Newest stars on the horizon of India’s fashion industry

Newest stars on the horizon of India’s fashion industry

By PREETI SINGH | | 9 July, 2016
(L-R) Anupreet Sidhu, Abhishek Paatni, Paridhi Jaipuria, Gaurav Khanijo, Diming Rubu & Vaibhav Singh.
Lakmé and IMG Reliance recently announced a new batch of six gen-next designers chosen from various cities to showcase their collection at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. Preeti Singh writes about this talented and dynamic group and the themes they’re planning to highlight at the upcoming show.

25-year -old, Anupreet Sidhu from Chandigarh has assisted various designers in the past few years. She started in 2014 with the aim to create simple garments with a twist. Sidhu’s collection is aimed at a modern woman who loves to keep a bit of heaven without going gaga. It’s a wearable collection made from pure sheep skin leather, high quality linen, and fine net with interchangeable pieces that can be worn as is or mixed and matched to create a new look each time.

29-year old, Abhishek Paatni from New Delhi has worked as Creative Head at Mr. Button and was a style consultant at Blackberrys and the founder of Nought One (prêt and bespoke). Paatni’s collection “Nought One” was born out of the vision to create premium men’s clothing that is a perfect amalgamation of street wear and tailored luxury, to dress the jaunty man who is apologetic to experiment with his style. His label has been spotted on influencers and has multiple features in magazines.

Paridhi Jaipuria, a 23 -year-old, is a head designer at Jaipuria Udyog and has been trained under Tarun Tahiliani in Ready-to-wear. Her brand focuses on the style that subtly draws from her traditional roots to garments that stand out due to the clean lines, careful detailing and relaxed silhouettes. The collection “Bunai” focuses in building a sense of relationship between the clothes and the fine craftsmanship involved in the process. The collection is combined to portray a cultural freshness with chic modern aesthetics in apparels as well as patchwork document accessories.  

Gaurav Khanijo has been a design intern at Narendra Kumar in Mumbai, Bless in Paris, and worked as a designer at Meridian Apparels, Tirupur. The forte of his brand is the use of fine Indian handlooms to create modern silhouettes with a timeless vintage flair. His collection “Morpheus AW16” takes inspiration from the intriguing creature that is a dragonfly and also the man who exhibits qualities similar to the dragonfly. The collection includes pieces handcrafted with sumptuous Bhagalpur, ghicha, matka, muga and tussar silks and features intricate hand-stitching and many more details.

Having worked with labels like Huemn by Pranav Mishra and Shyama Shetty in the past, Diming Rubu’s theme of her label is “The Missing Piece-The loss of humility and the search for it.” Diming says, “The label offers semi formal, classical silhouettes. The garments are structured in such a way that it frames any body type well and are comfortable and easy to wear. The strong points of the label are pattern making and the construction of the garments.”

Vaibhav Singh has designed men’s wear garments for brands -Harley Davidson, All saints, True Religion, Red Skins at Apollo International limited. Having worked with such big brands, his collection has nurtured extremely detailed and well cut garments which could captivate the viewer’s attention at the first sight. The unique and minute details sit perfectly with his peculiar signature which makes his garments visible different in each aspect.

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