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Artistic, sustainable and rooted in tradition, hereai??i??s a sneak peek into Gen Next designer collections debuting this week at LFWai??i??s SR17 edition

Over the last 17 editions, the Gen Next feature has been instrumental in redefining Indian couture. However, this particular edition stands out from the rest, as it tries to build a connection between conscious fashion and mindful living. With sustainability and conservation as their key themes, this new crop of designers is set to chart a new course for slow fashion aficionados. From collections that focus on raising awareness about the preservation of indigenous craft to those that seek to break gender-based binariesai??i??here are the Gen Next collections to look forward to. Details: lakmefashionweek.co.in

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by Resham Karamchandani and Sanya Sui
Right from their very first collection, Resham Karamchandani and Sanya Sui have been fixated on one thing ai??i?? sustainability. From recycled and upcycled cloth scraps to ties, expect an eclectic LFW special collection titled Beyond the Binary. ai???A gender fluid line, the ensemble features exaggerated sleeves and oversized fitting cuts coupled with embroidered floral motifs. Our designs are rendered in 100 per cent cotton fabrics showcasing fresh staple hues,ai??? shares the Delhi-based duo, who describe themselves as eco-warriors. Details: thepotplant.in

duttaSoumodeep Dutta
His philosophy is deeply rooted in Bengali traditions. Especially, the simplicity of its sari draping style. With the silhouettes drawing heavily from the way a Bengali sari is worn, Duttaai??i??s collection showcases muslin sourced from the remote artisan villages in the state. ai???Iai??i??m working towards conserving the sari by designing contemporary pieces that go well with our fast lifestyle yet retain the lush feel of Indian drapes,ai??? explains the 28-year-old NIFT graduate. Details: facebook.com/Soumodeep-Dutta-designer-label

by Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla
How would one translate freedom onto a fabric? Poockhiai??i??s designs featuring flamboyant prints of soaring birds in light and airy materials might provide the answer. Named after the designer duoai??i??s pet cat, this two-year-old label works towards the larger cause of animal conservation through its wood block-intensive pieces. ai???We hope to spread the message of animal welfare through our garments. Being consistent is one of the larger aspirations while still having fun and enjoying what we do,ai??? the designer duo states. Details: facebook.com/poochki/

by Pallavi Singh
Drawing parallels between Delhi and Tokyo, ARCVSHai??i??s collection combines screenprinting with the hand block tradition. While the prominent colour in Pallaviai??i??s palette seems to be indigo and ivory, the 31-year-old explains that it is the geometrical motifs that required most of her attention. Commenting on the Japanese influence in her line, Singh explains that the detail-oriented approach of craft from the region appealed to her instantly. Expect capes, flares and off-shoulder dresses set in feminine silhouettes at this Noida-based labelai??i??s runway debut. Details: facebook.com/Arcvshbypallavisingh

nakitaNakita Singh
This Kolkata-based designer likens her garments to a canvas ai??i?? ones that are filled with sketches, embroideries and prints. A fashion designing graduate from Jaipur-based Pearl Academy, Nakitaai??i??s interest lies in creating breathable designs enhanced with Indo-Western styles. ai???Titled Outline, the elements in my collection include Kantha-inspired embroidery, which are very graphic. My theme is tropical so you will find a lot of nature- inspired motifs,ai??? shares the designer. Details: facebook.com/nakitasinghclothing/

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