Thursday, February 22, 2024

Naga designs set the ramp on fire

Generation Next designers showcased their creations on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week here Thursday evening. Ten new entrants called the GenNext displayed their creations.
One of the budding designers, Imcha Imchen’s collection was inspired by the contrasting colours and sharp edges, straight out from the tribal outfit of the remote corners of the northeastern Nagaland state.
“The colours were predominantly black, white and red. I got all the fabric woven by weavers of Nagaland. There is so much symmetry and not many details on the textures of Nagaland fabric. There is some intricacy in the weaving patterns. I wanted to translate the textile fabric into something that is contemporary, that is urban and funky,” said Imchen.
Wendell Rodrigues, a world-famous fashion designer from Goa, judged the collections.
“Each collection was so diverse that I can’t pick anyone out though there are few clear winners who would compete even with other designers taking part in the fashion week. I would like to say that they have put a lot of effort, I kept telling them to change silhouette to give you shape and everyone worked on it really hard. There is something like 10-12 outfits, which I feel fit for the ramp. I am clearly very happy and wish them all as the future fashion designer stars of the country,” he said.
Lakme Fashion Week involves events like media seminars, business-to-business meetings and a buyers’ forum, apart from the regular shows. Around 75 designers are showcasing their collections in this season of the fashion week.

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