Body Positivity at Lakme Fashion Week

A number of designers pushed curve-hugging, shapely silhouettes into fashion this season. Almost every show at the fashion week saw plus-sized models walking the ramp. This was a nice break from the sample size zero body types that we are so used to seeing on the runways. Here’s how designers celebrated body positivity:

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta’s gowns were body conscious and brazenly sensual and were punctuated with crystal burst embroideries and astronomical construction.


The show itself started with plus-size influencer Sakshi Sindhwani flaunting her curves on the ramp showcasing bright digital prints and flowy fabrics.

Sanjukta Dutta

Sanjukta Dutta unveiled a medley of Indian motifs and prints. It was evident that the wonders of Assamese textiles enchanted Sanjukta for her current ensemble, as it has always been the focal point of her collections. She had something for every size.


Nachiket Barve

Nachiket Barve’s collection showed us how to own our curves and flaunt them instead of hiding them. The embellished lehenga with full-sleeved choli and ruffled dupatta became the highlight of his collection

Gaurang Shah

Brilliantly blending indigenous textiles and one-of-a-kind weaves with a myriad of textures in every shade of red you can think of, Guarang Shah’s collection of saris is for the traditional yet minimalistic bride.

Mishru Designs

Dressed in a red chikankari lehenga, Sakshi Sindhwani oozed glamour as she walked the ramp for Mishru.  She proved that red is a color for everyone! Each of Mishru Label’s outfits were making a statement, but this one surely made heads turn with pride!

We believe, plus size inclusivity on the runways is surely a movement now and not just for the moment. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


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