For the first time, the Lakme Fashion Week was held digitally. This digitalization was seen due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Over the past many years, the INIFD Gen Next program has contributed a lot to the Indian fashion industry. As Diwali, one of the most auspicious festivals of India is arriving, INIFD once again presented their creativity that inspired all for Diwali outfits. INIFD unearthed the 30th batch of three talented designers collections at Lakme Fashion Week 2020. This time the winner designers presented fully sustainable lines. The first-ever virtual jury selection process witnessed 200 participants from which three designers were made the winners.
Due to the physical limitations this year, the applicants submitted digital presentations to the jury. But even digitally, the designers inspired numerous people for Diwali looks. The announced winners of the selection process were- Dhatu Design Studio by Anmol Sharma, MISHE by Bhumika and Minakshi Ahluwalia, and THE LOOM ART by Aarushi Kilawat.
Anmol Sharma presented his latest collection- ‘Dress to Reform.' The designs depicted Protective Technical Silhouettes. The fabrics used for the collection were- hand weaved Bhagalpur Ahimsa- silk, naturally dyed denim, hand-woven pure pashmina, and handwoven Mangalgiri cotton. The all menswear collection consisted of eco-friendly textiles, and it represented traditional crafts. It was an inspiration for Diwali looks. Embellishments used in the latest work were Phulkari, bullion knots, and cross-stitch work. All these embellishments are perfect for Diwali outfits. Basic shirts, hoodies, pinstriped kurtas, and stand-up collar capes are also included in the collection.
The next winner who presented their designs to influence Diwali outfits was the mother- daughter designer duo. Their latest collection- ‘Shuwa’ was a representation of the way how differently-abled people communicate. The word- ‘Shuwa’ stands for sign language. Hand gestures and shapes were blended in unconventional silhouettes. Fabrics in use were handwoven cotton jute, handwoven and recycled cotton, orange peel fabric, and banana fabric. The eye-catching outfits can give you a perfect Diwali look. The color palette consisted of pale pink, onion pink, bright blue, and wine. The collection had stylish combinations like- balloon sleeved cropped blouse with palazzos, peplum waist blouse with paneled box pleated skirt, and knee-length tunic with front pleated trousers.
The designer presented her latest collection, named- ‘ Between the Lines’. It was all about fabrics, embellishments, and designs. Fabrics used were pure handwoven cotton silk, chanderi, and Matka silks. Adding extra points to the ensembles, they were Soojni and Kantha embroidered. Arashi Shibori technique was in the limelight. All the fabrics used for the latest garments, perfectly suit Diwali outfits.