The new crop of Indian designers spell the trend for 2017 -- comfortable clothing with a touch of culture.
Seven GenNext designers opened Day One of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 here in Mumbai.
Their collections put comfort and sustainability to the fore.
Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
IMAGE: Kolkata based designer Soumodeep Dutta's collection derived inspiration from the traditional sada sari lal par (white with red border sari).
IMAGE: Themed 'Connecting Link', the designs in white and red in muslin took us back in time. Most creations were designed using a single piece of cloth.
IMAGE: A big thank you to Dutta for promoting designs put together by weavers from Murshidabad and Bardhaman through his collection.
IMAGE: Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri's show was all about androgynous fashion.
IMAGE: Exaggerated sleeves, gender fluid cuts, quirky hairstyles and makeup were the highlights of their collection titled 'Beyond the Binary'.
IMAGE: The duo of Pot Plant label wore their fashion with pride and how.
IMAGE: 'Outline' by Nakita Singh found its inspiration in the art of doodling.
IMAGE: The designer has used soft fabrics like khadi and linen to narrate a natural, relaxed fashion story.
IMAGE: Thank you Nakita for listening to the artsy voice inside you.
IMAGE: Thank you Ishanee and Anirudh for highlighting conservation of fauna.
IMAGE: The culture and history of Japan inspired Pallavi Singh's debut collection.
IMAGE: Layered, textured fabrics with embroidery that are high on comfort -- that was the highlight of her summer line.
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