GenNext - that showcased six new young designers was the most refreshing highpoint of the Lakme Fashion Week. Before the show began much was not expected by these young designers...

By Ramesh Menon (Contributor)

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Published: Tue 4 Apr 2006, 12:59 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:23 PM

who were slotted in a special category with a fee of Rs10000 against the over Rupees one lakh plus (approx Dh8000) participation fee

And by the time the show was over on the penultimate day of the Fashion Week, the media interestingly had picked out their next choice to take the footsteps of Sabyasachi Mukherjee who was similarly discovered at the Fashion Week couple of years ago.

National Institute of Design student Rahul Mishra stood out from his fellow designers, and already has interest evinced in him various fashion houses including Pradeep Hirani's Kimaya, Aza, Ensemble, and Be.

The other young designers were fellow mates from NID, Samar Firdoz and Deepti Toor.

Firdoz and Mishra already have their own label called Syu, meaning a Ray of light in Sanskrit.

"They are not dictated by markets and pressures to cater to any specifics hence its always interesting to watch new designers", commented Pradeep Hirani.

The three students were among the six young designers selected under the Generation Next Designers category for the LFW along with two National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) students and a student from Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi.

Albert Morris, a buyer for London store Browns, had said earlier that he was desperate to see their show.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee too was visibly impressed by the showings of the young lot of designers.

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