Second Launchpad Show

INIFD LAUNCHPAD during Lakme Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2019 at St Regis, Mumbai in Mumbai, India on August 19, 2019. Photo : FS Images / Lakme Fashion Week / IMG Reliance

Fresh Talent

 INIFD presented its second exclusive show “Launchpad”, when the institute unveiled the talents of fresh designers from its various branches in India. INIFD selected five designers from the thousands who took part from its various branches in the county. An eminent jury comprising designers, stars and IMG Reliance judged the contest conducted in five zones.

The winners of the Fashion Design section displayed some amazing collections:

Him Kumari Gurung & Amandeep Singh Dhesi, Chandigarh

Titled ‘Bandhan’ the colour-blocked collection had black and white as the key colours with some pops of bright yellow adding drama to the looks. Tight and loose weaves in different parts of the fabrics gave an interesting texture.

The Collection comprises flowing garments with several layers looked comfortable yet stylish as they came down the runway. Pants, tops, tunics, capes, a variety of over garments and scarves made an appearance in several outfits for the layered looks.

Deepali Jain, Hyderabad; Himayat Nagar

The festive collection ‘Modern String’ by Deepali Jain was inspired by the modern woman as the outfits were embellished with geometric contemporary zardosi embroidery.

 Classy festive shades of mustard, rust, brown, wine and dusky pink showcased the modernity of the collection. Silks with sheen had a beautiful fall in Indo-western, asymmetric drapes. Long golden earrings on the models complemented the golden placement embroidery.

The mustard tunic with big lapels and buttons was teamed with ankle-length pants and a draped dupatta – all with beautiful striped embroidery. The show ended with a wine pant-sari, a care-free blouse and geometric embellishments on the drape.

Sangeeta Aidasani, Jodhpur

‘Thapa Art’ by Sangeeta Aidasani is a collection of the western outfits showcased Indian crafts inspired by wall paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Jackets, dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, had placement embroidery of thick threadwork and mirror embellishments. Fresh winter colours of deep teal and pistachio green were combined with classics of mud brown and olive. The thick cotton fabrics seemed perfect for the winter, and an addition of tan boots and scarves as styling pulled the looks together.

Chitra Singh, Kanpur

A fresh technique of tiny embellished holes in fabric was displayed by Chitra Singh. Inspired by self-love and removing negativity from one’s life, the collection, ‘Glayer Blaze’ had models walking down the ramp with their mouths covered by long polo necks with small holes. The collection was white, with hints of grey and black ombré, which added to the burnt look given by tiny irregular holes on the cotton fabric. There was a variety of silhouettes ranging from tops, tunics, shorts, skirts, capes, pants and dresses.

Rushikesh Bhivsane, Nasik

Rushikesh Bhivsane presented his uniquely woven collection ‘Trippy’ that displayed the negative effect of drug use. Rushikesh showcased broken faces on the outfits through thick strips of fabric that were asymmetrically woven together. Monochromes were the key colour palette, with a few highlights of colourful painted faces on the garments.

Silhouettes of anti-fit capes, pants, dresses and jumpsuits made it on the runway. An interesting styling being big sneakers, oversized hoodies and monochromatic rubber bands on the wrists of the models pulled the looks together.

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