Spring Resort 2017 is here and it's time to say hello to the chic class of 2017 - the Gen Next designers, who derive inspiration from myriad sources and want to dress style mavens like SonamKapoor, KiranRao and Alia Bhatt. Over to them...
Collection inspo: This line titled ‘the OUTLINE’ has been inspired by the technique of sketch- the outline form of a doodle/art, taking nature as its theme and transforming both the aspects in the form of embroidery, using natural fabrics like khadi, linens etc. to give a summery light vibe, with subtle detailing and relaxed comfort silhouettes.
One person you'd love to dress and why: I would love to dress SonamKapoor simply because she can carry anything with ease.
Soumodeep Dutta, Gen Next designer - Lakmé Fashion Week S/R’17
Brand USP: Bengal, sari, earthy
Collection inspo: It is about the beautiful saree drape style of Bengal and different stitched versions adapted for our modern lifestyle.
One person you'd love to dress and why: Deepika Padukone and Shreya Ghosal. They have the innocent simple approach to things with an earthy Indian personality.
Brand USP in three words: Progressive, Whimsical, Carefree
Collection inspo: Showcasing fauna in its natural matrix, through layering fabrics as a technique using the craft of hand block printing.
One person you'd love to dress and why: Alia Bhatt as she defines chic in the most boisterous way!
Brand USP: Contemporary, Comfortable, Chic
Collection inspo: It's about Handblock printing, light embroideries and interesting details that have been inspired from regional Japanese and Indian art and infused in contemporary silhouette to give the collection a global look.
One person you'd love to dress and why: I would love to dress Victoria Beckham because of her sense of style. She carries everything fiercely.
The Pot Plant
Brand USP in three words: Clean, contemporary cuts, natural fabrics
Collection inspo: ‘Beyond the Binary’ is a gender fluid collection abiding by fashion beyond and irrespective of the gender spectrum.
One person you'd love to dress and why: KiranRao as her style is very effortless and very individual.