Being sustainable is a big deal these days and shows the design sensibilities of designers, models, and fashion lovers. While usually connected to the charity and underprivileged children, it has now become a buzzword for fashion shows and such. Sustainability is the idea that we can make everything we do safe for our planet and surrounding ecosystems. Today we look at Lakme Fashion Week which is made its debut at the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai’s commercial hub Bandra-Kurla Complex.

In this 2021 Autumn Winter fashion week, enormous leading labels are leading their way towards having a sincere engagement in favouring the sustainability of delivering a STRONG message about the DRAMATIC consequences on the planet.  

What is sustainable fashion?

Overall, the sustainable fashion movement lays its main emphasis upon creating a clothing line that can be ethically developed while being environmentally friendly. It may sound straightforward but in reality, it is not. All due to the single word -ETHICAL. In the world of clothing lines, ethics tend to go simultaneously with profit and loss. Leading to which many brands are reluctant to opt for it. The single pathway to opt for it with being in profit is by providing customers with the only option of buying ethical clothing. Forcing them to change their habits over time. 

Why is it important to opt for sustainable fashion?

You must not be aware but the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. As per a recent study, most of the clothes contain plastic that is usually created and mixed with microfibers. Most of the employees find sustainable fashion to have one of the better working conditions while getting fair pay. One single pathway of breaking these cycles is with the help of aiming only and only for sustainability. 

Making sustainable fashion work means changing the way we design and make clothes. We need to think about the environmental and social impacts of all stages: conception, production, logistics, and sale – and use conscientious designs and materials. If we want businesses, governments, and individuals to change the way we make and buy our clothing, we need to tell them why it matters – not just to us as consumers but as citizens of the world.


The famous Bollywood actress- Kareena Kapoor Khan stole the show with an epic dress from Gaurav Gupta. With a dramatic yet elegant light gold gown at Lakme Absolute Grand Finale Fashion, she being the showstopper rocked the look just as she always does. 

The designer Gaurav Gupta got his influence from aquatic life and fantasy creatures that led him upon bringing the most stunning collection of all time. Featuring fabrics that were purely made with plastic bottles, wrappers, and other consumables especially the ones which are excavated from the landfills or oceans. 


Gaurav Gupta a Delhi-based designer, took inspiration from -OCEANS. Stating that, his first-time visit underwater in Andaman & Nicobar lead him to think a lot about the ocean. Claiming that a beautiful harmony stands behind the creatures, corals, and elements underwater.

He experienced the running water in a musical tone. The state of beaches and the beauty lasted in the designer’s heart for a long period. Leading to which he initially decided to take a step towards contributing something to nature. 

With 48 pieces he launched an inspiring collection entirely made out of wrappers, plastic, and other consumable products. With his signature design beading and silhouettes, Gaurav made this designer collection stunning and glamorous. 


Dia Mirza is the showstopper of the designer duo- David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore. The third day of the fashion week was also Sustainable Fashion Day. By wearing a patchwork kaftan made out of recycled materials, she just stunned everyone. The entire collection had a palette made out of warm colours including burgundy, wine, red, and so on. They also had hand-embroidered sequins which were entirely made out of discarded PET material. 


Abraham & Thakore had their collection inspired by the world of textiles. They lay the main focus upon the PET materials. As the breaking down of them is one of the crucial steps in the fashion world. Leading to which they created a collection by disassembling and reassembling materials. In addition, they supposedly used the traditional methods of recycling/ upcycling textiles. 

Their Eco-friendly collection is worn by Dia Mirza, who took the collection to next level of graciousness. Her way of carrying the dress was quite appreciable. While Dia stunned the show with a B&W patchwork dress having a brown collar. While the dress has red-colored cuffs that bloomed all the way. 


Popular actors “Tripti Dimri” and “Rahul Bose”- were also part of the big day at Fashion Week. Paying tribute to the late Satya Paul, by wearing the new creative designs from the creative directors of the Satya Paul Label- Rajesh Pratap Singh. He is also entitled to being “The Master’s Words”. Initially showcasing the collection made of Carbon Zero Tencel Fibre. 


Rajesh Pratap Singh (RPS) initiated the collection in the memory of Mr. Satya Paul. If you are not aware that we have lost him earlier in 2021. He lived an inspiring vibrant life, leading to which RPS used bold prints in the collection. In addition, he used calligraphy quotes with the help of intensive thinkers including Rumi, Osho who were known to be living with him. 

Though, the master words of this entire collection are to represent a quest for continuing peace. Many pieces of this collection were made by using Tencel. It is one of the sustainable fibers- by Lenzing. By being purely biodegradable, it just needs water to residue while regenerating the earth. 

What does the future look like for sustainable practices in the Indian fashion industry? 

“Looking at the bright side of life: Futuristic Fashion Trend” – that’s exactly what we intend to do. Currently, we see a lot of sustainable practices in India but there is so much more room for improvement. We want to look at where sustainable practices are now, and delve into what the future looks like for sustainable practices in the Indian fashion industry.

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