Lakmé Fashion Week hosts India’s first ever cruise show to open Summer/Resort 2017
~ Luxury cruise ship Costa neoClassica to host a grand Opening show by designer Monisha Jaising ~
Mumbai, 13th January, 2017: The grand Arabian Sea will soon be the stunning backdrop for the opening show of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. On January 20th, designer Monisha Jaising will showcase her stellar new Couture collection atop the first International luxury cruise ship to start sailing from Mumbai to Maldives, Costa neoClassica. Adding yet another experience to the list of firsts in Indian fashion, the opening show will be truly extraordinary, as the elegance of the sea infuses with grace on the runway.
Lakmé Fashion Week has pioneered the concept of large scaled offsite shows at iconic locations making the designer’s collection into an experiential presentation. Some of the highlights across the years have been shows at St Xavier’s College, Mehboob Studio and now Lakmé Fashion Week presents for the first time ever an Indian fashion show on a luxury cruise ship!
Speaking on the first ever fashion show to take place on a luxury cruise ship in India, Jaspreet Chandok, Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd said, “This is going to be a ground-breaking show in the history of Indian Fashion Weeks. Experiential shows such as this will only help to put Indian shows on the global fashion calendar and create significant buzz thereby enhancing the business of fashion in India. We are delighted to open with designer par excellence Monisha Jaising with a show that will offer an experience unlike any other witnessed in India and would like to thank Costa Cruise for hosting this event in partnership with us.”
Costa Cruises is Europe’s No.1 cruising company and Costa neoClassica will be the first luxury cruise ship to homeport in Mumbai and sail directly between Mumbai and the Maldives.
Nalini Gupta (Managing Director Lotus Destinations, Representative for Costa Cruise India) said, “We look forward to launching the Costa neoClassica Sailings in Mumbai, with the launch of the opening show of the Lakmé Fashion Week, for a completely unique and one of a kind fashion event.”
Completing 27 glorious years in the Indian fashion industry, veteran designer Monisha Jaising unveils her luxurious “S/S 17” Collection at the opening show of Lakmé Fashion Week 2017. The collection brings in a dreamy elegance to one’s spring summer style with billowing silhouettes, glorious array of patterns, fully embellished party dresses and cocktail sarees.
Monisha Jaising states, “I want to create a sense of drama, glitz, ultra-glam, emphasizing sharp angles and playing with varying tones throughout the collection. It’s about reinventing classic silhouettes. It’s also the joy of a modern woman, unafraid to spread her wings and conquer big city nights… in Haute Couture, of course.”
Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakmé, said, “This season we are all set to host a spectacular prequel to Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017. Designer Monisha Jaising will be presenting her collection on an international cruise ship, with the Arabian sea as the backdrop to her runway providing an experience that is bound to wow the audience. Lakmé Fashion Week continues to make waves with innovative shows like this across the city.”
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By Lalit Wadhwani