup featuring some of the best designers and partners across the country, the event will kick off with a spectacular opening show on October 11 and conclude with the best in beauty and fashion presented by the Lakmé Absolute grand finale on October 16th. October.

The platform, as always, will offer two showcase spaces (the Runway and the Atelier) for designers and will continue to champion sustainability, inclusivity and diversity through cutting-edge innovations and eco-friendly initiatives. All showcases will continue to be broadcast live on the platform’s OTT partners’ social media channels Jio TV and Voot and FDCI and LFW to reach the broad Indian and global fashion audience.

The Fashion business will also be a key driver with the largest space ever dedicated to the FDCI Showroom and the presence of buyers expected from all over the world.

Sunil Sethi, FDCI President commented“The selection of designers this season as well as initiatives across a diverse range of engagements by the platform truly instill the best talent we have in fashion today. As we navigate through the return of showcases in person, fashion enthusiasts can expect electrifying and dynamic presentations anchored in design compositions that come across as art on the catwalk.FDCI is thrilled to be back in Mumbai with a grand edition and several unique FDCI showcases, as well as once again a huge focus on the fashion sector.

Sumati Mattu, Head of Innovations at Lakmé said, “We are delighted to bring you this year’s edition of Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with the FDCI and bring to life our theme for this season “Ready For A Close Up”, celebrating our trend statements for the season – the Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Serum Foundation and the Lakmé 9To5 Vitamin C+ skincare range. We look forward to partnering with the multitude of talented designers and models to seamlessly bring together a confluence of beauty and fashion. The “Ready for a Close Up” theme encourages celebrating owning your beauty and wearing it with confidence. At Lakmé, we have continuously strived to innovate with the evolving Indian woman as our eternal muse. This year, more than ever, we’ve stepped up our signature collaborations with leading designers to create an unforgettable fashion and beauty experience.

Jaspreet Chandok, RISE Fashion and Lifestyle Manager said, “We are all set to stage an all-court edition after more than two years in Mumbai. With this upcoming edition, we celebrate fashion’s past, present and future with insights, showcases and collaborations with powerhouse designers, partner brands and the best talent the industry has to offer.

About Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI):

A non-profit organization, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the supreme fashion design body in India, represented by over 400 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing and representing the best fashion and design talent in the country; its primary objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI remains true to its commitment to promoting the “Make in India” label as handlooms take center stage in a country whose heritage is steeped in the flavors of indigenous craftsmanship. For more information, please visit:

About Lakme:

Lakmé is the No. 1 color cosmetics company in India and the leading premium skincare brand of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lakmé has been the pioneer of make-up and colored cosmetics in India since 1952, launching many trendy and high-performance products. Combining international cosmetic technology with a deep understanding of the needs of the Indian woman, Lakmé offers women a complete beauty experience through its extensive product portfolio.

About Rise Worldwide:

RISE Worldwide is India’s largest independent sports, lifestyle and entertainment company. Its portfolio includes Sports & Sponsorship Consulting, Fashion & Sustainability Platform Building, Athlete Talent Management, Licensing, Broadcast Production, Lifestyle and Entertainment with key owned or managed properties such as: Lakmé Fashion Week, India’s premier fashion platform; Indian Super League, the country’s premier football league; Tata Open Maharashtra, the only ATP World Tour event in South Asia; Jio Wonderland; The voice of fashion and OF COURSE Lasting resolution.

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