Lakme Fashion Week Is Here. Meet The Brains Behind The Iconic Fashion Show!

Devanshi Kapadia , 18 Mar 2015
Source: Instagram | @lakmefashionwk
Source: Instagram | @lakmefashionwk

When we look at all the glitz and glamour of fashion week from the outside, all we see is leggy models, beautiful dresses, and designers taking bows for their gorgeous work. Of course, they deserve credit for the art they consistently create and put out yearly, but sometimes we don’t see all the other work that goes on backstage to put together the extravaganza that is Lakmé Fashion Week! Meet the show’s directors, stylists, as well as hair & makeup artists. Let’s show them a little love!

The Show Directors

1) Anuradha Ahuja

Source: lakmefashionweek.co.in
Source: lakmefashionweek.co.in

Anuradha Ahuja has been a model, host, and choreographer for the Miss India pageant, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Apart from working with designers like Sabyasachi and JJ Valaya, Anuradha currently directs shows in India and Dubai.

2) Lubna Adam

Source: Instagram | @lubna.adam
Source: Instagram | @lubna.adam

She’s been a creative director for television, a fashion choreographer, and a talent manager. Now, she’s taking fashion week by storm with her direction, production, and ramp training for Lakmé Fashion Week.

3) Rashmi Virmani

Source: Facebook |@rashmi.virmani.167
Source: Facebook |@rashmi.virmani.167

This fashion director has worked with some of the biggest television networks in the country and has revolutionized the fashion industry. She is now making a splash in fashion globally by working with some of the biggest names in fashion: from Swarovski to Raghavendra Rathore.

The Stylists

1) Aki Narula

Aki Narula

He’s been a designer and celebrity stylist for movies like Dostana, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, and Housefull 2. This talent powerhouse is now styling for fashion week and the results, you can bet, are going to be awesome!

2) Gautam Kalra

Gautam Kalra in his military styled jacket from a flea market in Goa, at WIFW
Gautam Kalra 

He’s worked in advertising, he’s been a restraunteer, and a lead stylist. The Delhi-based designer provides his expertise for fashion week as well.

3) Pearl Shah

Source: Twitter | @PearlShah
Source: Twitter | @PearlShah

This expert has been the former fashion designer for Marie Claire and she’s got a background in writing and editing too. Her talent has taken her everywhere from Vogue to DNA, and now fashion week!

Hair & Makeup Artists

1) Clint Fernandes

Source: Facebook | Clint Fernandes Hair and Makeup
Source: Facebook | Clint Fernandes Hair and Makeup

Who hasn’t he worked with? Everybody from Kareena Kapoor to Amrita Arora swear by the magic that he achieves with a brush. From shoots to backstage at fashion week, he’s the reason models look as hot as they do!

2) Natasha Nischol

Source: fat-mu.com
Source: fat-mu.com

She’s known for the FAT MU makeup training program and she’s trained with Oscar-winning designer, Jenny Shircore. She now works with Lakme, overseeing all of fashion week.

3) Virginia Holmes

Source: fat-mu.com
Source: fat-mu.com

This multi-talented Brit moved to India in 2000 to explore her options and has been here ever since. She trained at Greasepaint, The London College of Fashion and Dinair U.K. Now, she and partner Natasha Nischol run FAT MU and work with fashion week.

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