The Making of This Year's Gen Next Designers at Lakmé Fashion Week 2011

Shamita Kadle , 20 Aug 2011

This platform has launched some of fashion’s biggest stars: be it Kallol Datta or Nachiket Barve, Swapnil Shinde or Little Shilpa.

Farah Sanjana
model in Nikhil Thampi
Gen Next
Gen Next

This year’s set had the fash frat raving. Mohammed Javed Khan painted expressionistic strokes in mustard and moss against grey.

Javed Khan
Javed Khan

Farah Sanjana‘s collection called Collars Galore had oversized details with blends of origami, metal work, and architectural shapes.

Farah Sanjana
Farah Sanjana

Shashank Raj and Prajwal Badwe displayed a collection that presented a perfect blend of the beauty from the Elizabethan era and Indian royalty. Shades of tangerine were seen in this opulent line, with a flouncy crinoline net dresses, digital prints, lace bodices and printed edwardian velvet coats.

Shashank Raj & Prajwal Badwe
Shashank Raj & Prajwal Badwe

Sidharth Aryan was inspired by the cult punk movement of the 1980s; quite rocker chic meets Lady Gaga!

Siddharth Aryan
Siddharth Aryan

With her label UG-Urmi Urmi Ghosh, presented an unconventional collection inspired by the tragic love story of Pablo Picasso and his beloved Dora Maar.

Urmi Ghosh
Urmi Ghosh

Retarded Velvet had a unisex tribal printed fringed boho affair.

Theresa and Roger
Theresa and Roger

Thinles Chosdup and Nirajara Adhya‘s collection was called “Koslak” which means clothes in Ladakhi. Staid cuts, asymmetric opening waistcoats, patched pants, patched jackets, long wool waist coats, plenty of layering.

Nirajana and Thinles
Nirajana and Thinles

Nikhil Thampi’s line was all about simple drapes, nets and sharp mens tailoring. All in all a great start for these young guns!

Nikhil Thampi
Nikhil Thampi

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