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LFW: GenNext showing: Masaba and other newbies

Last updated on: September 19, 2009 

LFW: GenNext showing: Masaba and other newbies

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Day Two of Lakme Fashion Week opened with a showing by six first-time designers: Masaba Richards, Amalraj Sengupta, Shreya Sharma, Mehak Jain, Rahul Anand and Sabbah Sharma. Here's a look at their fresh perspective on fashion.

First up was Rahul Anand's God Must Be Crazy line -- a funky, edgy, young range of garments that incorporate little whimsical products we use in daily life, like Hawaiian slippers, iron brushes, Coke bottles and the like. The model here is seen with a little beanie-like fan attached to her headgear.

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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Cool twosome

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Anand takes confident strides alongside a colourful orange and blue creation.


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Japanese musings

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Next we have Amalraj Sengupta, whose Kendo collection was inspired by a Japanese martial arts form of the same name.

Interlaced panels in pale tones inserted and cut into each other to signify swordsmanship associated with Kendo.


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Calm and composed

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Sengupta steps out with one of demure panelled numbers, set off by dramatic white gladiators.


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A quirky Beyond

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Designer Mehak Jain's garments were inspired by women who have that extra something -- vibrancy, elegance, eternal class. Hence the name of her label Beyond, meant to signify something beyond the ordinary.

The theme behind this particular range is Pratha, or traditional rituals of belief and faith.

Questioning these beliefs, Jain brought forth a colour-clashing range of kitschy youth-centred clothes. Hotpants and a bikini seen through the sheer shirt have everyone sitting up and taking notice!


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Rainbow style

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Jain looks like she's wearing one of her own designs and it's as eye-catching as the one on the model.


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Mad about mosaic

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Newbie Sabbah Sharma went the mosaic route, using the work of Spanish architect and artist Antonio Gaudi to translate into tiled outfits.


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Going the Greek route

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The pretty young designer and her muse both emulate Greek trends on the runway.


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Calling on the contemporary woman

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Shreya Sharma's brand Shrea showcased sophisticated cocktail-style ensembles any modern young lady would like to be seen in.


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Watery 'n' winsome

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Sharma's last number is one of the prettiest at the GenNext showing -- watery blue with sparkle.


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Putting it all together

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And finally, we have Masaba, the daughter of actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards put on her showing -- Kattran.

Kattran directly translates as 'putting pieces of fabric together'.

It is inspired by labourer women, who mix and match whatever little clothing they own. Simple cuts, checkered prints, colourful dhotis, saris and kotis were the mainstay of the range.


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Confidence shining through

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Masaba is the last out, alongside her purple plunging maxi, modelled by Candice Pinto.


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