These are India’s next top designers
Add these labels to your arsenal before the world gets wind of them
Every season at fashion week, we come across innovations in design and construction techniques. While we’ve come to expect it from old favourites, it was surprising to see the fresh crop of designers who were debuting at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2017 to embrace it fully. From The Pot Plant’s gender fluid silhouettes to Delhi-based label Poochki;s diaphanous separates, these Gen Next designers had it all.
Take a closer look at the new labels you’ll be stocking up soon enough:
Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri of The Pot Plant are known for their gender-fluid designs, deep hues and floral embroidery.
Cotton anti-fit top and trousers, The Pot Plant. Ankle strap block heels, price on request, Charles & Keith. Gold earrings, Rs 6,480, Isharya.
The subtle detailing on designer Nakita Singh’s summery collection is her USP—apart from her breezy silhouettes, of course.
Cotton tunic and cover-up, Nakita Singh. Ankle strap block heels, price on request, Charles & Keith. Metal bracelet, Rs 8,900, Misho.
Soumodeep Dutta’s rich Bengali aesthetic finds its way into his drape-inspired forms that give minimalism a brand new spin.
Cotton blouse and trousers; both Soumodeep Dutta. Metal hoops, Rs 14,800, metal ring, Rs 6,800; both Misho.
Delhi-based designers Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla’s diaphanous collection is all oriental prints, fauna motifs and super-breathable fabrics.
Chiffon dress, Poochki
Pallavi Singh’s chanderi- and cotton-based collection marries Indian and Japanese art, with the extensive use of hand-block printing and sashiko embroidery.
Chanderi and cotton dress, ArcVsh by Pallavi Singh. Block heels, Rs 1,999, H&M. Gold-plated earrings, Rs 4,680, gold ring set, Rs 5,880; both Isharya.
Photographs: Porus Vimadalal; Styling: Prayag Menon; Hair and Make-up: Sonam Chandna; model: Jelena/ Anima Creative Management; Assisted by: Neha Chandrakant and Sushant Deshmukh (photography); Sneha Indulkar (styling)