Fashion Shows in India
The Indian fashion domain is as monumental and chivalric as the nation’s demography, and is looked upon as one of the most influential podiums for global industry. And my fashion forecast withstands valid reasons then India will soon rub shoulders with Paris, Milan, New York and London. As a tribute to grandiosity of Indian fashion domain, I offer you top 10 fashion shows in India that are gushing out nothing but beauty and brilliance.
The credit for this sumptuous victory indeed goes to the Indian fashion designers, who are the forerunners to have shaped India as the melting pot for global fashion industry.
As FashionLady is celebrating India’s glorious transformation from a demure damsel into an impelling dark horse, let’s go through the list of top 10 fashion events that are taking place across India!
Lakme Fashion Week
Did you know Lakme Fashion Week is the first fashion show to have taken place in India?
LFW, which is organized in Mumbai, is a bi-annual Indian fashion event. The first show – Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort takes place in February and the second event Lakme Fashion Week Winter Event takes place in August.
The most prominent of all the top 10 fashion shows of India, LFW is controlled by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and sponsored by Lakme.
India enjoyed their first ever fashion show back in August 1999 at Delhi, Taj Palace. Since it was the first national event, country’s leading designers had geared up for the show.
Around 33 designers including Rana Gill, Ritu Beri, Monisha Jaising, Anamika Khanna, Tarun Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Malini Ramani, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Ashish Soni to name a few had participated to showcase their creations at national level.
Ranna Gill was the first designer to open the show with her Fall 2000 collections, which was then followed by Gudda’s (Rohit Bal) winter line for men, Ritu Beri’s shimmering numbers, Monisha Jaising’s mirror works and bridal trousseau by Anamika Khanna.
Today the LFW is the most popular Indian fashion event, thanks to the designers like Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Sabysachi Mukherjee and Rocky S to name a few, who have effortlessly managed to bring Bollywood and fashion on a single runway.
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week had celebrated their 23rd edition in March at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Just like Lakme Fashion Week, WIFW is also a bi-annual event showcasing both summer and winter collections respectively. The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014 witnessed 118 prominent as well as young designers offering a grand total of 31 shows for the event.
The bi-annual prêt weeks for women’s wear is run by FDCI and is sponsored by Wills Lifestyle and was established a year later in 2000 after LFW.
While the Autumn-Winter is held in March, the month of October celebrates their Spring Summer show.
WIFW is an all-encompassing fashion event, exhibiting works by eminent designers including Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Guari & Nainika, Alpana & Neeraj, Janavi, Nikasha, Joy Mitra and Amit Aggarwal to name a few.
Irrespective of all the controversies such as wardrobe malfunctions, the WIFW is still considered as one of the notable Indian fashion weeks, offering great opportunities to the budding designers.