Marking 20 years of high fashion

Lakme Fashion Week, the event which sets the tone for fashion trends of the year celebrated the milestone with a star-studded gala

By Author  |  Published: 13th Aug 2019  10:01 pm

Lakme Fashion Week rang in its 20th year anniversary with Gen-Next designers, industry veterans, makeup legends, models and celebrities who have been a part of the fashion gala in its journey over the years.

From 33 designers in 2000 to a prestigious platform now showcasing over 200 labels, the LFW has grown from strength to strength with each season. The fashion revelry was attended by designers like Nachiket Barve and Nikhil Thampi, along with established names such as Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar, Monisha Jaising and Shantanu & Nikhil.

Designer Nikhil Thampi, who was the Gen Next winner 2011, said his brand was born at LFW. “They are family to me, more like parents who guide me, yell at me, but are also the most proud to watch me grow,” said Thampi.

Ashwath Swaminathan, head of innovations, Lakme India, said, “The celebrations will culminate at our first season in 2020, where you will really see how we are going to elevate it to the next level with curation of different shows, the quality of content and the next set of programmes that we will unveil.

We have grown and thrived, consistently over the last two decades, with so many different people, yet we continue to be one big family that comprises designers, talent, hair and makeup artists, sponsors, showstoppers and everybody has played a role in making this platform what it is today,” he added.

Celebrity makeup artiste Daniel Bauer and Sabina Chopra and models Candice Pinto, Sheetal Mallar, Sucheta Sharma James and Anjali Lama were also a part of the celebrations. Faces of Lakme, celebrities such as Ananya Pandey, Isabelle Kaif and Shraddha Nigam were also in attendance.