Shantanu-Nikhil all set to give a much-deserved grand-finale at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019

Titled Recruit SS’19, their collection will be inspired by Lakme’s beauty theme for the season, Matte Reinvent.


Yet another season of the popular fashion event, Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), is here. The Summer/Resort 2019 edition of the fashion week will be held between January 30 and February 3, 2019, in Mumbai.

Renowned fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra will be closing the festival giving it a much-deserved grand finale. This will be their first ever finale showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week and keeping the same in mind, the brother duo said that they feel like being 'reborn in the world of fashion' calling this milestone an 'ultimate exam.'

In an interview with the media, they said, “It has happened to us after 18 years and there isn’t anything more exciting than this - The first Shantanu and Nikhil finale on a platform like Lakme Fashion Week which has continuously given fashion and make up a new dimension. It is almost like being reborn in the world of fashion. It is like the ultimate fashion show for us. The feeling is one of as if it is our first and last fashion show. This is the ultimate exam in the fashion world.”

Talking more about the same, the duo said, “Firstly we are always questioning ourselves at work and always looking to reinvent our styles and designs. We are looking for a disturbance in our equilibrium at work so it is not unusual for us to be putting ourselves into this position. As far as the responsibility is concerned, if you have a story to tell and you stick to it, just go full-throttle and that’s what we are doing. This time we are giving red a new dimension in a matte flavour. Red is also a colour we have never dabbled with and that by itself gave us an added sense of responsibility. How do we make red, black and gold -- the colours of the Lakme packaging this season -- integrate seamlessly. Then sort of weave it in with a story that has a strong emotional connect of valour, pride, and integrity that pretty much sets the tone for this collection.”

The designers have an impeccable sense of fashion and style, and they feel that the Indian fashion industry has now realised the opportunity that lies in India’s history without having to depend on craftsmanship only but look for the inner craftsman.

LFW Summer/Resort 2019 will be held at JioGardens in BKC.

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