Exclusively at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive’15: Day 2

Indian Fashion 2.0 | Grazia Young Fashion Awards Collections Preview

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Image Courtesy – Grazia India (WWM)

A new wave is taking over Indian fashion, a wave of experimentation and dynamic design brought forth by the young generation of designers fresh out of fashion schools or new entrants without formal training but with a passion for fashion and design that is all consuming. Breaking the monopolistic setup of the past, Indian design sector today seems to be a playground of the new and the old with a niche for everyone. So while the veterans still command the forefront and justly so given their innate sartorial stronghold, it is the younger designers and labels that are injecting a much needed freshness to Indian fashion, taking it a step further in tandem with the style evolution of the Indian consumer.

​And the industry is showing it’s support in full force. Lakme Fashion Week has been pioneering the fashion cause with their Gen Next and the recently introduced Emerging Designers showcases ​of many a young designer’s debut collection. Then there is the support from the very voice of fresh fashion, magazines like Grazia who have taken upon themselves to draw out the very best of young Indian fashion with their annual Grazia Young Fashion Awards. In addition to the critical acclaim, the funding and the editorial visibility, the winners now also get to showcase their winning collections at the large scale platform of Lakme Fashion Week.

​Introducing its debut #GYFA showcase on Day 2 of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive’15, Grazia presented 10 winning AW collections from ​this year’s edition of Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2015. A well rounded showcase of women’s wear, men’s wear, jewelry, footwear and eyewear from the 10 new labels, it was a show that impressed upon us with its vibrancy, dynamism and the sheer force of the creative talent we got to witness. 

​In case you don’t already know and are wondering (for that sartorial know-it-all prowess), the 10 winning labels/designers are Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Three by Pallavi Dhyani, Sayon by Sayon Chatterjee, Antar-Agni by Ujjawal Dubey, Jodi by Karuna Laungani and Gauri Verma, QuirkBox by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachde​v​, Miuniku by Tina and Nikita Sutradhar, Sole Sisters by Chondamma Cariappa ​and the eponymous labels of Sahil Kocchhar and Malvika Vaswani. ​

While it was a memorable fashion experience to witness all these incredible designers’ collections, we have to admit we were a bit partial to a few of them – the ones whose design sensibilities we feel are in perfect alignment with that of exclusively.com. These are QuirkBox (Winner – Urban Wear Category), Jodi (Winner – New Label Alert) and Ikai (Special appreciation for innovative surface texture development). And we are excited to announce that their AW’15 collections, ‘Love Story’ by Quirk Box, the Leandra Medine inspired collection by ​Jodi and ‘The Hairy Tale’ by Ikai will soon be available on Exclusively.com.
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Quirk Box by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachde​v

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Jodi by Karuna Laungani and Gauri Verma

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Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

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Three by Pallavi Dhyani

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Malvika Vaswani

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Sahil Kocchhar


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One comment

  1. It’s difficult to believe that fashion weeks in India are 15 years old. Lakme fashion Week has been a mentor and launch pad to many such design talents.

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