The Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2016 in its 6th edition presented the fantastic collections of 8 award- winning stars at LFW.
Lovebirds by Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh – Winners of the Urban Wear Category
Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh for their brand ‘Lovebirds’ introduced a line rich in classic outfits and accessories. For their ‘Resort 2017’ look the duo had flexible fashion with colour-blocking inspired by architecture and construction. The fluid patterns created in hand woven cotton and cotton silks highlighted fascinating appliqués and Indian workmanship.
Misho Designs by Suhani Parekh – Winners of Accessories Jewellery Category
Suhani Parekh’s label ‘Misho’ had jewelry with an exceptional identity. Suhani who studied sculpture at Goldsmiths College in London had a marked Japanese ideas of the Bauhaus movement. Known as ‘modern architecture’ for the body, Suhani tapped into traditional procedures for the making of the sterling silver and white gold collection called ‘Alchemy’.
Cord by Neha Singh and Pranav Guglani – Winners of Accessories Bags Award
Neha Singh and Pranav Guglani for their brand ‘Cord’ unveiled a stylish line of bags that moved from cross body to saddle and hand bags in fabrics of multicoloured patterns together with quality leather. The focus for the bags has been on structured forms and designs. The trendy travel bags were seamless with minimum embellishment and detailing but designed expertly to attract worldwide buyer.
Chola by Sohaya Misra – Winner of Label Alert Category
Sohaya Misra’s brand ‘Chola’ has made waves since then its entry in the Gen Next Show previous season. Sohaya’s collection known as ‘The Wanderess’ was an abstract look at effortless fashion construction. Pinstriped outfits look cool with rows of buttons, while her colour palette was neutral with shades of earthy monochromes like pale grey, beige, mustard and white designed in solid fabrics which gave outfit a powerful edge.
Shivangi Sahni – Winner of Indi-Cool Award
Shivangi Sahni well known in favouring cross stitch for her outfits. Shivangi’s ‘Nomad’s Chant’ was influenced by the bazaars of Morocco and had that simple and easy bohemian appeal that spelt ‘Indie Chic’ and Middle East opulence. The hand made procedures and classic embellishments further highlighted the appearance.
Doodlage by Kriti Tula – Winner of Sustainable Category award
Kriti Tula’s label ‘Doodlage’ creating a mélange of non-traditional fabrics, Kriti loved the jigsaw puzzle strategy in fashion with no definite color palette. Kriti counted on the raw materials created from bamboo and corn as well as knits for the collection called ‘Rewear It’ that eventfully shown the beauty of the ultimate game.
ILK by Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikari – Winners of Innovation in Textile, Construction and Silhouette Category award
designers Shikha Grover and Vinita Adhikari have been well-known for their label ‘ILK’. Influenced by Mother Earth the label looked to the globe and included the world map and floral embelleshment with beads to form pixilation on the garments. Bringing the “glow in the dark” elements, the duo designer used fabrics, paints, tapes and glow beads to get the effect.
Sahil Aneja – Winner of Menswear Category
Sahil Aneja’s brand ‘Sahil Aneja’ exhibited the dandy look in men’s wear with the Savile Row Design of Bespoke tailoring. Fond of the ‘Made to Measure’ concept, Sahil introduced a impact of colour and motifs in high quality fabrics along with yarn blends and impressive weaving as well as top quality construction. The collection called ‘Grunge’ included leather, wool, crêpe and leather prints for 3-4 layered outfits to achieve the street biker-cum-classic customized look on the ramp.
Bollywood heartthrob, Arjun Kapoor, the showstopper, appeared dashing in a leather-based jacket together with chain detailing, a comfortable grey shirt as well as cropped pants. The silver studded footwear and aviator glasses further added an edge to the appearance.