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Lakmé Fashion Week Curtain Raiser – India’s premier fashion trade platform turns 15!

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 marks the completion of fifteen glorious years of fashion. India’s premier fashion platform, today unveiled the list of 84 participating designers and 15 sponsors today, as part of the celebratory season. To be held from 18th to 22nd March 2015 at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai, the forthcoming season will host a perfect mix of upcoming talent and the industry’s most established names that will set an unparalleled benchmark of diversity, creativity and fashion.

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To celebrate its 15th anniversary Lakmé Fashion Week visited multiple cities before raising the curtain in Mumbai, giving each city an exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming, power packed season. Kolkata witnessed an exclusive preview with the city’s very own Grand Finale designer, Anamika Khanna. The excitement continued in Delhi as Manish Malhotra shared insights on the Blue Runway Show as part of the global WEvolve campaign against gender-based violence at Lakmé Fashion Week. Post a stupendous response in Mumbai, Lakmé Fashion Week took model auditions to Bangalore to select 5 more fresh faces of fashion who will walk the ramp this season. Here’s an exclusive insider on the event!

Sabyasachi a name that resonates with Lakmé Fashion Week’s journey and success to open the 15 year celebrations with a befitting opening show.What’s more, Lakmé Fashion Week will stage the best of Pakistani fashion on the Indian ramp with Zara Shahjahan returning to showcase her collection second time. The ultimate design priestess Anamika Khanna to bring ‘Sculpt’ – Lakmé’s fashion forecast for 2015, to life at the Grand Finale of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Anamika’s craftsmanship lends itself seamlessly to this cutting edge trend forecast by Lakmé. While WEvolve will launch its global campaign that empowers young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender-based violence at Lakmé Fashion Week this season, Jabong Stage will act as encouragement for new age designers.

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Speaking at the press conference, Purnima Lamba – Head of Innovation at Lakmé said,

“On this special occasion of Lakmé Fashion Week’s 15th anniversary, Lakmé is proud to showcase ‘Sculpt’ – our fashion forecast for 2015. Anamika’s craftsmanship lends itself seamlessly to bringing alive this cutting-edge trend forecast at the Lakmé Grand Finale. Originating from architectural design play, ‘Sculpt’ emphasizes chiseled, contoured lips with Lakmé’s newest range of hi-definition matte lip colors – Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Matte Lipstick. The Sculpt trend has also been crafted into a Sculpt skincare ritual, being launched across Lakmé Salons. As we celebrate this milestone year for Lakmé Fashion Week, we would like to announce the launch of Lakmé’s flagship store at the Palladium Mall, Mumbai – where Lakmé’s professional styling range across salon, skincare and makeup will come alive. We invite you to visit our experts at the Pro-Stylist Studio and experience our Sculpt collection and much more during Lakmé Fashion Week.”

Sharing his views, Saket Dhankar, Head-Fashion at IMG Reliance said,

“As pioneers of fashion weeks in India, in our 15th year, Lakmé Fashion Week continues to define the future of fashion in India. We have been discovering upcoming stars of Indian fashion through our highly successful and reputed GenNext program while encouraging and nurturing Emerging Talent with our parallel showing area Jabong Stage which only gets better each season. Our commitment to the business of fashion has made us the platform of choice for established designers from all over the world. We have planned extensively for this season and want you all to join in a befitting celebration of Indian fashion at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 from 18-22 March’15.”

Come celebrate fashion in motion with Lakmé Fashion Week at the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.