The prestigious talent discovery program, INIFD presents GenNext recently announced three promising new designers as the winners who will be showcasing their collections at the upcoming Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI set to take place from 11-15th October in New Delhi.
GenNext, one of the most coveted and credible platforms in the Indian fashion industry for up-and-coming designers has established more than 250 designers who now represent the best of fashion in India as well as across borders. For its 36th edition, the winners declared are Arnav Malhotra (No Grey Area), Sonam Khetan (Sonam Khetan) and Prasoon Sharma (Triune).
Like each season, entries were invited for the GenNext program. The shortlisted designers presented their collections to a distinguished jury comprising Harman Dhillon, Vice President at Hindustan Unilever Limited; Sabina Chopra, GenNext Mentor; MehernaazDhondy, Editor in Chief, Grazia India; Amit Aggarwal, renowned fashion designer and Jaspreet Chandok, Group Vice President, Reliance Brands.
The INIFD presents GenNext program has been recognized for identifying and providing young and talented designers an opportunity to enhance their skills and take centre-stage in the fashion industry.
Introducing the latest cohort of GenNext designers, Harman Dhillon, Vice President at Hindustan Unilever Limited said, “Embracing the future of fashion begins with the creative minds we discover and foster through the Gen Next program at Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI. As we return to Delhi, this season’s GenNext designers represent not only the resilience and creativity of a new era but also our commitment towards identifying, nurturing, and empowering young talents who will sculpt the future of global fashion with the transformative power of artistry. We are thrilled to spotlight the GenNext winners as they unfold their creativity, in line with Lakmé’s vision as a fashion forward beauty brand with product lines and collection themes bringing forth a blend of fresh perspectives and avant-garde styles that will illuminate the path for the future of fashion.”
Talking about the GenNext program Jaspreet Chandok, Group Vice President, Reliance Brands said, “The GenNext program offers outstanding young talent in the country a prestigious platform like ours to debut and showcase their work to industry leaders in a competitive fashion environment. For a decade and more, this initiative has successfully introduced remarkable designers, some of whom have achieved recognition in both the Indian and global fashion arenas. From the highly promising entries, the winners of the 36th batch of GenNext designers have been carefully selected, and I am excited to witness their growth and success in the fashion industry.”