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Lakme Fashion week 2009

Written By Views maker on September 17, 2008 | 9/17/2008

Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), announced the names of the 75 participating designers and 13 sponsors for the upcoming LFW Spring - Summer '09 season. Anil Chopra - advisor, Lakme, Ravi Krishnan - advisor, IMG - India and Vikram Raizada - IMG head of fashion, unveiled the names at a press conference at the TAJ President Hotel, Mumbai on September 15. This season's Lakme Fashion Week will be held from October 20, to October 24, 2008, at National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai.

75 designers from across the country will participate in the event and showcase their collections. The gen next category will have 10 new faces, while established and emerging categories will feature 50 and 11 designers respectively. The 'Lakme Grand Finale' would be presented by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Celebrating the spirit of fashion season after season, sponsors like Gitanjali, Levi's, Chivas, Westside, Peroni, DHL, TAJ President Hotel and NCPA will continue to support LFW this season as well. This time, new sponsors like Skoda Auto, Cellucom, Nikon, E24 and Himalayan have also associated themselves with LFW and will share the stage with Lakm�, Lux and Sunsilk.

To promote men's fashion, LFW's new initiative of an exclusive Men's Wear Day, a first of its kind in India, will witness eight of the country's talented designers displaying their expertise in men's fashion. And for the first time, LFW will also have four accessory designers showcasing their collections.

LFW, along with JAMAAT, the contemporary art gallery in Mumbai, come together to merge art with fashion at ArtStudio at LFW. Several of the country's prominent artists such as: Ajay De, Arzaan Khambatta, Babu Xavier, Bharti Prajapati, Brinda Chudasama Miller, Dhruvi Acharya, Dileep Sharma, Indrapramit Roy, Jayasri Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Laila Khan Rajpal, Paresh Maity, Paritosh Sen, Rini Dhumal, Samir Mondal, Satish Gujral, Shiva Sanjari, Simeen Oshidar, Sudip Datta and Sunil Padwal will be a part of ArtStudio at LFW. These artists would create and exhibit their interpretation of fashion through art in forms and colourful brush strokes on canvas at the forthcoming LFW spring summer 2009.