INDIA: [LFW SR2013] Lakme Fashion Week - Designers & Sponsors

INDIA: [LFW SR2013] Lakme Fashion Week - Designers & Sponsors

MUMBAI: Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), the leader in promoting creative excellence and the business of fashion in India, today announced the list of 87 participating designers and 8 sponsors who have have come together with one common agenda of presenting the very best of fashion industry on the ramp in March.

A robust line-up of fashion stalwarts and the brightest young desingers will showcase their ready-to-wear brands on the runway and exhibition area.

As the pioneers of fashion weeks in India, LFW has always strived to achieve its objective of nurturing and consistently introducing innovation and talent in the Indian fashion fraternity. LFW continues to be the torch bearer by promoting the business of fashion in India; launch new initiatives and creating some of the best fashion designers in the country.

Highlights of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013:

Opening show by Tarun Tahiliani
One of India's most renowned and beloved fashion designers, Tarun Tahiliani will open Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Report 2013 with a grand off-site show for Tigre Blanc. An embodiment of design philosophy that encompasses the modern and the contemporary whilst embracing our historical past, Tarun Tahiliani is synonymous with the epitome of Indian luxury and couture.

Lakme Grand Finale
India's acclaimed fashion visionary Namrata Joshipura will be the Grand Finale designer at LFW Summer / Resort 2013. This reiterates Lakme Fashion Week's pledge to provide a platform for India's finest talent and the show will also mark Joshipura's first-ever showcase at Lakme Fashion Week

International designer Naeem Khan to present for the first time in India
The international flavor of luxury fashion makes its way to Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013, with Naeem Khan debuting in India with his exquisite collection, including custom made pieces for LFW SR 2013

Talent Box
Launched in August 2011, the Talent Box is the only platform of its kind in India dedicated to promoting young, emerging design talent. This international concept of mini preview shows will feature 19 designers participating this season. On invitation, outstanding fashion designer Anupama Dayal will be opening the Talent Box this season

Industry stalwarts in attendance
Showing their Summer/Resort collections at LFW SR 2013 will be industry stalwarts Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar, Arjun Khanna, Anupama Dayal, Vikram Phadnis and Rocky S

LFW TV will be streamed live on LFW's official YouTube channel, the first partnership of its kind for a fashion week in India. This will allow potential buyers and fashion enthusiasts all over the world to catch the action on the ramp live within the comfort of their homes and business. In addition to the live shows audiences will gain behind the scenes action, exclusive interviews, and parties and much more into India's premier fashion trade platform. Catch it all at

INIFD Presents Lakme Fashion Week's Fashion Workshop Series - Edition VIII
INIFD Presents Lakme Fashion Week's Fashion Workshop Series - Edition VIII: The 8th Edition of the Fashion Workshop Series (FWS) will focus on how designers can remain unique as fashion trends evolve and are reinvented. The session titled "Fashion fades, Style remains: The secrets behind a designer's signature look" will bring together some of the biggest names in fashion to share key insights on how they have been successful at maintaining a signature style.

Zovi Gen Next
A platform conceived by LFW, the Zovi Gen Next Program, has become the most coveted program for encouraging young talent in the country and has nurtured some of the leading names in the industry today. Renowned Stylist and Designer Aki Narula will continue to mentor these young designers. This season, 6 exceptional designers from across the country will showcase their debut collections and through this first-of-its-kind partnership with, one exclusive garment from each designer will be retailed on the portal.

Celebrating Indian Weaves & Crafts
As part of the continued endeavor to bring the dominance of Indian textiles and crafts to the fore LFW this season will be once again paying tribute to Indian textiles. This season, LFW will be bringing together industry veterans for workshops and installations. Additionally, show featuring textile designers, curated by Mayank Mansingh Kaul, will be a highlight of the day's activities. Furthermore the LFW Heritage Award presented by Maximiliano Modesti, a one lakh cash prize, will be awarded to the designer from this day who best incorporates Indian weaves and craftsmanship in their collection.

LFW SR 2013 will focus to set a new benchmark in the fashion community and meeting the ever-changing demands of the Indian fashion industry while engaging all our stakeholders - designers, buyers, sponsors, media and talent. Taking this prestigious event ahead and making it even more enterprising is LFW's strong line-up of committed partners that have played a significant role in making this event a grand success.

Continuing as the Associate Sponsor for the sixth season, is one of India's leading Mobile Services providers - Aircel

As LFW's longest running partner, DHL continues its support as the Official Logistics Partner of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013

Rejoining as Co-sponsor is Official Car Partner, Volvo Cars

Joining the family as Co-Sponsors are Tigre Blanc and

INIFD - Official Knowledge Partner; Kingfisher - Official Good Times Partner continues their support and Grand Hyatt, Mumbai remains the Official Hotel

Present at the occasion, Purnima Lamba, Head-Innovations Lakme said,
"We are excited to officially announce LFW Summer/Resort 2013. We have the perfect blend of accomplished as well as fresh designers showcasing their creative excellence this season. We are proud to have with us Namrata Joshipura whose contemporary, cutting-edge aesthetics are sure to set a bold Lakme trend statement this season. We believe that our choice of the Grand Finale designer further reinforces our commitment to showcase great talent and continue the infusion of contemporary energy into Lakme Fashion Week."

Sharing his views, Mr. Saket Dhankar, IMG Reliance said, "As thought leaders in Indian fashion and trade, our endeavor is to strengthen LFW as a platform every season. This edition of Summer/Resort will bring the best of Indian design to the runway. We are especially excited to have Indian-born, international designer Naeem Khan's first ever show in India which demonstrates our efforts to integrate India and build its reputation as a fashion destination globally. Additionally through the growth of engaging properties such as LFW TV, Talent Box and Indian Textile Day, we continue to provide an integrated experience of knowledge, engagement and business for all our stakeholders at Lakme Fashion Week."

Designers for Lakme Fashion Week - Summer/Resort 2013

Aartivijay Gupta Agnimitra Paul Amalraj Sengupta
Anupama Dayal Anushka Khanna Anushree Reddy
Archana Kochhar Archana Rao Arjun Khanna
Arpan Vohra Asmita Marwa Astha Narang
Bhairavi Jaikishan Daniel Syiem Debarun Mukherjee
Debashri Samanta Deepti Pruthi Dhruv Kapur
Poonam Sanghani & Rohit Dubey Gaurang Shah Javed Khan
Kaabia Grewal & Sasha Grewal Kapil & Monika Arora Karishma Jamwal
Karishma Shahani Khan Ken Ferns Khushboo Agarwal & Prem Kumar
Komal Sood Krishna Mehta Kunal Rawal
Manish Malhotra Masaba Gupta Mayank Anand & Shraddha Nigam
Megha Garg Mehak Gupta Naeem Khan
Namrata Joshipura Narendra Kumar Neha Sharma
Nikhil Thampi Nimish Shah Nishka Lulla
Nitya Arora Nupur Kanoi Pallavi Foley Dudeja
Pallavi Murdia Payal Singhal Pia Pauro
Pooja Kapoor

Pranav Mishra & Shyma Shetty

Preeti Wanchoo
Priyangsu Maji & Sweta Tantia Purvi Doshi Raakesh Aggarwal
Raghini Ahuja Rajat Tangri Rehane Yavar Dhala
Riddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar Rimi Nayak Ritika Bharwani
Rocky S Rohit & Abhishek Kamra Sailex Ngairangbam
Samar Firdos Sanjay Hingoo Sayantan Sarkar
Shehla Khan Shikha Grover & Vinita Adhikari Shivan & Narresh
Shruti Sancheti Shubham Kumar Sneha Arora
Sneha S Saha Sonakshi Raaj Sougat Paul
Soumitra Mondal Sounya Gohil Stephany Dsouza
Suhani Pittie Swapnil Shinde Swati Jain
Tarun Tahiliani Teresa Laisom & Utsav Pradhan Vaishali Shadangule
Vijay Balhara Vikram Phadnis Yogesh Choudhary

About Lakmé 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. LFW Summer/Resort 2013 will be held from March 22 to March 26th at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. For further information log on to

About ZOVI
Headquartered in Bangalore with the product division based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, ZOVI is a new men and women’s fashion & lifestyle brand available exclusively online. ZOVI believes in quality products, a superior shopping experience and excellent customer service. By removing the inefficiencies that exist in an offline retail environment and by leveraging the reach of the Internet, ZOVI aims to bring more value and convenience to shopping in India. was launched in July 2011 with a men’s fashion line and has since grown to include a women’s line, home furnishing, kidswear and an increasing number of fashion products such as: shoes, socks, bags, belts, ties and jewellery. From formal to casual wear, sportswear to accessories, offers a wide variety of products for the value conscious consumer. For further information log on to

About Lakmé:
Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Parisbased Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to

About IMG Reliance:
In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India's largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including - basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Added: February 26, 2013 Source: Lakme Fashion Week
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