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Thumbs up for Gen Next disoveries

I have seen Amalraj Sengupta and Harangad Singh making their debuts at the Lakme Fashion Week in the recent past through their Gen Next showings.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 09, 2010 15:49 IST
Vinod Nair

I have seen Amalraj Sengupta and Harangad Singh making their debuts at the Lakme Fashion Week in the recent past through their Gen Next showings.



Great find

I knew at that time that the event had spotted two of the brightest designers in the industry. When they showcased their collections on the third day, they proved that they were here to make their mark.



Both their collections were high on creativity and has the best use of fabrics in terms of style and substance, keeping them clean and minimalist in appearance. Vijay Balhara and his label VJB had a strong appeal with a portrayal of Indian craft.



Yet another interesting collection was presented by Anand Bhushan. In his presentation, his fluted and pleated silk and organza dresses were particularly nice, though I didn't quite understand why he chose to present some outfits in wool in a summer/resort presentation.



Neelanjan Ghosh too had some interesting pieces in his collection.



A scintillating presentation of elegance through simplicity was seen at Asmita Marwah. Her collection mostly red and white and black with white block checks in crisp linen was extremely fresh in appeal and came in drapes, dresses,


jumpsuits, shorts and pants.



Asmita betters herself each season stressing the fact that a minimalist can make maximum impact.



Improving

Swapnil Shinde, whom I wasn't very happy with in the past seasons made a surprise turn around and came out with some interesting pieces in his collection showing that he has evolved.



In the sponsor show segments, designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil had a fabulous collection 'Moto Chic for Adidas Style Essentials' that was young in appeal and very high on style quotient.



Malini Ramani, on the other hand, came out with her collection for Grey Goose that proved to be her best by far. Her creations, screaming style, elements of India and colours were not only pleasing to the eye but high on wearability too.


At the last showing, Narendra Kumar redefined the look of Killer Jeans, lending his creativity to an affordable mass


brand with variations of style in denim.