The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on its Day 1 on Wednesday was owned by newbies as well as veterans. Many young designers debuted in the industry with this edition of LFW that completed 20 years, while others celebrated their years-long journey in the industry.
Six rising designers namely Sahib Bhatia, Gaurav Singh, Ankita Srivastava, Akanksha Aggarwal, Manjushree Saikia, Stanzin Palmo coming from different parts of the country showcased their contemporary collections inspired by regional traditional wears marked their debut on the LFW ramp with the ‘Gen Next’ show.
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Fresh designers like Him Kumari Gurung and Amandeep Singh Dhesi, Deepali Jain, Sangeeta Aidasani, Chitra Singh and Rushikesh Bhivsane also marked their entry into the fashion world with the show 'Launchpad' by Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD).
On the other hand, designer Payal Singhal marked 20 years in the fashion industry. Actors Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar turned showstoppers for the designer.
Designer Amit Aggarwal also launched his luxury pret collection called 'Flux' with cricketer Hardik Pandya and actress Lisa Haydon walking the ramp as showstoppers. Aggarwal, who is known for engineering recycled products in his designed garments, has this time tied up with R-Elan - Reliance Industries' petrochemical segment - to create the grandeur pieces in fluid, free-flowing fabrics.
Actress Esha Gupta walked the runway for the label Not So Serious by designer Pallavi Mohan.
The designer duo of Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna unveiled the first look of their collection Interstellar. The day also saw labels HALF Full CURVE by Rixi and Tinka Bhatia, Vineet Rahul by Vineet Kataria and Rahul Arya and Saaksha & Kinni on the runway.
(Source-I.A.N.S, Viral Bhayani)