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India’s Lakme Fashion Week once again presented ‘Mai Mumbai’ Fashion for Relief Charity Show at Lakme Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for Citizens for Justice and Peace, in a show of solidarity against the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. 

The event had 32 top Indian and International designers from around the world presenting their creations on some of India’s most renowned celebrities. The Indian designer line up had Anamika Khanna, Anand Kabra, Anuj Sharma, Anupama Dayal, Arjun Khanna, JJ Vallaya, Lecoanet Hemant, Malani Ramani, Manish Malhotra, Nachiket Barve, Nandita Mahtani, Narendra Kumar, Nikasha Tawadey, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rakesh Agarwal, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sanchita Ajjampur, Savio Jon, Varun Bahl, Vikram Phadnis and Wendell Rodricks.


The international creators were Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Louis Vuitton, shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Matthew Williamson, Naeem Khan, Nanette Lepore, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Ungaro, Vera Wang, Versace, Valetin Yudashkin, YSL and Zac Posen.

Looks from the runway are being auctioned on eBay:  and the proceeds will be donated to Citizens for Justice and Peace. 

Divided into four sections, the Mai Mumbai fashion started with the Black Costumes and super model Naomi Campbell walked the runway for the first time in a Vikram Phadnis, followed by Vikram Chatwal in a stylish Arjun Khanna Jodhpur jacket.

After, that Arjun and Meher Rampal wore Rohit Bal creations, Gregory David Roberts was in Arjun Khanna, Princess Francoise in Araza Morelli, Rahul Bose in Narendra Kumar, Farhan Akhtar and Kunal Kapoor in Raghuvendra Rathore, Milind Soman in Madhu Jain, Feroze Gurjal in an Emmanuel Ungaro and Ujwala Raut in an YSL creation.

Top Indian models wore Raakesh Aggarvwal, Rohit Bal, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabana, Givenchy, Narendra Kumar, Badgley Mischka, Wendell Rodricks Sabyasachi, JJ Valaya, and Vera Wang. 

After that came the Multicolor Costumes, where bright outfits from Anupama Dayal, Rina Dhaka, Savio Jon, Nanette Lepore, Manish Malhotra, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Nikasha Tawadey, Valentine Yudashkin, Chloe, Nachiket Barve, Diane Von Furstenburg, Ritu Kumar, Anand Kabra, and Malini Ramani were presented.

Following the colorful wears were the Pastel Costumes. Softly delicate in their styling, this section was also filled with India’s top models who wore ensembles from Dennis Basso, Roland Mouret, Isaac Mizrahi, Anuj Sharma, and Gianbattista Valli. Lastly the Metallic Costumes were worn by Madhu Sapre in Donna Karan, Queenie Dhody in Zac Posen, Malliaka Arora Khan in Versace, Deepika Padukone in Carolina Herrera and Supermodel Naomi Campbell in a Sabyasachi glittering sari. Indian models also walked the runway and wore creations by Varun Bahl, Anamika Khanna, Nandita Mahtani, and Mathew Williamson.