On Day One of Lakme Fashion Week, six young Indian designers showcased their stylish ideas and vision to make India a fashion destination.
All photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Nearly two decades ago, Lakme came up with its GenNext programme to promote young talent and encourage young designers to showcase their craft.
Masaba Gupta, Rahul Mishra, Amit Aggarwal and Nachiket Barve have all started their careers as a GenNext designer.
At the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, six designers (who were selected from a pool of 400) had the rare opportunity to showcase their style and creativity.
Take a look.
Amaaré by Sahib Bhatia
Menswear designer Sahib Bhatia who has designed clothes for actors like Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal debuted his collection.
Bhatia's line 'Rule Breaker', inspired from different forms of aboriginal Australian art featured shirts, bandhgalas and jackets for men.
Anatomy by Gaurav Singh
Ghazipur based designer Gaurav Singh's collection drew its inspiration from 'Kadali-Patram' the Sanskrit name for banana leaf.
Singh explored "the architectural dynamic curves, soft bold flowy edges of the banana leaves with an innovative element in tailoring and unexpected drape."
Little Things Studio by Ankita Srivastava
For Delhi-based Ankita Srivastava, the idea was that beauty is not always perfect.
Her collection featured flowy silhouettes, pantsuits and more.
Noié Noéi by Akanksha Aggarwal
Akanksha's line was aimed at the modern Indian woman who loves feminism and androgyny.
Ura Maku by Manjushree Saikia
Mumbai-based designer Manjushree's creations were aimed at reviving folk traditions of tie and dye.
For her handmade textiles, she's used eri, mulberry, muga of Assam and metallic chanderi.
ZILZOM by Stanzin Palmo
Stanzin's colourful line Goncha was an ode to Ladakhi artisans and culture.
The designer worked on pashmina, silk, rayon and brocade to create saris, skirts, tunics and separates.
Presenting the six talented designers who deserve all the applause. Kudos to you all. Take a bow!
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