Focus shifted back to the Grand Hyatt Mumbai and the day started off with the GenNext show showcasing six labels. I’ll admit I wasn’t blown away by the presentations but keep in mind that most of the designers are just starting out and so it is the vision that counts.
Blank Spot By Shivaji Dutta
Using mustard as a base color and leather detailing to provide geometric shapes, Shivaji Dutta with his label Blank Spot wanted to remind us not to waste. There were skirts, shirts and even trousers given a second life as dresses. While the idea in itself was great, the big drawback of the collection was the base color. It wasn’t appealing.
Blank Spot By Shivaji Dutta, GenNext Show at LFW Summer/Resort 2011
DeuxA by Anna-Liza Ganguly and Anita Walia
Anna Liza and Anita maybe new to LFW but the duo who operate in Paris are not quite newcomers. Their label “deuxA” (get it?) presented “Samo Was Here” that used prints by American artist Jean Michel Basquiat as a backdrop accentuated by power shoulders. The beige vest and the final maxi paired with the deuxA logo neckpiece were the two that stood out.
DeuxA by Anna-Liza Ganguly and Anita Walia, GenNext Show at LFW Summer/Resort 2011