LFW summer/resort 2018: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput walk the ramp for designer Anita Dongrehttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/lakme-fashion-week-day-1-highlights-pics-lfw-summer-resort-2018-dhruv-kapur-ikai-by-ragini-ahuja-gen-next-designers-5046212/

LFW summer/resort 2018: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput walk the ramp for designer Anita Dongre

Lakme Fashion Week's new crop of Gen Next designers made their debut on day 1 of its Summer/Resort 2018 season. Ayushman Mitra, Padma Raj Keshri, Mohammed Mazhar, Anvita Sharma and Asit Barik and Helena Bajaj Larsen have been handpicked to showcase their collections this time. Other big names like Anita Dongre, Ritu Kumar, Dhruv Kapur, and Ragini Ahuja also showcased their collections.

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Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput walk the ramp for designer Anita Dongre on Day 1 of the Lakme Fashion Week. The couple walked in the designer's ethnic collection with Rajput in an ivory lehenga with breezy floral prints all over it. The designer's collection aptly named ' Songs of Summer' has light hues and easy-going prints. Kapoor, on the other hand, looked suave in a matching white ensemble with brown shoes. Taapsee Pannu also walked the ramp for Ritu Kumar label in hip-hop style. Check out the highlights of all that was exciting at the Lakme Fashion Week Day one. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Shahid Kapoor and Mira rajput were showstoppers for designer Anita Dongre at the Lakme fashion Week. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Taapsee Pannu walked the ramp at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2018 as the showstopper for label Ritu Kumar. The designer's collections, titled Hip Hop Baroque, is a blend of street couture and rap culture. It is inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past subcultures, and has been re-contextualized to feel fresh and original.

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"We are excited to have Taapsee Pannu walk for our show this season as we showcase our collection titled Hip Hop Baroque. Taapsee is known for her spunk and joie de vivre and this collection is a perfect fit to her style," CEO Amrish Kumar said.

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The collection mixes prints and introduces new-age textiles like shimmer jersey, Lurex georgette and handloom sequins, while its color palette is a study of contrasts with black, blue, and metallic interspersed with ecru, baby pink and ochre.

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Lakme Fashion Week's new crop of Gen Next designers made their debut on day 1 of its Summer/Resort 2018 season. Ayushman Mitra, Padma Raj Keshri, Mohammed Mazhar, Anvita Sharma and Asit Barik and Helena Bajaj Larsen have been handpicked to showcase their collections this time. While Mitra is using his paintings as prints for his garments, Keshri's Looms of Ladakh will feature classic silhouettes in linen and wool from the villages of Leh. Mazhar's collection will feature a range called 'bhalwa' prints representing the markings of fishermen and Sharma and Barik's collection would feature gender-fluid garments. Larsen will focus on highlighting multiculturalism through minimal silhouettes of hand-painted textiles. Scroll down to see more pictures from Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort Day 1.

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Mazhar aspires to focus on the unsung heroes of the fashion industry through the 'bhalwa' designs — the washermen.

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The designer, based out of Saharanpur, is inspired by Mumbai's infamous Dhobi Ghat.

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His monochrome collection features cloth materials like muslin, lawn fabrics, cotton with a wide range of unconventional patterns.

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Mitra's summery fabrics and clean-cut sillhouttes features kissing faces which he says symbolise "liberation of love and sexuality", according to Femina.

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Mitra, who identifies primarily as a painter, said his aim was to move art out of gallery space through his line.

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Anvita and Asit’s collection had long shirts with high waist checkered pants, uneven jacket flaps with checks in light grey and black giving an edgy look to the clothing line.

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A model walks the ramp for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja.

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A model walks the ramp for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja.

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A model walks the ramp for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja.

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A model walks the ramp for Ikai by Ragini Ahuja.

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A model walks the ramp for Dhruv Kapur.

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A model walks the ramp for Dhruv Kapur.

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A model walks the ramp for Dhruv Kapur.

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A model walks the ramp for Dhruv Kapur.