Fashion Week

The balmy days of late summer are accompanied by a hushed excitement for the fast-approaching global fashion weeks of September. International fashion isn?t just confined to September, however; Mumbai?s Fashion Week is already in full swing.

The balmy days of late summer are accompanied by a hushed excitement for the fast-approaching global fashion weeks of September.  International fashion isn?t just confined to September, however; Mumbai?s Fashion Week is already in full swing.

Mumbai?s Lakm? Fashion Week began on Friday, August 3 and culminates on Tuesday, August 7. Backed by Indian cosmetics magnate Lakm?, early reports from the tents are abuzz with praise for designers? key use of gothic elements and refreshing ?70s-inspired collections.  Fern Mallis?the force behind New York Fashion Week?told the Huffington Post that Lakm? Fashion Week?s greatest strength ?is discovering new talent and trying to give [designers] that platform,? and added that the event is a natural extension of India?s ?extraordinary place in culture right now.?  If you can?t be there, livestream the action as it happens from the LFW Web site.

September is the month for fashion; not a single day is devoid of a major event.  The eponymous New York Fashion Week is a full week of labels, luxury, and lust; it starts on September 6 and ends on the 13.  London Fashion Week follows directly on its coattails, beginning on September 14 and concluding on the 18.  Milan Fashion Week is up next; festivities start on September 18 and end on the 24.  The month wraps up with the always-chic Paris Fashion Week, which runs from September 24 to October 3.  For a complete list of upcoming worldwide Fashion Weeks, click here.

If you?re lucky enough to snag tickets to any Fashion Week, L-ATITUDE is your destination for runway-ready fashion.  This bold Venezia Cuff from Milan-based designer Osanna Visconti offers a stylishly shocking aesthetic, yet it?s structured enough to work alongside your corporate uniform.  For a complete front-row ensemble, team it with this bold Dumpling Bag from Hong Kong-based label Chako; its rich purple hue instantly makes any look pop.  L-ATITUDE?s talented trove of designers consistently fuse emerging trends with deep-rooted national traditions, the ultimate sartorial combination.