AHMEDABAD: Designs to reintroduce traditional Indian dress into modern society has helped a student of National Institute of Design (NID) to earn a berth at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort (LFWSR) - 2012 in Mumbai.
The final year student at NID, Yogesh Chaudhary has been selected to present his designs in the Gen Next category along with six designers from all over the country. Chaudhary's designs will be presented on the ramp on March 2. The LFWSR 2012 will be held from March 1 - 6.
"My designs are inspired from traditional garment with modern sophistications. The intention is not to let the traditional garments to fade away but allow them to continue, by adapting for today's people," said Chaudhary.
Chaudhary has designed 20 sets of ensembles in his collection called 'In a Box'. Around 10 of them will be displayed on the LFWSR ramp. "The collection is a tribute to stripes and box-pleats. It is a confluence of minimal yet original ensembles and traditional Indian silhouettes. The collection is an assortment of the finest woven cottons, knitwear and silk-chiffons."
Talking about taking part in LFWSR he said, "My intention is to start my own label after I graduate from NID. So this exposure to LFWSR is a big opportunity."
The Gen Next category of LFWSR is aimed at launching some of the most popular names of the fashion industry and mentoring new talent.