Three Hot Gen Next Designers We Loved At The Lakmé Fashion Week

Written by Deepa SajnaniJul 18, 2017
Three Hot Gen Next designers we loved at the Lakmé Fashion Week
Every year, the Lakmé Fashion Week stirs up an air of electricity and excitement. While we eagerly wait to see our trusted favourites take the runway by storm, we’re also reminded that there is so much more potential and new talent to look out for – a.k.a. our Gen Next designers. We bring to you our list of the hottest new kids on the block to watch out for this year.

Mirage by Parul Bhargava

Vilvin Sabu

Paris- based Indian designer Parul Bhargava’s collection was literally as beautiful as a ‘mirage’. Inspired by the Cinque Terre region in Italy, she took ‘pretty in pastels’ to a whole new level. Focusing on hand embroidery, her collection bridges the gap between Indian craftsmanship and French aesthetics.

Style report: Creams, whites and pastels ruled Parul’s collection. Marble prints on clean palettes of flowing and relaxed cream chiffon and crepe were the centre point of the line. The collection also featured delicate and feminine floral headgear with careful attention to thread work. It was clearly minimal, yet chic all the way.


Selvage by Chandni Mohan

Vilvin Sabu

New Delhi- based designer Chandni Mohan’s collection was largely inspired by the work of renowned architect Preston Scott Cohen . Borrowing from his structural sensibilities and combining them in fabrics like satin, crepe spandex and chiffon, her line was an ode to androgyny.

Style report:
It was a white and black affair with a boost of tangerine. Sharp and clean cuts, Vionnet- inspired bias patterns, asymmetric blocks of colour and short hemlines reined this collection, blending simplicity with oodles of power. The bronze cuffs and golden-hued accessories further lent a dynamite feel to the ensemble.


Vilvin Sabu

Vilvin Sabu

A graduate from the London College of Fashion, Vilvin’s collection was rightly called ‘Tropical Chic.’ If there was ever a way to define a ‘riot of colour,’ this show would be it, for there wasn’t a hue that was spared. And we couldn't be more glad. Vilvin artfully combined sportswear with an inspiration of heritage-like prints.

Style report: Think clean sportswear with thread work and dyed prints you’d probably find on the nation’s by gone monuments. Now throw in splashes of every colour you’d find in the tropics and that’s what defines the collection. Our favourites were the rompers and full-sleeved jackets and blouses with a mash- up of abstract prints in yellow, green, fuchsia and navy.

Deepa Sajnani

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Changing my career to fashion at the age of 27 was a risk that I'm glad I took! I don't think there is any substitute for hard work. I can be overly shy and self conscious one day and feel like I can conquer the world the next. You have to try my caramel pudding and chicken soup and don't even dare playing charades with me—I'm super competitive. I love what I do and am always looking for a way to take it up a notch!

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