Aiming to re-tag conventional titles and redefine the rules of fashion in line with Lakme’s philosophy of #UnapologeticallyMÉ, the Manish Malhotra Diffuse collection will see a splash of game-inspired prints representing individuality, non-binary, fluidity and androgynous styles. The collection is steeped in the spirit of enabling everyone to find their core and express themselves unfiltered and the show is for the fashionistas who are ready to take on the world, looking and feeling their best both on and off the runway.
Commenting on the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale and the showcasing designers, Harman Dhillon, Vice President of Skin Care & Color Cosmetics at Hindustan Unilever Limited said, “We, at Lakmé, are excited to bring to you another season of Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI. This season will be pivoted around our #UnapologeticallyMÉ campaign that celebrates fashionistas at work – accomplished Indian women who unapologetically embrace fashion, beauty and themselves in all walks of life; women who prove that prioritising beauty does not strip them of their substance. Partnering with celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who is known for pioneering trends through his Diffuse collection’s signature aesthetic, we look forward to our joint endeavour to redefine the new era of beauty and fashion in the country.”
Commenting on the show, legendary designer and celebrity favourite, Manish Malhotra said, “Celebrating one year of Diffuse at the Grand Finale of Lakme Fashion Week X FDCI. The rules of fashion are being redefined, it’s time to re-tag. I’m excited to bring the next drop of Diffuse with striking digital prints in androgynous and futuristic designs along with Lakmé’s bold endeavour to be #UnapoloegeticallyME. Let the games begin.”
Renowned makeup artist, Daniel Bauer will conceptualize the show-stopping makeup looks for the show this season, complementing the genius of Lakmé and Manish Malhotra. Commenting on the concept of the show, he said, “The Lakmé Grand Finale is the biggest and most influential fashion and beauty moment in our country. Through this show and with two icons of our industry, Lakmé and Manish Malhotra, we’re going to confront and challenge what beauty stereotypes and goals mean in 2023 and beyond. No apology for who you are and the makeup you choose, we are championing Unapologetically Mé for everyone, every day.”
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