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LFW – Six New Gen Next Designers to debut at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019

Six New Gen Next Designers to debut at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019

  Lakmé Fashion Week, India’s fashion platform announces the 28th batch of Gen Next designers. The six selected designers will be presenting their creations at the upcoming Winter/Festive ’19 edition.

The program received over 400 applications from across the country.  Of these, six talented designers were handpicked by the prestigious LFW Advisory Board. The decision makers were the crème de la crème of the Indian Fashion Industry.

The Gen Next Designer Programme at Lakmé Fashion Week, which is known for having introduced some of the industry’s most renowned designers like Rahul Mishra, Nachiket Barve, Masaba Gupta, Kallol Dutta and Aneeth Arora, among others, is now set to groom their newest batch of designers.

Announcing this batch of Gen Next designers, Ashwath Swaminathan, Head of Innovations, Lakmé said “Gen next is a platform which supports fresh talent and their innovative approach towards fashion. This season is more special as we have received a large number of entries not just from Mumbai and New Delhi but also from other parts of the country. Gen next is the future of fashion and we look forward to seeing the creative collections of the winners on the runway this Winter/ Festive 2019

Talking about the Gen Next programme Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance said, “We believe that Gen Next is the most premier designer discovery program in the country. We are always on the lookout for fresh talent with a flair for innovation. We have had some exceptional talent come to the forefront and are excited to see what these young designers bring to the ramp.”

28th Batch of Gen Next designers:

Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Sahib Bhatia
Age: 28 years
City: New Delhi
Sahib has honors in management from the University of Manchester. He has worked as an assistant designer with Rina Dhaka.
His collection uses surface development techniques with cotton and wool blends and is based on rotating the inner wheel of thoughts. The range is inspired by textures and pushes the envelope of darkness without feeling basic.
Anatomy by Gaurav
Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Gaurav
Age: 30 years
City: Ghazipur
A design graduate from NIFT, Kolkata, Gaurav has worked as an assistant designer with Gaurav Gupta, Ekru by Ekta and Ruchira and Mandira Wirk. He has been a senior designer at SOLTEE by Sulakshana Monga. He also teaches at Pearl Academy.
His collection is inspired by the shape, texture and feel of a banana leaf. The range follows creative direction in the form of dynamic curves in the form of soft, bold, flowy silhouettes and intricate drape detailing.
He has used handwoven khadi and techniques of draping, layering and boning across the collection.
Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Ankita Srivastava
Age: 30 years
City: New Delhi
Ankita is a textile design graduate from NIFT, New Delhi. She has also studied at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
She has worked as a freelance textile designer with Aneeth Arora of Pero and Nalli Silk Sarees.
Her collection is designed for all the diverse women who believe and love themselves and are not afraid to show their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities. The collection boasts of prints inspired by Matisse hand drawings and uses paper cut techniques.
Little Things Studio by Ankita Srivastava
Noié Noéi by Akanksha Aggarwal
Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Akanksha Aggarwal
Age: 29 years
City: New Delhi
Akanksha is a graduate from Parsons- The New School of Design, New York. She has worked as a CAD print designer with Lisa International Eminent Sportswear and as an assistant designer with Rebecca Minkoff
The premier collection epitomizes self-empowering women of the latter day. The pieces display eccentric volumes, edgy silhouettes, dreamy details and conscious fabrications created with a zero-waste approach. Noié Noéi A/W 2019 represents bold textures and relaxed contours. Fabrics like Linen Silk, Linen, Organza, Jute are used in this collection.
Ura Maku by Manjushree Saikia
Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Manjushree Saikia
Age: 24 years
City: Mumbai
Manjushree has a Bachelor’s in Design from NIFT, Mumbai. She has worked as a freelance designer and stylist and has interned with Arvind Mills in Ahmedabad.
Her collection ‘Down to Reality’ explores timeless silhouettes and impression of handmade textiles, honouring efforts made by the artisans.
Fabrics used are tea dyed, mulberry, eri, muga silk, cotton/organic cotton & chanderi tissue.
ZILZOM by Stanzin Palmo
Information on the designer and the collection:
Name: Stanzin Palmo
Age: 26 years
City: Ladakh
Stanzin is a graduate in design from NIFT, New Delhi. He has an experience of working with Rara Avis by Sonal Verma, Looms of Ladakh and Supreme Overseas.
His collection emphasizes on the design process that focuses on weaves, work of artisans and unexplored techniques of Ladakh. The range is based on a new perspective with a blend of traditional and modern aesthetics.
Fabrics like Pashmina, Ladakhi wool, brocade and cotton are used with techniques like weaving, embroidery, tie resisting dyeing, gathers and graphic print.

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