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#GenNext: The future of fashion is here

February 01, 2017 14:31 IST
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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/

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: Designers Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla's collection is inspired by nature.

IMAGE: Notice the animal prints in the silhouette? As mentioned in their interview to, their aim was to showcase "animals in their natural environment as opposed to being caged."

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.

IMAGE: Liked her collection?
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