Lakmé Fashion Week introduces ‘Fashion Talks’ at WeWork

Mumbai, 30th November 2017: Taking the lead once again in creating conversations on fashion and the industry, Lakmé Fashion Week today hosted the first ever ‘Fashion Talks’ at WeWork office spaces in BKC Mumbai.

Thecountry’s leading young designers, Nikhil Thampi and NishkaLulla together with IMG Reliance’s Head of Fashion Jaspreet Chandok cametogether to discuss various facets of fashion and creativity in Indiatoday. Well known stylist Ekta Rajani was the moderator of thepanel discussion. 

DesignerNikhil Thampi spoke about his journey from a psychology student to one of thecountry’s most distinguished designers, having dressed the leading ladies ofBollywood. Nishka Lulla shared her story of learning and growing as a designerwith her mother, designer Neeta Lulla’s creative influence. Both Nishka andNikhil shared their experiences, spoke about the challenges they faced as youngdesigners, their learnings and their vision for the future of fashion design.The designers showcased three iconic looks each from their collections. 

A leading,experienced voice from the business side of design and retail in India, Mr.Jaspreet Chandok added to the understanding of the climate of creativity andentrepreneurship in India today. It was an engaging session during which EktaRajani egged the panelists on to cover varied topics including retail trends tobrand collaborations and celebrity styling. 

JaspreetChandok, Head of Fashion – IMG Reliance said, “The fashionlandscape in India is constantly evolving with young designers who bring freshand new ideas to the fore every season at Lakmé Fashion Week. We are happy todebut Fashion Talks at WeWork which serves as the perfect place forcreators to meet and collaborate.  This was the first of many suchimmersive discussions which we plan to have on an ongoing basis” 

NishkaLulla, Designersaid, “Fashion Talks by Lakmé Fashion Week and IMG Reliance at WeWorkwas a great initiative as there are so many young designers who want to knowmore about the business of fashion as it is the need of the hour. I think theinitiative was highly fruitful as it is great for aspiring designers to hearabout the industry directly from individuals who have been a part of it. Ithink it was a great workshop!” 

NlikhilThampi, Designersaid, “It’s been six years since I have been a part of the fashionindustry. My career’s starting point was at Lakmé Fashion Week, so I have anemotional attachment with the platform. Everyone perceives fashion industry tobe very glamourous, but very few know of the challenges we face. We gottogether for the Fashion Talks at We Work in association with a platform likeLakmé Fashion Week to share our insights and experiences first hand.” 

EktaRajani, Stylistsaid, “This evening was all about sharing. WeWork is an amazing,creative space that brings professionals from different walks of life together.Lakmé Fashion week and IMG Reliance organized this Fashion Talk with NikhilThampi and Nishka Lulla at WeWork to encourage the habit of sharing thelearning curve with the next set of young aspirants who wish to join thefashion business.”

“WeWorkis a platform for creators and we truly believe in offering a holistic creativeexperience in our workspaces. By hosting Fashion Talks with Lakmé Fashion Weekat WeWork BKC, we are bringing together some of the best creative minds throughan event that is designed to inspire our community. We conduct a lot of events,as it's an integral part of the WeWork experience. Our goal is to support ourcommunity in the best possible way”, said Karan Virwani, General Manager, WeWorkIndia.

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