This season, Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) has got an overwhelming response from the Gen Next and Emerging Fashion Designers group as also from the Accessory Designers group. LFW has received in all 189 applications - 88 for Gen Next and 44 for Emerging Fashion Designers from 20 cities across the country from Nagaland to Jaipur, from Dehradun to Secundrabad. Also, 8 Accessory Designers along with 49 established designers have applied. The Advisory Board members short listed the most talented designers for the Gen Next and the Emerging Designercategories, and also for the Accessories Group show.
Another new initiative this season at LFW will be the 'Group Accessory Designer Show' that will showcase 4 designers' collections of accessories like costume jewelry, head gears, handbags and shoes.
Expressing his views on the current initiatives, Mr. Anil Chopra, Advisor, Lakmé said, "This season, Lakmé Fashion Week is going to pleasantly surprise the fashion industry with its new and unique initiatives like the Men's Wear Day, Group Accessory Show and Art Studio. LFW Spring Summer '09, to be held at NCPA Mumbai from 20 to 24th October, will not be just another fashion week to showcase designer collections, but it will be a unique platform to reach out to its varied audiences. The overall response for the number of entries is a proof in itself that LFW has created a benchmark for fashion designers."