Mumbai, 22nd June 2018: Lakmé Fashion Week announces its fresh new batch of Gen Next designers who have been chosen to showcase their creations at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.
The Gen Next Designer Programme at Lakmé Fashion Week is known for introducing some of Indian fashion’s most renowned designers like Rahul Mishra, Nachiket Barve, Masaba Gupta, Kallol Dutta and Aneeth Arora, among others.
The Winter/Festive 2018 batch has been handpicked by the prestigious LFW Advisory Board at a meeting that took place on 20th June 2018. The board consists of stalwarts of the Indian Fashion Industry including leading designers Anamika Khanna, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi; Dr. Alka Nishar – Founder, AZA; Dr. Darlie Koshy – Director General/CEO IAM, ATDC; Gaurav Mahajan – President Group Apparel, Raymond; Sangita Kathiwada – Proprietor, Melange; leading editors Mehernaaz Dhondy -Grazia India, Nonita Kalra – Harper’s Bazaar, Priya Tanna – Vogue India; Namrata Zakaria – Columnist at Mumbai Mirror; Ashwath Swaminathan – Head of Innovations, Lakmé and Jaspreet Chandok – Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance.
Announcing this batch of Gen Next designers, Ashwath Swaminathan, Head of Innovations, Lakmé said “Discovery is one of the key pillars of Lakmé Fashion Week and the Gen Next show helps us unearth new fashion talent every season. These new designers are the future of Indian fashion. This Winter/Festive 2018, we had a tough job of selecting 5 talented designers from the jury shortlist. Looking forward to seeing their collection on the runway.”
Talking about the Gen Next programme, Jaspreet Chandok, Vice-President & Head – Fashion, IMG Reliance said, “The Gen Next programme is a testimony to Lakme Fashion Week’s continued effort to promote and shape the face of Indian fashion industry. This season has seen some exceptional talent come to the forefront, and we are very excited to see what these young designers bring to the ramp.”
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