Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: GenNext Designers

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In this day and age where almost all genres have been covered, it can’t be easy for a new designer to make a statement but each of these GenNext designers do make a place for themselves in the sun.

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Masaba, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Masaba Gupta’s ‘Kattran’ was an indo-western collection running heavy on patchwork (a favorite of the designer). Between the excessive patchwork, the fusion touch and the vibrant colors, it got to be a bit much for my taste. If part of this collection feels familiar, it is because we’ve seen mom Neena wear some of it at recent events.

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Amalraj Sengupta, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Muted colors like white, grey and light yellow and overlapping details marked Amalrag Sengupta’s collection ‘Kendo’ that drew inspiration from the Japanese martial arts form with the same name. While the details were interesting, would love to see how the designer tones it down/reworks it for the shelf space.

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Mehak Jain, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Kitschy and colorful would be how I would describe Mehak Jain’s collection. While, most would feel a very Manish Arora influence, I thought she still had a lil individuality in her pieces without seeming like a ripoff.

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Rahul Anand, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Rahul Anand stayed true to his theme ‘Gods Must Be Crazy’ by serving up a line of funky dresses in vibrant colors with even funkier embellishments. Yep’s that is a fan on the model’s head.

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Shreya Sharma, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Soft feminine colors marked Shreya Sharma’s collection that was heavy on draping and ombre but the end result was more graceful than overwhelming.

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Sabbah Sharma, Spring Summer 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Sabbah Sharma’s collection seemed to have drawn inspiration from Fall when it came to colors. No complains though, as I loved it. Would love to get my hands on those mosaic-like jackets/coverlets and those diamond pattern cocktail dresses.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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