Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) the Largest Network of Design Institutes in India & Abroad presented the GenNext Show at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week for the 30th Consecutive season.
INIFD is the only student body that provides an opportunity to its students to showcase their collections on the Ramp of prestigious Lakme Fashion Week at Mumbai while sharing the same Ramp with top designers of the country including Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Valaya, Sandeep Khosla & Abu Jani, Masaba Gupta, Shantanu Nikhil to name a few.
INIFD presents GenNext has proudly nurtured 275 budding designers from GenNext to Top celebrity designers which include Rahul Mishra, Masaba Gupta, Nachiket Barve, Gaurang, Asa Kazingmei, Mohammad Mazhar & more have made their debut under the ‘GenNext’ designer program.
This season of FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week witnessed the launching of 2 young designers Twinkle Hanspal and Deepit Chugh who showcased at the ‘INIFD presents GenNext’ show. The GenNext designers are selected by a jury of top designers, corporate heads of the Fashion Industry and eminent Media Personalities, which includes Manish Malhotra, Priya Tanna & Tarun Tahiliani like. Over 5000 budding designers apply for this most sought-after platform and after 3 rounds of Jury, they are selected and later groomed by top honchos of the Fashion Industry.
Mr. Anil Khosla, Global CEO of INIFD, introduced GenNext designers to Media post the show and said, ‘INIFD takes pride in having spotted over 275 designers with its ‘INIFD presents GenNext’ the most coveted talent discovery program. He said that like IPL & Under 19 World Cup cricket tournaments are helping the Indian cricket team to spot and nurture talent the same way ‘INIFD presents GenNext’ is providing talented designers to the ever-growing Fashion Industry.
He said INIFD is the only design institute in India that presents 2 shows at Lakme Fashion Week & also is the first fashion institute in the world to provide a platform to its students to showcase at London Fashion Week for 7 seasons and New York Fashion Week for the 4 Seasons. Also, INIFD is lucky to have Mentors like Manish Malhotra, Ashley Rebello & Twinkle Khanna who have been shaping the careers of young designers.
Day 1 of the fashion gala started with two budding designers presenting their respective collections. ‘Twinkle Hanspal’ designed a womenswear collection that stated minimal aesthetics and elevated essentials, inspired from Indian classics whereas Deepit’s ‘Line Outline’ menswear collection narrated the story of Utopian life, hopeful and energetic with visual inspirations taken from coloured brutalist architecture.
INIFD, a pioneer in Design Education holds a legacy of over 27 glorious years that has been instrumental in taking Fashion & Interior Design training to the masses.
Run through a collaborative effort by the three flag bearers FDCI, Lakme and RISE Worldwide, the Lakme Fashion Week schedule brings forth the best designers from all over India. Website: www.nifd.net