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Last updated on: August 21, 2019 15:20 IST

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/

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

Amaare by Sahib Bhatia

Menswear designer Sahib Bhatia who has designed clothes for actors like Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal debuted his collection. 

Amaare by Sahib Bhatia

Bhatia's line 'Rule Breaker', inspired from different forms of aboriginal Australian art featured shirts, bandhgalas and jackets for men.

Anatomy by Gaurav Singh

Anatomy by Gaurav Singh

Ghazipur based designer Gaurav Singh's collection drew its inspiration from 'Kadali-Patram' the Sanskrit name for banana leaf.

Anatomy by Gaurav Singh

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

Little Things by Ankita Srivastava

For Delhi-based Ankita Srivastava, the idea was that beauty is not always perfect.

Little Things by Ankita Srivastava

Her collection featured flowy silhouettes, pantsuits and more.

Noié Noéi by Akanksha Aggarwal

Noie Noei by Akanksha Aggarwal

Akanksha's line was aimed at the modern Indian woman who loves feminism and androgyny. 

Ura Maku by Manjushree Saikia

Ura Maku by Manjushree Saikia

Mumbai-based designer Manjushree's creations were aimed at reviving folk traditions of tie and dye. 

Ura Maku by Manjushree Saikia

For her handmade textiles, she's used eri, mulberry, muga of Assam and metallic chanderi.

ZILZOM by Stanzin Palmo

Zilzom by Stanzin Palmo

Stanzin's colourful line Goncha was an ode to Ladakhi artisans and culture.

Zilzom by Stanzin Palmo

The designer worked on pashmina, silk, rayon and brocade to create saris, skirts, tunics and separates.

Gen next designers at LFW

Presenting the six talented designers who deserve all the applause. Kudos to you all. Take a bow!

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