Preview: Gen Next designers at Lakmé Fashion Week
A look at the new crop of designers
REBOOT BY ANUJ BHUTANI
Bhutani may be a menswear designer, but his smart construction, experimental fabrics and relaxed tailoring lend his clothes a unisex appeal.
Mirrored metal sunglasses, Calvin Klein Jeans. Leather strap watch, Emporio Armani. Canvas sneakers, Eytys
Creating an arresting story through mirrored prints and exaggerated shapes, Majhi’s unusual inspiration for her evening wear collection is the Venus Fly Trap.
Acrylic sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Silk scarf, Hermès. Suede wedges, Louis Vuitton
Super-minimal and lined with sportswear details, Kapoor’s creations combine fabrics like mesh, bonded wool and neoprene to create a luxurious everyday line.
NEZ BY NEHA AGARWAL
Taking an edgy, warrior-like stance with leather and tribal motifs, Agarwal’s ‘Niola Doa’ collection imbibes the strong, feminine spirit of the Ethiopian Mursi tribe.
Metal and stone earrings, Aquamarine. Thread and metal bangles, En Inde. Leather peep-toe boots, Salvatore Ferragamo
With a strong hold on mixing textures – suede with georgette, dip-dyes with fringe – Shekhar’s F/W 2014-15 line uses The Knife’s lead vocalist Fever Ray’s dark personality as muse.
Felt hat, stylist’s own
Six fledgling designers, one eagerly awaited show. Here’s your first look at Gen Next from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.
KRISTY DE CUNHA
Using bold colour and elaborate surface textures and prints, De Cunha’s strength lies in her artistic fashion statements, clearly visible in the ‘La Casa Azul’ collection – a tribute to Frida Kahlo.
Photographer: Joy Datta; Styling: Nidhi Jacob; Creative Director: Prashish More; Make-up and Hair: Avni Rambhia; Model: Ieva Kuzma/Inega Model Management; Assisted by: Akanksha Kamath (styling), Vrinda Rambhia (make-up and hair); Production: Parul Menezes
The Gen Next show will be held at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 on August 20 at Palladium Hotel.