What Happens At India’s Biggest Fashion Show

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Rediff.com‘s Rajesh Karkera and Hitesh Harisinghani share a photo journal of their time spent at the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week, which took place at Mumbai’s Jio Convention Centre.

Please click on the images for a good look at Rajesh and Hitesh’s pictures.

IMAGE: First up, a glimpse of the stunning venue.
Can you think of another better way to welcome people to another fabulous season of FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week?
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: All COVID-19 protocols were in place.
Every person entering the venue had to get tested.
“We were tested every single day, for the duration of the fashion week,” says Rajesh.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: Say hello to Ravi Pal, left.
Regulars at the fashion week will remember his smiling face as he checked IDs before letting people enter the show area.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: The chaos backstage!
Models rehearse in low light.
To the right are people working hard to set up the ramp for the next show.
Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: Backstage — one of the busiest areas of every fashion week.
However, this season it had a relaxed vibe. No one bumped into each other as they rushed for trials.
Missed the hustle and bustle that make a fashion week so special.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: Entering the green room has never been such a pleasure.
Make up artist Marianna Mukuchyan lit up the place with her beautiful smile.
While it is easy to spot a pic of Marianna doing make up for the models, this one’s special as she steals the spotlight.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: Also present in the green room was make up artist Nikita Sarang, left, working her magic on a colleague’s face.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: The relaxed vibe of the fashion week reflected in the green room as well.
Make up artist Akanksha Agrawal takes a selfie as she waits for her next assignment.
In the pre-pandemic era, each make up artist would be up on their feet from dusk to dawn, retiring for the day only to squeeze in a few hours of sleep before rushing back to the venue the next day.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: The pace may have slowed down, but the smiles were intact.
Model manager Pema Ongmu and backstage manager Delnaz pose for a pic.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: What’s fashion week without the models…
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: And celebrity showstoppers who grace the ramp with their presence.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: The red carpet where celebs posed in their fashionable best.
That’s movie Producer Pragya Kapoor in white.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

IMAGE: The team that held it all together. Kudos to the RISE Worldwide and Edelman team who ensured that everything went off smoothly.
Photograph: Sneh Zala

 

IMAGE: Goodbye, until we meet again.
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

 

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