‘Fashion for a Cause’ is one of Lakshyam’s most illustrious and thriving initiatives that is held every year. Our annual fundraising initiative has a twofold objective that aims at garnering support from the society, and raising funds for the existing programs and the ones in the pipeline. Children from our centres walk hand-in-hand with the most prestigious Fashion Icons of our country. Owing to the acclaimed status of the guests, we are able to raise awareness in the public eye of the issues plaguing our society and the urgent need for each one of us to do our bit. Every year, we not only try to make it a bigger success that spreads the message of Lakshyam, but also ensure that our kids experience immense exposure and confidence from the initiative, and have a gala time. We wholeheartedly thank every individual that takes part in the fashion shows, and thus enabling us to advance our endeavours.
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Bollywood heartthrob, Salman Khan and his charitable trust, Being Human, kick started the flagship initiative that met an astounding success. Music and dance performances by the kids of Lakshyam who wore Being Human T shirts, and interactions with the superstar was a dream come true for the giddy young faces. Salman Khan and Being Human donated a generous amount to mark the occasion as a rewarding one. And the Lakshyam kids walked in Being Human T shirts along with the models.
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Rohit Roy, Cyrus Sahukar, Yuri Suri, Tusshar Kapoor, Kulraj Randhawa and Claudia happily participated at the second year of the initiative. While Tusshar and Kulraj brought along drums and Bollywood music that thronged at the venue, the celebrities fashionably walked the ramp along with the children of Lakshyam. The thrill of walking a ramp, that too with such acclaimed celebrities, was visible on the awestruck faces of the kids. They enjoyed the event to the hilt and couldn’t wait to come back the next year. This is here we started the concept, where women of substance walked the ramp rather than model with the designer label Satya Paul.
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When the top notch designers of India, namely Rohit Bal, Ashima-Leena, Varun Bahl, Ranna Gill, Satya Paul, Gauri-Nainika, come together under one roof, innumerable shades of fashion paint the event with style and make it one memorable occasion. Fashion for a Cause blended fashion along with Lakshyam’s cause for uplifting the lives of not-so-privileged children, and garnered much appreciation and support. Socialities like Sonal Mansingh, Saba Ali Khan, Nalini Singh, Shobhana Narayan and several other prominent socialites of Delhi wore the best of the designers present and proudly walked the ramp with the kids.
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It was again a one step ahead for us as we got 14 top designers of India along with 3 luxury brands and 45 women together to support Lakshyams Cause.Designers on board Varun Bahl, Priya Kataria Puri, Ashima and Leena,Ritu Kumar, Gauri Nainika, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Rina Dhaka, Mandira Wirk, Malini Ramani, Renu Tandon, Falguni and Shane & SBJ displayed their beautiful collection.Three luxury brands, Judith Leiber, Porsche and Ivanka Trump auctioned the best of their products. With a customized Lakshyam themed, Judith Leiber clutch, a Porsche smart phone and an Ivanka Trump handbag, FFC 2015 proved to be an absolute sensation! Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill and TV Celebrity Neeraj Gaba graced the event by walking the ramp with Lakshyam kids.
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The event filled with Love, Compassion and Stardom, Fashion for a Cause 2017 proved to be one big event. We count it as the most successful fundraiser by us! With the motto “Kindness is Fashionable”, Fashion for a Cause 2017 was highly praised by all its participants and famous media outlets. Supported and Encouraged by personalities like Anupam Kher, Rajeev Khandelwal, Rohit Roy, Shibani Kashyap, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse, Ritu Kumar, Varun Bahl, Rohit Roy, Gauri & Nainika, Rohit & Rahul, Study by Janak, Rajat Tangri, Anu Ranjan, Raavee Gupta, Krushnaa Patil, Anjanna Kuthiala, Arti Surendranath, Fashion for a Cause attracted everyone.
We owe this huge success to all our supporters and to our team who have worked and been with us through thick and thin.
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Lakshyam in association with Prama Jyoti Foundation organised the 6th annual show, themed around ‘Empowering the Girl Child Today, to Building Women Leaders of Tomorrow’. It was even more special as renowned actor Boman Irani graced the event with his presence. Like every year, our purpose was increasing awareness and resource mobilisation. This year the idea behind the event was to work for the upliftment of our new centre in Vasant Kunj which is in Sindhi Basti slum wherein the majority of population is involved in begging and selling toys in traffic signals. The number of children going to a government school is just 5 percent and the basic facilities in the form of where they live is bare minimum, till the extent that they have to buy water for drinking or washing or bathing.
The fashion show got the sheen when celebrated personalities from all walks of life walked the ramp for the designers like Reynu Taandon, Poonam Bhagat, Vandy Mehra, Payal Jain, Niki Mahajan, Varun Bahl and Payal Bahl.
We wish to come back soon next year with a bang …