Saket Dhankar, Neeta Lulla, Purnima Lamba
Saket Dhankar, Neeta Lulla, Purnima Lamba

Come month-end all the fashion babies will come out to play when Lakmé Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2016 opens its doors (and runways) to the 90 designers who are going to be participating in different capacities. The 5-day fashion extravaganza will open with Bollywood’s Mr. Popular, Manish Malhotra‘s offsite show on March 29th, and close with Rohit Bal’s LFW Grand Finale on April 3rd. And SO MUCH fashion in between.

The curtain raiser event held yesterday announced a bunch of fun things that have got us looking forward to LFW even more (if that’s possible!) ElektroCouture, a pioneer in bespoke electronic wearable technology is going to do a show for the first time in India and 17 new designers will be debuting this Summer-Resort season across all the different categories. Also, thanks to the fresh face auditions that Lakmé held in New Delhi and Mumbai, we will be seeing 11 new models walk the ramp for the first time too! They even managed to snag international models Azura Skye and Smita Lasrado.

You already know that the beautiful Lisa Haydon attended the event, but here are the rest in case you were curious

Manasi Scott


Saket Dhankar, Neeta Lulla, Purnima Lamba

Saket Dhankar, Neeta Lulla, Purnima Lamba

Designers Paras & Sonam Modi

Payal Singhal & Shibani Dandekar

Sabina Chopra

Rikee Chatterjee

Shereen Lovebug & Ishita Mangal


Anita & Designer Agrima Batra

Sveta Salve

Sugandha Garg

Dayana Erappa & Monisha Jaisingh

Payal Khandwala

Candice Pinto & Nayan Chaudhary

Designer Naveem Naaz Shaikh & Mini Mathur

Designer Sohaya Misra & Rachel Varghese

Rohit Bal

Rohit Bal

Sarah-Jane Dias & Designer Chirag Nainani

Surveen Chawla

Aside from the popular Gen-Next category and Sustainable & Indian Textile Day, Lakmé is going a step further and introducing the cool concept of offsite shows starting with Manish’s opening and also a special preview of Anand Kabra‘s collection at an “experimental” location. Oh, the suspense!