Delhi / Mumbai,
The fashion week season is upon us, kicked off by Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 (22-28 September), followed by Paris Fashion Week Womenswear (27 September – 5 October 2021) and moving on. Though the homegrown fashion bodies Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and the Lakmé Fashion Week, jointly run and organized by Lakmé, and IMG Reliance Limited, are not part of the global cycle, the timing does coincide and overlap.
Continuing the trend of last seasons of phygital fashion weeks jointly presented by the Delhi and Mumbai designers, the next edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week is scheduled to take place from 5th to 10th October 2021. Delhi based senior fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani will open the fashion week with the digital showcase on the 5th October, 2021 and the physical fashion show on the 7th October, 2021, with a showcase of his Autumn/Winter2021 collection, ‘The Reunion’.
In a first of its kind association, FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week are set to bring on board the lifestyle social commerce platform, Trell, as Official Lifestyle Partner. Trell, will livestream shows from the FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week schedule is a exclusive showcase through a collaboration with designer Samant Chauhan. Through this partnership, Trell will give 2 of their creators a chance to be a part of the exclusive Samant Chauhan fashion film as well as get access to all the live shows, while also delivering content from well-known names in the fashion world.
Designer duo David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore, of label Abraham & Thakore, will be seen collaborating with R-Elan’s ‘fabric of the future’, at the upcoming joint, phygital edition of FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. The duo will be creating a collection that explores different ways to create fashion using practices that are sustainable and mindful. The eco-friendly presentation inspired by the theme of ‘Assemble. Disassemble. Reassemble’ will be made from Green Gold; a unique fabric created from recycled PET by R-Elan. The range will consist of classic shapes that are timeless and versatile, forming the basis of a contemporary ready-to-wear wardrobe, perfect for every occasion.
Lookout for a live showcase of Carbon Zero TENCEL™ fibers and Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh at the finale of Sustainable Fashion Day of FDCI Lakme Fashion Week 2021. The sustainable collection titled ‘The Master’s Words’ will pay tribute to the late Satya Paul who passed away earlier this year and launch the Carbon zero TENCEL™ fibers by Lenzing. In addition to having a higher environmental value, the Carbon zero TENCEL™ fibres will also feature the functional benefits of standard TENCEL™ fibres including gentleness on the skin, long-lasting softness, silky smoothness, enhanced breathability and colour retention. These fibres are certified as CarbonNeutral® and Lenzing’s key initiative towards its goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.