Lakme Fashion Week AW 2021: Day 1 and 2 Highlights


While temporarily bidding farewell to self-isolation, the most-awaited return to physical fashion shows for marquee designers is being witnessed from 5th to 10th Oct 2021. FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week is presented by the collaboration of Lakmé, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and RISE Worldwide at the luxurious Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai’s commercial hub Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Mr Sunil Sethi, FDCI’s Chairman expressed his optimistic outlook of delivering world-class fashion at FDCI by collaborating with Lakmé Fashion Week. He said, “This season, with our physical shows being hosted at the magnificent Jio World Convention Centre, we have the opportunity to create an experience that will be par excellence. We are looking forward to a whole new level of showcases and creativity through this groundbreaking initiative.

The unbridled creativity of young designers was unveiled on a ramp adorned with an exceptional setup of crisscrossed white ropes.

Day 1:

The first day of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week was opened with overflowing enthusiasm expressed by the two rising stars,Deepit Chugh and Twinkle Hanspal at INIFD 32nd batch of the GenNext show. The INFID GenNext program has been recognized for providing young and talented designers with an opportunity to enhance their skills in the fashion industry. Deepit’s ‘Line Outline’ presented “IDYLL” a men’s wear line that portrays a fashionable and energetic look for the coming season. On the other hand, Twinkle’s eponymous label of lavish silks and breathable cotton is inspired by Indian classics.

Deepit Chugh’s designs
Twinkle Hanspal’s designs


The capsule collections of bridal wear were presented by Arpita Mehta with exceptionally rich techniques and textures. The bridal attire was made complete with beautiful minimal accessories and drapes.

Arpita Mehta
Arpita Mehta


Day 2:

The show began with Tarun Tahiliani’s artistic collection titled “The Reunion” which presented the richness of Indian heritage by depicting textures and architectural designs inspired by Chikarkari, Rabari and Pichwai art techniques. Moreover, the stage was set on fire when JJ Valaya launched his collection “RUMELI”. He has come up with some innovative techniques to create new designs for his products by exploring billboard flex, canvas and car seatbelts. 



The collection “Liquid Love” by Pearl Academy ‘Emerging Talent’ explored traditional Bandhani and Shibori crafts using sheer silks, cotton and organza fabrics in innovative patterns. The gender-fluid tailored silhouettes celebrate the wild and uninhibited nature that allows one to embrace his individuality and express his inner self.

Pearl academy
Pearl Academy



FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week’s phygital edition has already captured the hearts of many who are eagerly waiting to witness the grandeur of the complete fashion week. Apart from the on-ground show that is being conducted by following the government norms, the event is also showcased digitally on FDCI & LFW platforms for the convenience of its viewers.