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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!

Last updated on: March 22, 2013 15:41 IST


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Lakme Fashion Week gets off to a blazing start with six young designers showing their collections for the very first time at a fashion week. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

The first show of the first day of Lakme Fashion Week started off with a bang as designers Ragini Ahuja, Stephany D'Souza, Sneha S Saha, Shubham Kumar, Karishma Jamwal and Debashree Samanta showed their designs. We bring you snapshots from the show.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Ragini Ahuja's collection, Brute comprised boxy canvas-like silhouettes featuring edgy geometric animal portraits.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Ahuja stuck to monochrome colours, choosing rather to experiment with prints and structure. Her line featured shirt blouses, pants, bodysuits and shorts among others.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Stephany D'Souza's collection screamed Goa as models showed off bright summery flowy dresses that didn't necessarily show an awful lot of creativity.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Model Sucheta Sharma walks the ramp in a Stephany D'Souza outfit.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Sneha S Saha's collection, Postage used natural hand-woven fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk and featured clock motifs. Kavita Kharayat walks the ramp in Saha's collection.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Model Candice Pinto shows off this single-piece dress with a printed motif teamed with a circular cape designed by Shubham Kumar

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Prabhjot Uppal walks in a half-body covered jacket with printed strips along with a dhoti draped in a pair of trousers. Kumar's collection was entirely done in Khadi cotton.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Lotus Sutr by Karishma Jamwal's collection derived its inspiration from the unfinished nature of an artist's canvas. Even so her silhouettes were kitchy, easy-going and drapes contemporary.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Jamwal's colour palette was an eclectic mix of earthy, terra firma tones infused with bright, vibrant shades.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Debashree Samanta worked her magic with handloom yarns juxtaposing the earthy sensibility with avant-garde boldness creating edgy garments such as this one.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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The collection featured, among other things, billowy bottoms and constructed couture jackets like the one Sucheta Sharma sports here.

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PICS: Gen Next designers set the ramp on fire!


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Young Gen Next designers take a bow amidst as the venue breaks into a huge round of applause.

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