Lakmé Fashion Week has discoverec six gen next designers, each of whom were hand-picked by the new eighteen members Advisory Board. The new batch of designers will debut at the upcoming season of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 that will be held from 12th to 16th March 2014 in Mumbai. The board comprises of stalwarts in the Indian fashion industry.
The six gen next designers are Chandni Mohan, Divya Sheth, Parul Bhargava, Sreejith Jeevan, Ujjawal Dubey and Vilvin Sabu. The Gen Next programme is a reflection of how LFW has nurtured fashion talent over 17 seasons and provided them with an opportunity to showcase their creativity at India’s most prestigious fashion event.
Past protégés such as Masaba Gupta, Swapnil Shinde, Rahul Mishra, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Archana Rao, Aneeth Arora and many others got their first break at Lakmé Fashion Week. Today they are stars in their own right. Each of these six designers joining the ranks of the greats has an individualistic quality and will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. Each season the winning designers have been mentored by an illustrious person from the fashion fraternity and this year it is Anita Dongre. Under Anita Dongre’s guidance, the new batch is expected to grow to their fullest potential while maintaining their individuality.
This season the selection of the six designers were made from 150 + submissions and through a pre-selection of 30 entries.