The country’s leading fashion and trade platform, Lakmé Fashion Week is all set to give young and upcoming designers yet another opportunity to showcase their talent.

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 brings in a new bunch of enthusiastic designers under their Gen Next Programme. This platform is best known to have produced talents like Swapnil Shinde, Masaba and Kallol Dutta. Like always, these designers have been reviewed and hand-picked by the esteemed members of the LFW Advisory Board on the basis of the quality creations, innovation, marketability, originality and ability to take their business to the next level.

As a multi-faceted global fashion platform, Lakmé Fashion Week brings another season of Emerging and Jabong Stage designer to promote India’s upcoming designers. This season will witness 29 outstanding designers in the Gen Next, Emerging and Jabong stage category who will showcase their makings at the LFW SR 2016.

Announcing the talent pool for the next season, Saket Dhankar, Vice-President & Head- Fashion, IMG Reliance Limited said, “Lakme Fashion Week believes in providing the right platform to the young and emerging designers from the fashion world. We take pride in announcing the 21st batch of the Gen Next programme along with a new and exciting set of Emerging and Jabong Stage designers. I am looking forward to yet another exciting year with the new talent on board.”

Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations, Lakmé, said, “Season after season, our aim has been to nurture the creativity and talent of young designers. For the Summer Resort edition of Lakme Fashion Week 2016, we are proud to introduce names that truly define the ‘future of fashion’. Many congratulations to our GenNext on making it to the best showcase for a fashion debutant in India.”

The Advisory Board members present at the meeting were designers, Manish Mahotra, Narendra Kumar, Rohit Balalong with Aishwarya Subramanian – Editor Elle, Namrata Zakaria– Columnist, Mehernaaz Dhody- Editor Grazia, Ashu Jindal – COO IMG Reliance, Purnima Lamba- Lakmé Head Innovations and Saket Dhankar-Head Fashion, IMG Reliance.


Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016
Gen Next Designers                                                                                                City
Naveem Naaz Shaikh
Agrima Batra
Aqdus Saleem
Chirag Nainani
Sohaya Misra
Emerging Designers at Main Stage                                                              City
Ajay Kumar
Debashri Samanta
Dhruv Vaish
Farah Sanjana
Garo by Priyanshu & Shweta
P.E.L.L.A. by Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama
Shriya Som
Swati Vijayvargie
Taneiya Khanuja
Urvashi Joneja
Emerging Designers at Jabong Stage                                                            City
ASA by Shreya Oza
Asa Kazingmei
Kriti Tula
Jayanti Reddy
Kanika Goyal
Poco & Jacky
Priyam Narayan
Quo by Ishita Mangal
Siddhartha Bansal
SOL by Piyush Dedhia
Sourabh Kant Shrivastava
The Meraki Project by Sonali Pamnan
Verandah by Anjali Patel Mehta
INDIGENE by Ruchi & Jaya

Disclaimer: Press Release.

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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