Lakme Fashion Week

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Lakmé Fashion Week
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Lakmé Fashion Week
Nargis Fakhri in Ritu Kumar's ensemble at Lakme Fashion Week at Grand Hyatt Mumbai, by SouBoyy, Sourendra Kumar Das..jpg
Nargis Fakhri at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2013
FrequencyBi-Annual in April and August
Location(s)Mumbai, India
Country India
Years active1999–present
Previous eventAugust 2018
Next eventApril 2019
SponsorIMG Reliance

Lakmé Fashion Week is a bi-annual fashion event that takes place in Mumbai. Its Summer-Resort show takes place in April while the Winter-Festive show takes place in August.[1]


The event first took place in 1999.


It is considered one of the premier fashion events in India.[2] along with FDCI's India Fashion Week and India Runway Week. It is jointly run and organized by Lakmé, and IMG Reliance Limited, where title sponsor is Lakmé.[3]

International models such as Naomi Campbell as well as Indian film stars such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, and Arjun Rampal have participated in it making it one of the most prominent fashion shows in the world. International labels that have taken part in LFW include Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli. Among Indian designers, Ajay Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, and Ritu Beri have taken part in the event. [4] [5][6] The event has been responsible for launching the careers of designers such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee.[7] Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Lisa Haydon have been some of the major show-stoppers till date.

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  1. "ANOTHER FASHION WEEK ?". The Indian Express. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. "Mumbai all set for Lakme Fashion Week". Reuters. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  3. "Fashion business poised for dramatic growth: FDCI". Times of India. 2 August 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. "Loud patterns, bold statement". Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. "LFW 2013 announced". Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  6. "Fashion's Milestones". The Indian Express. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  7. "New star rises from east". The Telegraph. 24 April 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

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