The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week in association with EbixCash Autumn-Winter 2020, by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) will take place from March 11-15, 2020, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
This year there are 23 runway shows and over 80 designers participating via shows and stalls as #FashionWearsArt remains the overriding theme. The LMIFW will take place from March 11-14 and March 15 is the Pearl Portfolio and FDCI Designer Stockroom.
Not only that this year, but the FDCI is also introducing a new space, aptly titled, “Open”, where the velvet ropes have been removed, opening its doors to anyone in the fraternity, in an attempt to foster new ideas. Here concepts will be celebrated, and different perspectives lauded making it an area for conversation, resulting in multiple inspirations. Different mediums from sound, art, as well as scenography will amalgamate with fashion, ensuring an enabling design narrative.
The interesting line up includes — Milind Soman’s Book Launch, ‘Art Minimal’ by Bobo Calcutta, where wearable art is showcased and Kanika Goyal’s ‘Craving Confetti’ glimpse into the mind of the new generation, which views fashion through the lens of vivid brightness. Lastly, ‘Wayfarer’ by Siddhartha Bansal, pays homage to ‘Chintz’ and its provenance.
Talking about this event Chairman of FDCI Sunil Sethi shares, “Fashion has an innate ability to bring about an effective change in what we see around us, as it’s greatly influenced by social, cultural and political revolutions, making it thematic in essence. Through ‘Open’ we hope to explore, evolve and contemplate on these stories through diverse forms of communication, making it both challenging and uplifting.”
He further added, “This year, the LMIFW will have a few art-inspired shows and the Grand Finale will be the jewel in the crown. We have some of India’s best designers, who are creating ensembles based on artworks and this will be one of the most impactful shows of the lineup. As fashion gets an artistic viewpoint, we hope to delight our viewers with something that has always been an integral part of the design world—art, even though it has been more subliminal than overt.