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Fashion Forward: India's GenNext is here!

By Hitesh Harisinghani
Last updated on: August 22, 2018 17:47 IST
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Meet the GenNext designers who showcased their collection at Lakme Fashion Week.
Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/

Twice a year, a fresh batch of designers get to promote their work at one of the largest fashion events in the country.

The GenNext programme at Lakme Fashion Week is a perfect launchpad for budding talent.

This season, five designers were picked to open the fashion week.

Check out their ideas, collection and more below:

Anurag Gupta

Gennext show at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Hemangi Parte showcases a black and grey layered creation designed by Anurag Gupta. 
Gupta who's worked with Varun Bahl and Manish Arora presented a khadi inspired line featuring block prints and embroidery.

Gennext show at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

The palette was monochrome with sharp cuts. The Day and Night collection was inspired by Dutch artist MC Escher.

Jajaabor by Neelajan Ghosh and Kanika Sachdev


Look carefully. Do you see buildings, and markings on the jacket?
The duo explained that their designs were inspired from their travels. 


Sanea Shaikh wears pleated pants with an oversized jacket from their collection.

AUR by Ajay Kumar Singh


Ajay Kumar Singh, a product of the National Institute of Fashion Design worked with digital and patchwork prints. 

SWAGT by Shweta Gupta

Shweta Gupta

Shweta's line was strong yet subtle. Sony Kaur models a textured pant paired with patchwork tunic and caped sleeves.

Shweta Gupta

Gupta worked with chanderi, cotton silk and wool fabrics.

Yavi by Yadvi Agarwal 


Yadvi's designs were like a breath of fresh air. The handpainted jackets and pleated hems were refreshing.


The Impressionism collection worked like magic on silk and organza.

Genext designers at Lakme

Say hello to the GenNexters of fashion!

FULL COVERAGE: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018

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