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IN PICS: Lakme Fashion Week gets off to a blazing start

Last updated on: March 2, 2012 21:52 IST

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The first day of the Lakme Fashion Week started out with seven young designers making their debut as part of the Gen Next section.

First up you see Tanya Sharma's 'Gaga' collection that made quite an impact on the catwalk.

The pop art collection that was inspired by the colours of India and the rhythm of hip hop, rock and roll and street dance, saw the designer use plain white shirts as the base creatively reinvented it for contemporary tastes.

The colours dazzled even more with the golden accessories.

Sharma has used Indian fabrics like Chennai lungis and Rajasthani odhanis along with ikat to present a wildly colourful florescent line. Easy to wear, yet daringly different.


Image: A model shows a Tanya Sharma collection
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Seen here is a model wearing a long white shirt over chintz printed kurta and pants designed by Tanya Sharma.

Multi fabrics with bouquets of embroidered were the constant detailing in the collection.

The 'Gaga' collection had style, direction and instant visual appeal.


Image: Tanya Sharma's Gaga collection had instant visual appeal
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Next up is Megha Garg's collection.

Called 'Mystical Aura', the lineup saw a beautiful feminine offering for the coming season-- fluid floating drapes, many with multiple layers.

Megha's garments reflected the varied colours seen in the auras of humans.

Digital prints highlighted the designs creating much drama on fabrics like jersey and silk organza.


Image: A model wears a Megha Garg outfit
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Prashant Chauhan called his collection "Daughters of Tibet".

Prashant's expertise in knitwear reflected in his collection that had interesting silhouettes.


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Using silk and wool along with beautiful floral patterns, Prashant Chauhan added intricate patch work to enhance the look of his designs.

In fact, the exotic head gear quite resembles the horns of a Tibetan yak and aptly matches the ornate garment this model is wearing.

Bright and colourful.


Image: A Prashant Chauhan collection
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikare presented a collection that featured a Metamorphosis inspired by the butterfly in its various stages.

Themed 'Development and Transition', the duo used simple basic materials to change the look from casual to stylish within the domains of white, grey and black followed by a touch of bright organic colours.

Stylish and edgy.



Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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The banyan tree was the inspiration for designers Manoj Kumar and Vinod Bhardwaj as who showed an eclectic collection under their label 'Antariksh'.

Through a lineup of convertible garments made from low priced raw fabrics, the duo presented a dramatic collection that will be a commercial hit.



Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Although designers would prefer to go out-of-the-box, Yogesh Chaudhary's collection "In a Box" was a great way to make a point.

He chose stripes and box pleats, bringing together the best cottons, knits and silk chiffons.


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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Yogesh created a stylish blend of traditional and contemporary silhouettes and fabrics for a line that was international in visual appeal and style.

With knitwear as his forte the separates, dresses and ethnic wear had the perfect touches of Indian craft like mirror work.



Image: A Yogesh Chauhan collection
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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'Frou-Frou' may seem an unlikely name for a collection, but Archana Rao convinced why it was totally wearable for all ages -- to office or college.


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

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