Ladakh, home to the highest motorable road in the world, Umling La, at an impressive altitude of 19,022 feet, is all set to host a unique fashion display as part of the upcoming Ladakh International Music Festival (LIMF). The Ladakh International Fashion Runway, an initiative inspired by the G20, will take place between August 23 and September 3. This exciting event, organized by the Ladakh Art and Entertainment Alliance (LAEA), aims to blend global influence with Ladakh’s local values while fostering a spirit of unity and empowerment.
AN UNCONVENTIONAL VENUE
Umling La, renowned for being the highest motorable road globally, will serve as the extraordinary backdrop for this year’s Ladakh International Fashion Runway. A first-of-its-kind fashion event at such an altitude, it promises to be an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.
EMBRACING THE G20 SPIRIT
The festival draws inspiration from the G20 and aims to reflect the essence of this international platform. Women leaders from G20 member nations and invited countries, including prominent delegates such as Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth representatives from across the globe, will grace the event. During the program, they will share their perspectives on empowerment and peace.
CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL GUESTS
The festival boasts a star-studded guest list, including esteemed beauties like Miss Earth India Vanshika Parmar, Miss Earth Italy Giulia Ragazzini, Miss Earth USA Lindsey Coffey, Miss Universe Japan Yuumi Kato, Miss Earth UK Luissa Burton, Miss Earth Germany Annabella Fleck, and Miss World Bangladesh Rafah Nanjeba Torsa. These remarkable women will add glamour and grace to the festivities.
EMBRACING UNITY AND GLOBAL VALUES
Tashi Gyalson, Chairman of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), expresses delight in hosting the event, emphasizing the importance of linking local values to global decisions. The concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) will be at the heart of the event, symbolizing unity and togetherness.
A SYMBOLIC UNITY ART PROJECT
An intriguing aspect of the fashion show involves each international model contributing 50 grams of sand from their respective nations. Following the event, this sand will be mixed with concrete and poured into a pre-made artistic mould representing ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ This art installation will serve as a powerful symbol of unity and the G20’s overarching principles.
ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY
LAEA co-founder and LIMF founder, Sushil Chaudhary, highlights the festival’s collaborative efforts with the Indian Army and the LAHDC. The incorporation of the new Ladakh Fashion Runway adds an exciting dimension to the event, making it a truly memorable and inclusive experience.
The Ladakh International Fashion Runway at the world’s highest motorable road is set to be an extraordinary event that celebrates unity, empowerment, and global values. By bringing together esteemed women leaders and international delegates, this G20-inspired initiative is poised to leave a lasting impact, fostering a sense of togetherness in the fashion world. As Ladakh continues to captivate with its unique blend of local charm and global significance, the fashion show promises to be an unforgettable celebration of culture and unity at the pinnacle of the world.