If it’s the first show of five days, it’s not going to disappoint, that you can be sure of. Case in point being Gen Next designers who proved their mettle with their fantastic opening show at the Lakmé Fashion Week this morning. Here is our list of the 3 designers we think are going to make it big!

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Salita Nanda

Pairing digital prints with 3D printed fabrics and a touch of pop, Salita drew inspiration from master cubist Picasso’s painting - ‘Les Demoiselles D’vignon'. Volume was a highlight of her collection with a tamed version of hooped skirts – both short and long, a rather absurd rectangular tube over her skirt and even a printed cape over a jumpsuit among her range of dresses and crop tops.

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P.E.L.L.A

Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama’s collection, 'Utopia' played with texture and the flow of fabrics. Batwing-styled long kaftans, balloon sleeves and wrap-around garments with looped backs made of an oriental-inspired collection. One of the highlights from her show – white shoes accentuated with printed patterns near the sole.

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Kanika Goyal

'Creatures of the Night' reflected a blend of provocative minimalism. Imaginative use of shattered glass print and a clever mix of nylon, denim and lamb leather gave her slim skirts and tops a touch of innovation while making them practical evening wear.