Mumbai, 04th October 2021: FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week presented jointly by Lakmé, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and RISE Worldwide announced the return to physical shows for select marquee designers. As an exclusive pre-launch initiative, guests will get to experience the luxurious Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai’s commercial hub Bandra-Kurla Complex, which will be home to FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week between 7th -10th October 2021.
The on-ground roster will begin with Tarun Tahiliani and feature some of India’s leading designers including AK-OK by Anamika Khanna, Abraham & Thakore, MXS by Monisha Jaising and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pankaj & Nidhi, Troy Costa, Gaurang and many more. The on-ground schedule will culminate with the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale.
Hosting Lakmé Fashion Week as a curtain raiser for such marquee events, Jio World Convention Centre is equipped with world class facilities, state-of-the-art technology and is purpose-built to host most distinguished events in India. Part of Mumbai’s much awaited mixed-use and one-of-its kind development by Reliance and strategically located in the central business district of Bandra Kurla Complex, in the heart of Mumbai, the convention centre offers India’s finest convention and exhibition facilities.
Lakmé Fashion Week gives a sneak- peak into the Convention Centre, which is part of a multi- faceted development that is spread over 18.5 acres and comprises of one of India’s largest convention facilities, arts & cultural venues, a premium retail precinct, unique food & beverage experiences, luxury service residences and ultra-modern office spaces.
For FDCIXLFW sustainability has always been one of the key pillars of the event. This partnership is an important step in making the platform a carbon neutral event as the Jio World Convention Centre is also LEED Platinum certified.
Sumati Mattu, Head of innovations, Lakmé said, “Lakmé Fashion Week has always persevered towards bringing to the fore, the best of beauty and fashion to the industry. This season is no different. We continue to push ourselves to evolve the ecosystem and help the industry grow and thrive. With the JWCC, state-of-the-art convention centre being home to the physical showcases being hosted, we take yet another step in making this premier platform in collaboration with FDCI a world class event.”
Mr. Sunil Sethi, Chairman – FDCI said, “FDCI’s collaboration with Lakmé Fashion Week has always aimed at delivering world-class fashion . This season, with our physical shows being hosted at the magnificent Jio World Convention Centre, we have the opportunity to create an experience that will be par excellence. We are looking forward to a whole new level of showcases and creativity through this ground breaking initiative.”
Mr. Jaspreet Chandok, Head RISE Fashion and Lifestyle said, “We have always looked to elevate each season of fashion week, bringing in bigger and bolder concepts to the forefront. We are truly excited to have this season hosted at the Jio World Convention Centre with its flexible and dynamic spaces as we finally have a destination that can make FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week one of the world’s most celebrated fashion weeks.”