The showstoppers of fashion shows are well guarded secrets that are intended to unravel flamboyantly at the end of the show to the awes and gasps of audience. However it is difficult to contain the excitement to figure out who will be walking the ramp for the designers this edition of Lakme Fashion Week starting on 26th August 2015. The news and the grapevine suggest that eminent celebrities are expected at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015.
It is confirmed that Kareena Kapoor Khan, the face of Lakme, is going to be the grand finale showstopper for Gaurav Gupta. Gaurav Gupta will culminate the show with Lakme’s Sculpt theme. So we expect to see lot of structured silhouettes by Gaurav Gupta. To catch a glimpse of Kareena recreating her grand finale magic in Gaurav’s bespoke outfit, we have to wait till the final day of the event - Aug 30th 2015.
While the designers are willing to give a teaser and are speaking at lengths about what to expect from their collection, they are keeping us in the dark about their showstoppers. Relying on the rumour mill and judging by the trends expected in the shows, we have put together a list of bollywood celebrities that are expected at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Aishwarya graced Manish Malhotra’s grand finale for Amazon India couture Week 2015 in a burgundy-gold coloured attire. She walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra after a gap of five years and it is rumoured that she will to continue this trend at the Lakme Winter Festive 2015. Being one of the most desired celebs expected at Lakme Fashion Week, we hope Aishwarya turns our expectations into reality.
Kangana Ranaut: The reminiscence of her walk in a metallic silver gown with a knee-high cut for Jabong proves that Kangana is the ‘Queen’ when it comes to ramp shows. She also carried herself elegantly in a purple-wine gown for Manav Gangwani at the recent Amazon India Couture Week. She is one of the celebrities expected at Lakme Fashion Week who leaves her audience wanting to see more of her on the ramp.
Sonam Kapoor: The ever surprising fashionista is a perfect muse for a lot of fashion designers. She has a persona that is open to new looks and innovations, so an ideal choice for a designer thinking out of the box. Sonam Kapoor recently inaugurated the India International Jewellery Week 2015 in an exquisite emerald green backless gown by Michael Costello. Even if Sonam does not walk as a showstopper at the show, she will be one of the celebs expected at Lakme Fashion Week gracing the front rows of the event to check out the collection.
Ileana D’cruz: Ileana D’cruz has walked for Anushree Reddy’s bridal wear collection at Lakme Summer Resort 2014 and 2015. Anushree Reddy and Ileana share a good rapport and the connection is evident through their mutual presentation on the ramp. So we expect Ileana to be one of the celebs expected at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015 walking for Anushree.
Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra is a regular on the Lakme Fashion Week runways. She has walked for eminent designers like Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla and Varun Bahl in the summer resort and winter festive shows of 2013 and 2014. Playing Alex Parrish in the American series ‘Quantico’ our Bollywood actress was MIA for this year’s summer resort show. We hope to catch a glimpse of the actress who is away putting in 16 hours work per day for the series.
Veteran ladies like Sushmita Sen, Shilpa Shetty, Vidya Balan, Karisma Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan have added glamour to the previous seasons of the Lakme Fashion Week. It will not be unwise speculation to count on these leading ladies to make an appearance at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015.
The new breed of celebs expected at Lakme fashion week includes Jacqueline Fernandez, who has walked for Tarun Tahiliani. Nargis Fakhri has sashayed down the ramp for Suneet Verma, Anushree Reddy and Shehla Khan’s show. Aditi Rao Hydari was Payal Singhal’s muse and Deepika Padukone shared the ramp with Kareena Kapoor for Anamika Khanna’s grand finale of Lakme summer resort 2015. Chitrangada Singh is another regular presence at the runways of Lakme Fashion Week. These runway divas from past couple of years will unquestionably be the celebs expected at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015, adding fresh spunk to the event.
Bollywood always works hand in glove with Lakme Fashion Week and the show cannot be imagined without its celebrity glitterati. The brand positioning of a showstopper helps in creating perspective for the ensembles and leave a lasting impression on the audience. The iconic status of the showstopper celebs expected at Lakme Fashion Week brings their larger than life essence to fashion.
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