Tuesday 29 January 2013


Bangalore, 28th January, 2013: The international flavor of luxury fashion, high end evening wear makes its way to Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013, with Naeem Khan debuting in India with his exquisite collection.

In a move that reinforces Lakmé Fashion Week’s commitment to showcasing remarkable talent and continuing the infusion of contemporary energy into the event, India’s premier fashion event has announced today that international designer Naeem Khan will be showcasing his signature repertoire at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013.

An outstanding number of the world’s most stylish women are fans of one of the biggest names in international fashion: Naeem Khan. His style is committed to adorning elegant women in clothes befitting their refinement, his ever shining fan base of celebrities and socialites includes First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Florence Welch, Emily Blunt, and Queen Noor of Jordan. His designs have graced the silver screen in epic fashion films like Sex & the City and Dreamgirls.

Naeem Khan brings with him tremendous amount of experience and heritage. His trademark luxurious collection consists of impeccably cut dresses, sophisticated gowns and separates – all hand embroidered by experts. Khan was born in India and grew up surrounded by the beauty of its culture, architecture, history and design. He cultivated his vast knowledge of textiles under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, both well known in India for designing intricate clothing worn by the royal families.

“I am incredibly excited to showcase my collection in India for the first time, especially in my hometown of Mumbai.  It is truly an honor to be part of Lakmé Fashion Week, India's answer to the international runway, and I am thrilled to announce our partnership.” says Naeem Khan talking about Lakmé Fashion Week.

We are extremely proud to bring in Naeem Khan to India, his roots, to showcase at Lakmé Fashion Week –Summer/Resort 2013. His designs have been celebrated at International platforms like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York and much admired by leading ladies across the globe. This will be Naeem’s first ever show at Lakmé Fashion Week and it promises to be truly grand with his signature style gowns and evening-wear that are synonymous with transnational glamour. Our association with him further establishes Lakmé Fashion Week’s parity with fashion events around the world. ” says Purnima Lamba, Lakmé, Head, Innovations.

“We at IMG Reliance have brought together on a single platform, India’s biggest names in the fashion and creative arena. This season we bring to you one of the biggest names in the fashion industry – Naeem Khan. It is indeed our honor to have Naeem showcase his collection at Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Resort 2013. This association brings to life our endeavor of making Lakmé Fashion Week a truly global fashion event.” said Mr. Saket Dhankar, Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance.

About Lakmé Fashion Week:
Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”. LFW is organized twice every year. LFW Summer/Resort 2013 will be held from March 22 to March 26th at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. For further information log on tohttp://www.Lakméfashionweek.co.in

About Lakmé:
Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on towww.lakméindia.com

About IMG Reliance:
IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India's largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India's premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia's only ATP World Tour event, the Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level.  IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including - basketball, soccer and tennis-at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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