Posted on March 17, 2013 at 4:36 am

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The Showstoppers of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013

Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2013 has a very impressive group of 87 designers who have have come together with one common agenda of presenting the very best of the fashion industry on the ramp this upcoming week. A robust line-up of fashion stalwarts and the brightest young designers will showcase their ready-to-wear brands on the runway and exhibition area.

As the pioneers of fashion weeks in India, LFW has always striven to achieve its objective of nurturing and consistently introducing innovation and talent in the Indian fashion fraternity. LFW continues to be the torchbearer by promoting the business of fashion in India, launching new initiatives, and creating some of the best fashion designers in the country. This fashion week is bound to be one of the best with so many talented designers being showcased!

The opening show will be conducted by Tarun Tahiliani, one of India’s most renowned and beloved fashion designers, 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.

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Shilpa Shetty with Tarun Tahiliani in 2010

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

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An exquisite ensemble by Namrata Joshipura.

And one of my most favorite international designers, Naeem Khan, will be presenting his beautiful work, including custom made pieces for LFW, for the first time in India!  His phenomenal designs have been worn and adored by celebrities and public figures like Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria, and Beyoncé!

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Michelle Obama, alongside Manmohan Singh and President Obama, in a Naeem Khan gold strapless dress during state dinner in 2009.