Lakme Fashion Week has recently announced the 24th batch of Gen Next designers, who have been chosen to showcase their creations at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
The Gen Next Designers for Winter/Festive 2017 are- Akshat Bansal, Deepak Pathak, Sumiran Kabir Sharma, Shenali Sema N' Rinzin Lama, Saaksha Parekh and Kinnari Kamat
The Gen Next Designer Programme at Lakme Fashion Week, which is known for introducing some of the industry's most renowned designers like Rahul Mishra, Nachiket Barve, Masaba Gupta, Kallol Dutta and Aneeth Arora, among others, is now gearing up to groom its 24th batch of five promising designers.
The winners have been handpicked by the prestigious LFW Advisory Board, that consists of the creme de la creme of the Indian Fashion Industry, at the Advisory Board Meeting last week. The board members present were Jaspreet Chandok, vice president and head-fashion of IMG Reliance, Purnima Lamba, head of innovations of Lakme, Alka Nishar, owner of Aza, fashion columnist Namrata Zakaria, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Sangita Kathiwada, owner and creative director of Melange, Dr Darlie Koshy, director at Ahmedabad National Institute of Design and Mehernaz Dhondy, editor of Grazia India.
Announcing this batch Gen Next designers, Purnima Lamba, head of innovations, Lakme said "Lakme Fashion Week has always believed in promoting and encouraging designers who have the potential to be the future of fashion. Just like our past seasons, this season will also see a host of Gen Next designers showcasing their pathbreaking designs on the runway."
Talking about the Gen Next programme, Jaspreet Chandok, vice-president and head- fashion, IMG Reliance said, "Lakme Fashion Week Gen Next has become one of the leading platforms for discovering design talent in the country. We aim to not just recognize talent, but also hone it through a mentorship and guidance programme. The five designers shortlisted this season have been handpicked keeping in mind their potential to go on and create designs that will stun the world in the near future."