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Lakme Fashion Week is a bi-annual fashion event that takes place in Mumbai. Its Summer-Resort show takes place in April while the Winter-Festive show takes place in August.[1]

Lakme Fashion Week
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Sridevi at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2010
FrequencyBi-Annual in April and August
Location(s)Mumbai, India
SponsorIMG Reliance



It is considered a premier fashion event in India.[2] It is run by IMG Reliance and the title sponsor is Lakme.[3]

The event first took place in 1999. International models such as Naomi Campbell as well as Indian film stars such as Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, and Arjun Rampal have participated in it. International labels that have taken part in LFW include Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli. Among Indian designers, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, and Ritu Beri have taken part in the event.[4][5] The event has been responsible for launching the careers of designers such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee.[6] Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Lisa Haydon have been some of the major show-stoppers till date.

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  1. ^ "ANOTHER FASHION WEEK ?". The Indian Express. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Mumbai all set for Lakme Fashion Week". Reuters. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Fashion business poised for dramatic growth: FDCI". Times of India. 2 August 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ "LFW 2013 announced". Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Fashion's Milestones". The Indian Express. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  6. ^ "New star rises from east". The Telegraph. 24 April 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

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