Lakme Fashion Week began with six gen-next designers to open the show - Debashri Samanta, Karishma Jamwal, Ragini Ahuja, Shubham Kumar, Sneha S Saha and Stephany D'Souza.
Debashri Samanta used weaves of West Bengal, proving her expertise in creating trendy outfits for a modern and multi-faceted women, entitled 'The Black Swan'.
Karishma Jamwal brought her feminine brand 'Lotus Sutr', which she started in 2010. Blending the beauty of kitschy silhouettes with digital and block prints, Karishma presented a collection highlighted by the striking quality of unfinished forms of fine arts.
Ragini Ahuja's collection was a medley of Origami which created a fashionable symphony using geometric animal motifs, with pure cottons on feather-like Chanderi fabrics.
Shubham Kumar, in her 'India Lives Here' collection, highlighted the earthy lifestyle of rural India. With a colour palette moving from rustic brown to earthy grey, beige, black and white, the silhouettes revealed a stylish Indo-western story that revolved around Khadi.
Sneha S Saha presented slinky gowns and stylish dresses. The pocket watch and clock prints gave the traditional fabrics a modern twist.
Stephany Dsouza gave her beach-cum-lounge wear party creations an intricate detailing.