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New York-based Naeem Khan to debut on India runway

Designer to showcase repertoire at Lakme show in Mumbai


New York-based Indian designer Naeem Khan is all set to enter the “desi” runways with Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer-resort 2013.

LFW announced on Monday that Khan will be showcasing his signature repertoire at the upcoming edition of the fashion gala to be held in Mumbai.

The five-day fashion extravaganza starts on March 22.

“I am incredibly excited to showcase my collection in India for the first time, especially in my hometown of Mumbai. It is truly an honour to be part of Lakme Fashion Week, India’s answer to the international runway, and I am thrilled to announce our partnership,” Khan said in a statement.

Saket Dhankar, head-Fashion, IMG Reliance, said that this season they are bringing “the biggest name in the fashion industry — Naeem Khan”.

“It is indeed our honour to have Naeem showcase his collection at LFW. This association brings to life our endeavour of making Lakme Fashion Week a truly global fashion event,” he added.

Naeem Khan’s client list includes US First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce Knowles, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Florence Welch, Emily Blunt, and Queen Noor of Jordan.