Young talent is the focus of the LFW this year. The Fashion extravaganza that starts in Mumbai on August 3 features young talent Kallol Datta and Pankaj & Nidhi as the grand finale. Purnima Lamba, Head Innovations Lakme said: "Lakme's grand finale designers are hand-picked for being fashion visionaries - works with the concept of forecasting fashion trends for the season.
We have complete faith in Pankaj-Nidhi and Kallol as designers to bring alive the essence of Lakme at the grand finale." "All designers will showcase Indian weaves and crafts to extend their support to this unique initiative and help bring the dominance of Indian textiles and crafts to the fore. Winter-Festive 2012 will also see LFW presenting an award for the designer who best incorporates Indian weaves and craftsmanship in their collection," said Lamba.
Another highlight will be Gen Next that completes seven years this season and renowned designer and stylist Aki Narula will continue to mentor young designers. As many as seven new talents from across the country will participate in the segment.