« Back to articlePrint this article

Holy smoke! It is a fashion party on the ramp

Last updated on: February 12, 2020 16:17 IST

The 29th batch of Gen Next designers presented their collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. Scroll down to take a look at what they had in store. 

Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/


Designed by 26-year-old Ananya Modi Jain from New Delhi, the collection represented a convergence of style, form and function.

The designer played around with asymmetrical cuts, bold and vibrant prints to offer a fresh twist.


Mumbai's Akhil Nagpal, 28, presented his collection which was inspired by dramatic tensile structures.

A graduate of Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, the designer ethically sources surplus fishing mono-filament yarns from various fishing villages in Maharashtra.

Take a closer look and you might just spot fishing yarns in these garments!

>> C H A N D R I M A

Chandrima Agnihotri, 28, from Noida will make you fall in love with Indian crafts through her collection.

A NIFT Mumbai graduate, she has worked with Rohit Bal, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

The collection is inspired by the distinctive style of embroidery done by the Jat community of Kutch.

You can read her interview here: 'India has an enormous pool of talent'


It's double whammy when New Delhi based Mannat Sethi, 27, and Harshna Kandhari, 29, come together. 

With a master's in finance, Harshna is the intuitive visionary behind GRAINE, while Mannat Sethi is the impressionable heart of the brand with a history of art and a formal degree in design from NIFT. 

The collection draws inspiration from the Indian kaju katli, giving it a millennial take.

The duo has used discarded rubber types, meticulously hand cut into strips and forms, and later embellished with Zardozi handwork.

IMAGE: The designers take a  bow.