Fashion takes over Twitter for #LakmeFashionWeek

By Keya Madhvani
Tuesday, 23 August 2016

This year’s Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive season (@LakmeFashionWk) comes donning an exciting Twitter avatar, and lovers of couture and fashion can be in on exclusive announcements, sneak peeks, red carpet glam, and live Q&As with their favourite designers.

Digital curtain raiser, and First Looks

The first-ever digital curtain raiser for LFW was unveiled on August 12 on Twitter and offered a glimpse of what to expect at this year’s showcase.

Through Twitter videos and photos, users were treated to first looks of collections by designers Manish Malhotra (@ManishMalhotra), Rajesh Pratap Singh, Tarun Tahiliani (@Tarun_Tahiliani), Ashish Soni (@_n_ashish_soni), among others.

The fashion parade takes over the #BlueRoom

Just as the five-day affair is about to kickstart on August 24, fashion has taken over the Twitter India #BlueRoom all week. To bring you closer to your favourite style gurus, we partnered with LFW to host 5 top fashion designers for a Twitter Q&A. Users Tweeted their fashion questions to @LakmeFashionWk using #AskLFW and take the fashion conversation beyond the runway.

Designers Manish Malhotra (@ManishMalhotra), Shantanu & Nikhil (@shantanunikhil), Nikhil Thampi (@nikhil_thampi), Kunal Rawal (@kunalrawalvibe), and fashion director, Grazia magazine, Ekta Rajani (@EktaRajani) engaged with fashionistas on Twitter and through the Q&A shared enjoyable anecdotes about their career in fashion, collaborations, tips for up-and-coming designers, new trends, collection details, and even indulged enthusiastic users by promising to design their wedding trousseaus for free!

Manish Malhotra announces his showstoppers #OnlyOnTwitter

Designer Manish Malhotra married fashion and technology in more ways than one this year. After engaging with fans over a Twitter Q&A, he took to Periscope to talk about his glamorous ‘cocktail’ collection in real-time, and also announced his showstoppers for the first time in this #OnlyOnTwitter video. This year, the designer has chosen actors Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) and Sushant Singh (@ItsSSR) to walk the runway for his festive showcase.

https://www.periscope.tv/ManishMalhotra/1jMJgrgojogGL

Twitter Moments

You can catch all the glamorous highlights from runway to red carpet by checking out the daily Twitter Moment that will be Tweeted out by Lakme Fashion Week (@LakmeFashionWk). The Twitter Moment will tell the day’s fashion story through some of the best Tweets of the day from users, designers, models and stylists alike.

Twitter Photo Booth

Just so our fashion lovers on Twitter get access to the who’s-who at LFW, what they are wearing and who they are wearing, we have set up a Twitter Photo Studio at the venue this year. Top models and designers will Tweet out exclusive photos, videos, and GIFs fresh off the red carpet.

How to follow LFW on Twitter?

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Twitter promises to be your front row access to those dazzling collections, stunning showstoppers, gorgeous models, hobnobbing socialites, celebrity guests, and even the backstage madness. All you have to do is stay tuned!