The biggest fashion extravaganza of the country - Lakme India Fasion Week 2005 was held at Delhi from 20 th April to 26 th April with 61 designers (55 showcasing on ramp and 6 opting only for stalls) showcasing their collection with the primary objective of creating business relationships and facilitating a dialogue between designers, trade buyers and media.

The participating designers will showcased their Pret (ready-to-wear) and Diffusion (a line between ready-to-wear and couture) lines in Indian, Indo-Western and Western categories at the country's largest fashion event.

Nearly 60 international buyers from 12 countries, including UK, US, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Middle East, and about 90 domestic buyers also participated in the event. Amongst the big international buyers who participated in the fashion week were Selfridges, Harrods, Okra and RCKC. Prominent domestic buyers included Ogaan, Shoppers Stop, Be, Elan Couture.

Designers who participated are:

Abhishek Gupta Bobby & Manju Grover
Malini Ramani Rina Dhaka
Abu-Sandeep
Dabiri by Divya & Vandana Manish Arora
Ritu Kumar
Anamika Khanna Deepika Gehani Meera Muzaffar Ali Rocky S
Anant by Shobhna and Vijay Arora Deepika Govind
Monapali Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
Anita Dongre Falguni & Shane Monisha Jaising Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Anjana Bhargav Peacock Namrata Joshipura Sanskar by Sonam Dubal
Anju Modi Geisha Designs by Nandita Basu Satya Paul
Anuradha Vakil Paras & Shalini Narendra Kumar Shantanu and Nikhil
Aparna Chandra
JJ Valaya
Niki Mahajan
Shantanu Goenka
Aparna Wangdi
Kavita Bhartia
Payal Jain
Sonali Mansingka
Arjun Khanna Kimono by Kiran Pria Kataria Puri Tarun Tahiliani
Ashima - Leena Uttam Ghosh Rabani & Rakha Varun Bahl
Ashish & Smita Soni Krishna Mehta Raghuvendra Rathore
Wendell Rodricks
Ashish Pandey
Lalit Jalan' by Lalit & Sunita Jalan
Rajesh Pratap Singh
 
Balance' by Rohit Bal Le Spice - Suneet Varma Ranna Gill
 


Models who participated are:

48 leading models displayed the creations of India's top designers and added glamour to the prestigious Lakme India Fashion Week 2005.

The established and well known female models who participated are Jasmeet Kaur Randhawa (Jessei), Fleur Xavier, Vidisha Pavate, Nina Manuel, Tupur Chatterjee, Diandra Soares, Viveka Babaji, Bhawna Sharma, Carol Gracies, Kiran Rao, Binal Trevedi, Michelle Innes, Sapna Kumar, Joey Mathews, Laxmi Rana, Poonam Nath, Indrani Das Gupta, Sampada Inamdar, Shivani Kapur, Sonalika Sahay, Neha Kapur, Nolana D'Mello and Shivani Sabikhi. In the male category the list includes Ignatius Camilo, Muzamil, Upen Patel, Rajneesh Duggal and Gaurav Sachdeva.

The new female models who walk the ramp in LIFW for the first time were Krishna Somani, Sohini Jaitley, Himani Thapa, Tanvi Singh, Deepika Padukone, Monikangana Datta, Kiran Vajpai, Sucheta Sharma and Sunita Nagi. The male models making their debut were Aryan Biju Baruah, Bharat Arora, Amit Rampal and Sunny Arora, while the supplementary male models were Kushal Tandon, Abhinav Shukla, Rahul Jagtiani, Farhad Shahnawaz, Rahul Chaudhary, Navnit Sharma and Andre.

Schedule:

Day/
Time
Wed - 20 April Thu - 21 April Fri - 22 April Sat - 23 April Sun - 24 April Mon - 25
April
Tue - 26 April
10:00 Lakme Fashion House Winner Lalit Jalan by Sunita & Lalit Jalan/ MONAPALI Deepika Gehani/ Falguni & Shane Peacock/Rabani & Rakha/ Shantanu Goenka Ashish Pandey / Sanskar by Sonam Dubal/ Sonali Mansingka
10:30 FDCI Seminar FDCI Seminar FDCI Seminar
12:00 Ritu Kumar Le Spice- Suneet Verma ANJANA BHARGAV/ Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini MANISH ARORA 'Dabiri' by Divya & Vandana/ Pria Kataria Puri TARUN TAHILIANI ARJUN KHANNA
2:00 Rina Dhaka Ranna Gill APARNA CHANDRA/ Wendell Rodricks ANANT by Shobhna & Vijay Arora/ Kimono by Kiran Uttam Ghosh Abu Sandeep Balance by Rohit Bal Ashima-Leena
3:00 Lakme Pepper Mint Lakme Matteffect Lakme Sun Expert Lakme Hair Next
4:00 Abhishek Gupta/ Nandita Basu as by Ashish & Smita Soni Shantanu & Nikhil Raghavendra Rathore STUDIO VALAYA by JJ Valaya ANJU MODI Rajesh Pratap Singh
6:00 'ADO' PAYAL JAIN/ freefalling by Aparna Wangdi CUE by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna SATYA PAUL Anuradha Vakil/ Niki Mahajan Krishna Mehta Namrata Joshipura/ SABYASACHI Deepika Govind/ Narendra Kumar
8:00 Rocky S Samsung 'Best Thing Say Everything' Anita Dongre/ Manju & Bobby Grover Kavita Bhartia/ Malini Ramani Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali ANAMIKA KHANNA Lakme Grand Finale at 9:00 pm



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