Future Rulers Of The Fashion World: 3 Gen Next Designers To Look Forward To This LFW

It’s almost here! And we are so excited, we could cry with joy. I am talking about the most awaited fashion event of the year—Lakmé Fashion Week 2014 (20-24 August)—which is just around the corner. But apart from all the well-known and established designers, the show also provides a great platform for young talent to showcase their marvellous creations in the form of the Gen Next show.

In the past, we’ve seen some great designers such as Masaba Gupta (who will open the fashion week), Nitin Bal Chauhan, Aneeth Arora and Archana Rao come out of this programme. This year, the lucky winners will be mentored by Anita Dongre. We pick three Gen Next designers everyone should be talking about and bring to you their futuristic collections (we are in 2014, after all).

1. Neha Agarwal

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This 28-year-old designer is based in Mumbai and has graduated from the London College of Fashion. At Lakmé Fashion Week 2014, she will be showcasing her collection called Niola Doa from her designer label NEZ, which is inspired by the Ethiopian ‘Mursi Tribe’. Her outfits are fierce and edgy in avant garde style . Leather, suede, organza and linen fabrics have been incorporated into the warrior-like clothes to provide some truly distinct silhouettes. Neha has juxtaposed contrasting textured layers with detailed workmanship on the surface of her garments to create some cool products.

2. Arunima Majhi

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A NIFT graduate, Arunima’s collection, Venus Fly Trap, is a mix of futuristic evening wear. The inspiration behind the creation is the deceiving beauty of carnivorous plants, which comes from her love of all things botanical. The collection features garments with colourful prints, varied textures, artistic cutouts and complex shapes. We’re sure the women wearing her designs will stand out from the crowd.

3. Dhruv Kapoor

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This Delhi-based designer comes armed with a Master’s degree in Fashion Design Womenswear from Istituto Marangoni, Italy. His collection is a mix of contrasts, combining cutting-edge tailoring and sporty features. Pieces include A-line skirts with zippers, oversized peacoats, slacks, slouchy pants and boxy shirts made from a variety of fabrics such as mesh and furs. The use of modern technology in the form of 3D embellishments and digital prints will surely leave a mark on the audience.

So fashion lovers, take out your high heels and camera phones; this show is about to start and will definitely be one to remember.

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