GenNext designer Deepak Pathak, 30, from Ballia, UP, unveiled his collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.
He speaks about his first big break, his inspiration and the designer he admires the most.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Hometown: Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Design school: National Institute of Technology, Kolkata
First big break
When I got to work with Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
I draw inspiration from raw unadulterated state because I believe that beauty exists in its most organic, flowing natural forms.
The memory of my childhood days has a profound impact on the visuals which in a general sense fill in as an inspiration for me.
The artworks are doodles and outlines of these memories.
Designer you admire
Yohji Yamamoto, I love his play of silhouettes with generosity of proportion and size.
His designs are deconstructed yet very balanced.
The collection begun by the reminiscence of 'Bengali Fishermen'.
The garments are draped, twisted and tucked with immaculate tailoring with clean lines in an uncluttered palette of black and grey.
The silhouettes are made of sinuous shapes and artworks are doodled out of nostalgia.
Top fashion trends of 2017
People are drifting towards reconstructed tailoring, there is a sense of artistic expression in the work that is being put forward.
Your clothes should add to your personality, and not overpower it.
Most stylish Indian celebrity
Kangana Ranaut. She carries herself well and her personality reflects in her attire.
Ridiculous fashion trend
Overly distressed jeans; Undercut hairstyle.
Future of fashion in India
I feel fashion is now one of the most rewarding career opportunity universally, including India.
Fashion industry in India is becoming fierce, challenging and dynamic with each passing day.
Fabrics Indians should never use
One should refrain from using too much of synthetic fabrics because the climatic conditions in India are not suitable for such fabrics.
Lead photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com