Lakmé Fashion Week announces Gen Next Batch
Mumbai, May 29 (IBNS): Riding high on the achievements of LFW Summer/Resort 2012, Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board members announced the Gen Next Batch for Winter/Festive 2012, scheduled from August 3-7.
India Blooms News Service
LFW will be dedicating a day - Indian Textile Day- for Indian textiles again this season as a part of the ongoing effort to celebrate Indian textiles and weaves.
The day will witness a pool of textile designers from across the country with live demonstrations by craftsmen throughout the week.
This season will continue to host knowledge sharing workshops and panel discussions with industry veterans to bring awareness and increase support for Indian textiles.
Supporting its mission to promote new talent, the panel of the LFW Advisory Board members shortlisted the new batch of Gen Next, Emerging and Accessory Designers for Winter/Festive 2012.
The popular Gen Next category at LFW, in its 7th year, announced the fourteenth batch of young designers for its next edition.
LFW Winter/Festive 2012 received around 250 designer applications across categories.
Submissions came from 27 cities across the country along with international applicants from Colombo, Dubai, Dhaka, Ontario, Sydney, Hong Kong and Texas.
Winter/ Festive 2012 will see 7 Gen Next, 15 Emerging and 3 Accessory designers showcasing their collections.
Eminent designer and stylist Aki Narula continues to mentor the Gen Next designers this season as well.
Purnima Lamba- Lakmé, Innovations said, “We are positive that our new initiatives and the Gen Next designers paired with the industry stalwarts will play a key role in setting newer benchmarks.”
This season, the responsibility of selecting the future talent rested on the shoulders of experts - Anamika Khanna- Designer, Dr. Alka Nishar- AZA, Dr. Darlie O' Koshy- AEPC, Krishna Mehta-Designer, Pradeep Hirani- Kimaya, Priya Tanna, Vogue, Sujata Assomull- Launch Editor Harpers Bazaar along with Anjana Sharma, Director – Fashion, IMG Reliance and Purnima Lamba- Head Lakmé, Innovation, who are all part of the LFW Advisory Board.