Four amazing Gen Next designers presented by INIFD opened Lakmé Fashion Week SR 20 with great collections

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 

  Four amazing Gen Next designers presented by INIFD opened with great collections

   The 29th Batch of four amazing Gen Next designers presented by INIFD enthralled the audience at the opening show during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. The Gen Next programme since its inception in 2006 has been the most desired platform for designers to make a grand entry into the Indian fashion industry. Internationally renowned names like Rahul Mishra, Masaba Gupta, Nachiket Barve, Kallol Dutta, Swapnil Shinde, Anuj Sharma and many more have carved a niche for themselves since their Gen Next Debuts.


AKHL at INIFD presents four Gen Next designers at Lakmé Fashion Week SR20

The collection moved effortlessly from Indian to western as tactile evening wear vied for attention with cleverly crafted drapes giving an almost art deco like feel to the engineered materials and ensembles.


 Tensile structures from tensile architecture, art installations, industrial equipment the manmade membranous objects; the designer used them for a visually dramatic line of garments. Akhil’s hunting ground for the raw materials was the various fishing villages in Maharashtra from where he sourced the surplus fishing monofilament yarns.


All2Defy at INIFD presents four Gen Next designers at Lakmé Fashion Week SR20

These in turn were treated with dyes and turned into yarns for embellishments. His experiments in using industrial glass yarns, rayon and silk as well as cutting edge fabrics like latex and metallic foils ensured that the designs had a surreal almost futuristic visual appeal.

 The silhouettes were heavily textured with excessive layering that created a dramatic impact on the ramp.

Chandrima’s showcase at INIFD presents four Gen Next designers at Lakme Fashion Week SR20


  The men’s and women’s line featured a lot of colour, excitement and quirky construction. Creating and impact was the printed hoodie, Bermudas with biker’s jacket, as well as the Bundi/kurta and pant creation. Women’s wear made fashion statements with a drawstring waist jacket, and great pant/top and cropped jacket with an attached backpack, 2-button wrap skirt with a biker’s jacket, a funky pleated apron skirt and the long-knit jacket.   From daily wear to timeless staples the ‘All2Defy’ label from Ananya Modi Jain offered a variety of stylish options.


Graine at INIFD presents four Gen Next designers at Lakmé Fashion Week SR20 2

Her fashion aesthetics were perfectly balanced with a convergence of stylish forms and functionality.

Merging minimalism with exaggerated proportions, Ananya’s bold and vibrant motifs were a delightful mix of classic stripes and plaids merged into a creative offering.


  Titled “Warps of Mélange”, the collection had jumpsuits with side embellishments or wide collars edged with the craft, which will be sure-fire winners with the fashionistas with an aim to preserve the cross-stitch style of embroidery from Kutch, Chandrima


 Distinct embroidery of the Jat community of Kutch was the leitmotif of the collection. Amalgamating the craft forms with techniques and fabrics, Chandrima presented them in a variety of international silhouettes.

Adding European hand cut work lace, Chandrima further accentuated the beauty of the garments and gave them a striking visual appeal. Creating a fashion stir on the catwalk was the intricately crafted off-white jacket.



The duo’s debut collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 had an Indian sweet “Kaju Katli” as its inspiration. Giving the theme a New Age appeal the pair re-used discarded rubber tyres then reworked them into embellishments by painstakingly hand cutting them into strips and shapes that were embroidered with zardosi hand work.


The Indian sweets’ colours, shapes and textures were recreated on the garments when sheer shirts and relaxed shimmering trousers made an impact, while transparent fluid palazzos were topped with long-sleeved, white, thigh-length tunic sporting intricate work.

Sheer layers were favoured for maxis, while the black frilled skirt had a fun element. The intricate detailing for the silver/ grey, long, skirt, choli and sheer dupatta gave this traditional trio a more contemporary touch. High pleated necklines for the robes and the glitter on the collection ensured that this was a line that will look great after the sun sets.

INIFD presents four Gen Next designers at Lakmé Fashion Week SR20

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