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Krishna Mehta, Purnima Lamba, Tasneem Mehta, Shaina NC, Ritu Kumar, Saket Dhankar, Shruti Sancheti, Hemang Agrawal at the 'Re-invent Banaras' meet
Krishna Mehta, Purnima Lamba, Tasneem Mehta, Shaina NC, Ritu Kumar, Saket Dhankar, Shruti Sancheti, Hemang Agrawal at the ‘Re-invent Banaras’ meet

Lakmé Fashion Week announced the launch of their initiative for the revival of Banaras handlooms – titled ‘Re-invent Banaras’ – along with Shaina NC at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Contributing to the initiative, Ritu Kumar revealed some significant looks from her ‘Varanasi Weaves’ collection that will be showcased at Indian Handlooms & Textiles Day at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 on August 27 at Palladium Hotel. Designers Krishna Mehta, Shruti Sancheti and Hemang Agrawal were present.
The Indian Handloom & Textile day at Lakmé Fashion Week celebrates the rich heritage of hand-woven luxury every season. The platform will propagate ‘Reinvent Banaras’ with varied significant initiatives this season, including Shaina NC curating a special exhibition at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum for Lakmé Fashion Week.
The exhibit will showcase India’s top fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Ritu Beri, Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl, Rina Dhaka, Krishna Mehta, Shruti Sancheti and Abhishek Gupta among others, on a single platform. This is part of a nationwide campaign led by Shaina NC focused to uplift the Banaras handloom industry, part of the ‘Make In India’ initiative supported by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
Sharing the richness of this revival initiative were Saket Dhankar, Vice President and Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance Ltd, Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakmé India and Tasneem Mehta, Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

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