|Lakme Fashion Week
||Bi-Annual in April and August
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.
It is considered a premier fashion event in India. It is run by IMG Reliance and the title sponsor is Lakme. The event is managed ane executed by Ajeet Ghorpade (Grassroots Productions).
The event first took place in 1999 and 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. The event has been responsible for launching the careers of designers such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Lisa Haydon have been some of the major show-stoppers till date.