The GenNext five-year show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 was like listening to the Top 10 hits on your playlist!
The GenNext platform was introduced at Lakme Fashion Week to give young, talented designers a chance to showcase their work at a well-recognized fashion event. Each season there was one or more new designers who made it big after showcasing at the GenNext. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the GenNext platform, the top 10 fashion talents who got noticed due to this platform were picked to showcase. Let’s take a look at their creations.
Aneeth Arora showcased a collection titled Global Local with the extensive use of Indian handloom and indigo to create tunics and scarves which are essentially Indian but can be worn anywhere in the world. Nitin Bal Chauhan presented Freedom Freedom and all he used was newspapers and spools of thread to portray the Naxalite conflict and farmers crying for help. Kallol Dutta’s collection called Black Humorist was all about his signature design aesthetic of taking an ordinary everyday object and creating an impressive print. This time it was the fork and spoon print.
Kunal Rawal presented a menswear collection called Deconstruction while Nachiket Barve’s Neo-Sophisticate presented the designer’s best pieces over the five years. Anuj Sharma showcased an impressive collection called Simplicity. He used white cotton and rubber bands to form distinct textures. He also used rubber bands as straps to hold the dresses.
Rahul Mishra’s Evolution was also about the designer’s best picks since he started out as a GenNext designer while Rimzim Dadu’s Texture Machinist explored the designer’s strength of creating textures by using wire threads and metal to design separates. Sailex presented Glam Rock with sleek dresses that were textured with scallops, ruffles and tiers and Swapnil Shinde showcased futuristic creations in his show titled Provocative.