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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:15PM IST (9:45AM GMT)
FDCI to stage Lakme India Fashion Week 'Gala Designer Show' in the capital
39 top designers to dazzle Delhites with their choicest fares
New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the apex body of Indian designers, today announced its plans to organize a Gala Designer Show in the capital on January 18, 2002, at the Darbar Hall, Taj Palace. The fashion event, will feature the creations of 39 designers including Rohit Bal, JJ Valaya, Krishna Mehta, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Deepika Govind, Meera & Muzaffar Ali, Monisha Jaising among others, who showcased their collections in the LIFW 2001 held at Mumbai. While some of these professionals will present ensembles that were displayed during the LIFW 2001, held in August in Mumbai, others will come up with creations for the upcoming season. The show will bring together in an integrated manner all the key players in the designer community, and will showcase its best talent.

The display at the show will consist of prêt and diffusion collections, with each of the participants presenting three of the most outstanding outfits from his or her portfolio. A bevy of 18 female and 6 male models who are the brightest stars in the firmament of the Indian fashion world will appear on the ramp, attired in the creations of these artistes.

"Since LIFW 2001 was held in Mumbai, we wanted to present New Delhi with a taste of the event. New Delhi, with its fashion-conscious public and media, industry professionals, and policy makers will be witness to the country's best designer collections, presented as the Lakme India Fashion Week Gala Designer Show," said Sumeet Nair, Executive Director, FDCI

The FDCI believes that interaction between the industry professionals and the policy makers is vital for the future growth of this sector, and it envisages the show as an effective platform for facilitating such interface.

The LIFW Gala Designer Show will be sponsored by Lakme Lever as the title sponsor. Sunsilk continues to be the associate sponsor while the Taj Palace Hotel will be the official venue for the event. Kingfisher, Fiat and Channel [V] will continue as co-sponsors for the event. Lycos is the official website, Cathay Pacific comes in as the official international airline, and Air Sahara is the official domestic airline.

Lakme India Fashion Week 2001 was held from August 6-12, 2001 at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. India's leading models, choreographers, make-up artists, hair stylists, set designers, sound and light specialists brought to life the Prêt-a-porter (ready-to-wear) and Diffusion (a line between ready-to-wear and trousseau/couture) collections, designed by 44 of India's best designers through 27 shows over seven days of heightened business activity. A 'by invitation only' event, Lakme India Fashion Week 2001 had over 15,000 visitors ranging from buying houses to domestic trade buyers, the textile industry, media as well as sponsor and designer guests.

IMG is exclusively responsible for all commercial aspects as well as the event management of Lakme India Fashion Week. FDCI and IMG work closely together through the year to ensure that Lakme India Fashion Week meets international standards.

FDCI, the national apex body of Indian fashion, was formed in 1998 with professionals across the fashion industry. The FDCI has been initiated with the specific endeavour to foster growth in the fashion industry and help expand the target customer base. In short, promote The Business of Fashion for the Indian fashion industry in India and internationally. Under the aegis of the Textile Ministry, FDCI provides a platform for designers and encourages investments and professional input in design labels.



1Mr Abhishek Gupta
2Mr Aki Narula
3Ms Anjana Bhargava
4Ms Anshu Arora Sen
5Ms Anuradha Vakil
6Ms Aparna Jagdhari
8Ms Ashima & Leena Singh
9Mr Ashish Soni
10Ms Deepika Govind
11Mr Jattin Kochhar
12Studio Valaya
14Ms Krishna Mehta
15Mr Lalit Jalan
16Ms Lina Tipnis
17Ms Malini Ramani
18Mr Manish Malhotra
19Ms Manju Grover
20Ms Meera Muzaffar Ali
21Ms Monisha Bajaj
22Ms Monisha Jaising
23Ms Nandita Basu
24Ms Niki Mahajan
26Ms Payal Jain
27Ms Poonam Bhagat
28Ms Priyadarshini Rao
29Ms Puja Nayyar
30Mr Rajesh Pratap Singh
31Ms Ranna Gill
32Ms Rina Dhaka
33Ms Ritu Kumar
34Mr Rohit Bal
36H20 / CUE
37Mr Savio Jon Fernandez
38Mr Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra
39Mr Vijay & Shovana Arora

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