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Front row view: Cutting edge

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 24, 2008 19:06 IST
Front row view | Vinod Nair
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I always felt that new faces should have a platform at fashion weeks to showcase their creativity. I have found that platform at the Lakme Fashion Week .

On the fourth day, I saw 10 young designers showcasing some of the finest in creativity on the runway. Imcha Imchan came out with pleasant checks in pants and shorts teamed with fitted shirts while Anand Bhushan was shining with mid-thigh level dresses.

Priyanka and Ravindra chose to show heavier looks with neat styles that were body flattering and Nidhi Gambhir had plenty of textures running though her exquisitely crafted creations. Manoj Dubey was another promising face with outfits that displayed sheen and texture.

Sanjay Hangu opted to show menswear while Harangad Singh showed his creativity with pants with elevated waists, dresses with chic looks and shirts. Rimi Nayak too came out with layers, exaggerated sleeves and texture and Meghna Agarwal and Kiran Jaisingh showcased outfits with beautiful designs bearing puff sleeves, pleats and pintucks. Ritesh Kumar too used plenty of layering and draping.

Senior designers better watch out! If these youngsters are any sign of what's to come, India's fashion is all set to make a turnaround.

I prefer to call Anuj Sharma the 'Prince of Drapes.' His creations were single pieces of fabric 'woven' around the body of models with a single stitch. The style and look of the garment were dictated by the knots that designer tied on different parts of the garment. A genius in the making.

The day ended with Vikram Phadnis' show for Lux Showtime. Energy levels were high with Shiamak Davar and his troupe providing entertainment and Vikram displaying a colourful collection of sexy western silhouettes. It surely rocked!

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