Lakme Fashion Week to celebrate inclusivity and creativity

Lakme Fashion Week to celebrate inclusivity and creativity

Submitted by Kumuda on Tue, 2017-01-31 12:59 Mumbai: An experience of inclusivity, diversity, creativity, technology and fresh energy is guaranteed to attendees at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 -- which begins on Wednesday -- where, apart from Indian textiles, the focus will also be on sustainable and eco-friendly fashion.Interestingly, transgender model Anjali Lama and gender neutral model Petr Nitka will walk the ramp with at least a dozen celebrity showstoppers, including supermodel Padma Lakshmi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diana Penty and more.A line-up of over 90 designers will treat fashionistas to over 40 shows. The names will include veterans like Tarun Tahiliani, Anita Dongre and Ritu Kumar, as well as emerging talent such as Gaurav Khanijo and Naushad Ali, many of whom have incorporated regional crafts in their creations. Inclusivity will be the high point for this year at the gala, to be held at Reliance JioGarden, the organisers said."Inclusivity is going to be the most significant topic and we already have transgender Anjali Lama and gender neutral model Petr Nitka who will walk the ramp as the regular model pool. You don't have to fit a mould to be considered fashionable. Fashion beyond tags is going to be the high point," Jaspreet Chandok, Head-Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd, for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017, told IANS.The first day of the gala will see the Gen Next show in association with International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD). This will mark the debut of five labels.Day two will be dedicated to sustainable fashion, as well as observe Indian Textile Day. It will pay tribute to the rich heritage of Indian handwoven luxury. There will be a show by IMG Reliance Ltd dedicated to Kutch artisans, and e-commerce platform AJIO.com will present a show called Sustainable Man, where designers Rajesh Pratap Singh and Abraham