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A Number of Young Designers Dazzled the Ramp at Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/Festive 2012 with their Fresh Collections. Youth Inc Tells You More About These Talented Designers

Last month, the glamorous lobby of Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, was buzzing with the collective energy of pretty girls dressed in prettier dresses and their carefully chosen designer handbags, organisers emerging from their sacred place, providing a glimpse of the mysterious backstage adrenaline, photographers with their impressive cameras, polite media relations people and amused hotel staff. The thing that stood out the most in the room, however, was its smell. A smell that held the promise of spotlight, long legs, glamour and electrifying music. It assured an elite ramp and most importantly, fabric stitched to rev up one’s imagination. Such were the sights one witnessed at Lakme Fashion Week- Winter/Festive 2012.
Young talent emerged at the event, using the aspirational platform to showcase their fresh and innovative designs. If fact, on the first day, the event opened with the collections of the Gen Next designers, who were identified as emerging talent by the organisers. Usha Talent Box was another forum, which promoted young talent in the fashion industry.
Youth Inc introduces you to these talented designers of tomorrow and their extremely stylish collections. Every collection introduces you to limitless creativity and beautiful fashion. Remember to take notes as they reveal the hottest trends this season, and share valuable fashion advice.

Anushka Khanna

Describe your collection in 3 words: Floral, glamorous, colourful

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: No comment

Favourite designer: Monisha Jaising

Favourite fashion brand: Balmain, Blumarine

Hottest trend of the season: Florals

Wardrobe essential for college students: A pair of bright coloured jeans or floral print trousers are wardrobe essentials for women. For men, it would be a bright pair of loafers.

Your next collection will be: I haven’t even started thinking! But my next collection will be in line with my look; colour, embroidery and classic silhouettes.

YI Fashion Grade: 10/10 Radiantly live

 

Aastha Sethi & Siddharth Arora

Describe your collection in 3 words: Quirky, kinky and androgynous

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Controversial

Favourite designer: Alexander Mcqueen, Rohit Bal

Favourite fashion brand: Miss Selfridge

Hottest trend of the season: Bright, bold and gold

Wardrobe essential for college students: Jackets and interesting layering options like shrugs, waist jackets, summer coasts, etc.

What can one expect from your next collection?
It will definitely be young, bold and vibrant

YI Fashion Grade: 8.5/10 Bold and bright!

 

Khushboo Agarwal & Prem Kumar

Describe your collection in 3 words: Romantic, feminine and affluent

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Sushmita Sen

Favourite designer: Dolce & Gabbana, Victor & Rolf

Favourite fashion brand: Polo Ralph Lauren

Hottest trend of the season: Asymmetric hems and sheers for bottoms

Wardrobe essential for college students: Palazzo pants

Your next collection will be: For spring-summer, fresh and pastel colours with contemporary embroideries.

YI Fashion Grade: 7.5/10 Maidenly elegant

 

Sonaakshi Raj

Describe your collection in 3 words: Couture, glamorous,vintage

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: There are quite a few, I cannot think of any one in perticular.

Favourite designer: Jean Paul Gaultier

Favourite fashion brand: Lanvin Lanvin

Hottest trend of the season: A hint of 60’s vintage in the silhouettes work well for this season, be it power shoulders or Peplum waists. Feminine silhouettes with these elements will rule this season.

Wardrobe essential for college students: SSilhouettes that are young, fuss-free, preppy that bursts youth appeal will work well for college students. Bright coloured footwear paired with 3/4ths for men with layered tees and shirts work well. While for women fun colour blocking paired with shorts or incorporated in fuss-free feminine silhouettes works well.fussfree

Your next collection will be:
My next collection would definitely have the hint of glamour since thats my forte.Couture feminine silhouettes with a bit of fusion is what you should look out for in my next collection.

YI Fashion Grade: 10/10 Elegantly chic couture

 

Sneha Arora

Describe your collection in 3 words: urbane, graphic, vivid

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: No one in particular

Favourite designer: Hussein Chalayan

Favourite fashion brand: Anthropologie

Hottest trend of the season: Androgyny

Wardrobe essential for college students: A perfect pair of denims, a nice tee, a boyfriend blazer and good accessories

What can one expect from your next collection?
A lot more detailing, summer love and a subtle play of colour

YI Fashion Grade: 8/10 Digitally detailed

 

Asa Kazingmet

Describe your collection in 3 words: Immortal traditional attire

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Katrina Kaif

Favourite designer: Renzo Rosso

Favourite fashion brand: Diesel

Hottest trend of the season: Lace, sheer, maxi. Geometric prints along with structured cloths.

Wardrobe essential for college students: Pair of jeans with wide neckline t-shirts, or short tops for girls is an essential.

Your next collection will be: You can expect an exceptional collection.

YI Fashion Grade: 10/10 Artistically geometric

 

Aniket Satam

Describe your collection in 3 words: Modern, lyrical and artistic

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Parineeti Chopra. She’s hot property right now in terms of her looks and acting abilities but she needs to develop her look and improve her wardrobe, especially with respect to press appearances

Favourite designer: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Favourite fashion brand: Since I have had a middle class upbringing, I’m not really a brand person and generally against ‘logo mania’. However, I do like the brand Cartier, as it signifies supreme luxury. I don’t own any Cartier product yet, but hope to someday.

Hottest trend of the season: The colour of this season is blue, broken with neutral shades like beige white or cream. These colours have a cooling effect and suit any Indian skin tone. Also, the layered look is in.

Wardrobe essential for college students: A pair of Vans is a must as they are comfortable and available in different colours. Also a big leather satchel in pop colours or denim sling is a must have. Using cool stationery also makes a style statement. A cool coloured watch or a silver watch with a coloured dial is essential.

Your next collection will be: I have recently launched my new collection called ‘Jai Ho’ on Independence Day vintage. I have used embroidery from Kutch and colour blocked tunics with raw silk and khadi silk in bright and neon colours. The idea behind ‘Jai Ho’ was to introduce Indian textiles to a modern audience.

YI Fashion Grade: 9/10 Radiantly artistic

 

Richa Aggarwal

Describe your collection in 3 words: Bohemian, layered and colour-blasted

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Chitrangada. Because I think she is really hot but needs that extra effort in her dressing.

Favourite designer: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Favourite fashion brand: Miu miu

Hottest trend of the season: Quirky prints

Wardrobe essential for college students: For boys a very smart pair of loafers which goes with every look (formal or casual) is essential. For girls, a super sexy spacious clutch purse, which can double up as a wallet is an absolute must have.

Your next collection will be: WOW! I am pretty much clueless about it for the time being, but it will definitely be fun and fresh.

YI Fashion Grade: 9/10 Brightly comfy

 

Kavita Sharma

Describe your collection in 3 words: Simply the best

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Controversial

Favourite designer: No comment

Favourite fashion brand: Alexander McQueen

Hottest trend of the season: Bright, bold and gold

Wardrobe essential for college students: Dolce and Gabbana

Your next collection will be: You can raise your expectations as my next collection will be of the next level

YI Fashion Grade: 9.5/10 Joyfully soothing

Mehek Pruthi, Kanika Seth & Ankit Sharma

Describe your collection in 3 words: Alienated, futuristic, rooted

One celebrity you would like to give a makeover: Asin

Favourite designer: Amit Agarwal

Favourite fashion brand: Givenchy

Hottest trend of the season: Neon 

Wardrobe essential for college students: Colour chinos, jackets, neon colour raincoats and Brogue shoes for girls. Loafers for boys are a must.

Your next collection will be: A deep-rooted Indian influence along with a twist in flavor and wearability.

YI Fashion Grade: 8/10 Futuristically traditional

 

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