Through Gen Next, LFW has made a significant contribution towards shaping the future of the Indian fashion industry. I am looking forward to mentoring for the second time this year.
Anita Dongre – The New Mentor
The six designers who were selected by the Lakme Fashion Week advisory board include – Arunima Majhi, Kristy De Cunha, Neha Agarwal, Surbhi Shekhar who will be mentored by Anita Dongre.
Every year few designers are hand-picked by the advisory board for the “Gen Next” Program and train the fresh talents in the fashion world. Each year the winning designers are mentored by an ace designer, this time being Anita Dongre. The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive will be from 20-24th August, 2014.
A thorough screening from a total of 150 applicants and further from 30 finalists are distinguished by eminent fashion designers, fashion editors, and others picking designers based on quality, marketability, hard work, innovation and the strong zeal to take their designs to the next level.
The Gen Next program has also seen some famous designers such as Masaba Gupta, Archana Rao, Aneeth, Rahul Mishra and so on.
Anita Dongre Mentored at the Summer Resort 2014 (12th March, 2014)
Alt Tile: Anita Dongre Lakme Fashion Week Anita Dongre earlier this year mentored newbies at LFW 2014 for Spring Fashion. Apart from mentoring the first-time fashion designers, she also offered her fashion forecast on spring. Earlier this year, Anita said –
The young designers who have been selected not only displayed their creative talent but their passion for fashion. It was heartening to see their enthusiasm, confidence and craft. I look forward to a really exciting and enriching experience for all of us.
Below are some tips that were offered by Anita Dongre on her fashion forecast for spring. Continue reading!
Spring Fashion Key Elements
1. Crop Top
We all saw and wore the crop top this spring. We graced the upper half of the body with crop tops during the season. They looked classy and best when paired with a wide – legged, tribal – print pants, aka Palazzo’s. Sheers instantly indicated that spring was in.Digital patterns were versatile and could be easily translated into varied shades and styles that complemented the personality.
2. Skirt / Maxi Fashion
Summer and spring is always about long skirts and dresses. Maxi skirts and gowns dominated the runway, hinting a fashion forecast for spring and summer. Her fashion forecast perceived skirt as a major spring fashion element, and we definitely saw it during the season, didn’t we?
3. Monochrome returned with a bang
Do you remember last monsoon we discussed much about monochromes along-with neon trends? The monochromes were back once again with a bang. Statement jewelries were seen all through the season – be it statement necklaces or tacky turquoise earrings.
4. LBD – A fashion staple
The classic LBD wasn’t left behind either – A cotton or linen black dress with minimum accessories saved me this spring. Diamond stud earrings were my favourites as they offerd the best look.
5. The Sunshine Shades for Spring
Anita Dongre’s fashion forecast on spring also included sunshine shades for the lovely season. Pastel hues such as like the sunshine yellows and blues welcomed spring fashion with open arms. Even undertones of coral, white and orange were trending colours.
6. Embroideries – Stick to Indian roots
It is and will always be impossible to ignore our roots and when it comes to apparels, embroideries just find their way into our wardrobe. A well-fitted embroidered blouse, kurti or anarkali always works for any traditional event or festival.
The above tips hinted by Anita, definitely gave us a complete insight on how we would redo our spring and summer wardrobe and each of us definitely made the best of the trend.
Let’s see how Anita Dongre plans to hint us this time and help us revamp our winter wardrobe collection at the LFW 2014.
I am eagerly waiting to watch the magic on the Runways! Are you?