Each of the winning designers distinctly bring to life the intersection of Beauty and Fashion that Lakmé presents each season.
National, 1st Feb 2023: INIFD presents GenNext, one of the most coveted talent discovery programs today announced four up-and-coming designers as the winners who will be showcasing their collections at the Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI set to take place from 9th to 12th March 2023in Mumbai.
Lauded as the most popular and credible platforms in the Indian fashion industry for new talent, GenNext has, over the years, established more than 250 plus designers who have become some of the most sought-after names in the country today. For its 35th edition, HiralJajal (Hiro), KunaalKyhaan (Koytoy), Anugrah Chandra (KoAi), and Rudraksh Dwivedi (Rudraksh Dwivedi) emerged as the 4 winners.
Like each season, entries were invited for the GenNext program. The shortlisted designers presented their collections to an esteemed jury comprising Harman Dhillon, Vice President, Skincare, Color Cosmetics, Hindustan Unilever; Anaita Shroff Adajania, Costume & fashion stylist and Creative Director; Sabina Chopra GenNext Mentorand Jaspreet Chandok Head of RISE Fashion & Lifestyle.
The INIFD presents GenNext program has been recognized for identifying and providing young and talented designers an opportunity to enhance their skills and take center stage in the fashion industry.
Commenting on the latest batch of winners, Harman Dhillon, Vice President, Skincare, Color Cosmetics, Hindustan Unilever said, “Since the inception of the GenNext program in 2006, Lakmé Fashion Week has been committed to providing new talent an opportunity to be mentored by our experts and a platform to showcase their work as well as interact with different stakeholders within the industry. We are excited to see these promising designers present their collections and translate their creative storytelling through fashion and beauty with Lakmé’s trend-setting products in synchronicity with their themes. We look forward to the 35th batch of GenNext designers showcasing at the upcoming edition of Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI.”
Talking about the GenNext program, Jaspreet Chandok, Head – RISE Fashion and Lifestyle said, “We are delighted to continue strengthening our GenNext program that identifies, mentors, and recognises young designers season on season giving them the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform like Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. For more than a decade, the GenNext program has been responsible for introducing 250+ designers, several of whom have gone on to make a mark in the Indian and international fashion industry. Our best wishes to the 4 winners that have emerged out of an extremely talented pool of entries, and we look forward to seeing them shine in the industry in the years to come.”