Gen Next Application
LAKME FASHION WEEK AUGUST 2017 GEN NEXT APPLICATION
Application Deadline :- The last date for sending your ‘Gen Next’ application is Monday 15th May 2017.
GENERAL INFORMATION :-
LFW ‘Gen Next’ is one of the most coveted designer talent discovery programs globally that has been the launch pad of some of the most sought-after names today in the Indian fashion industry.
In the past 20 seasons, 230 designers have made their debut as ‘Gen Next’
Alumni of this program includes illustrious names such as Aneeth Arora, Kallol Datta, Masaba Gupta, Nachiket Barve, Nitin Bal Chauhan and Rahul Mishra, among many others. Some of the emerging young designers who have enjoyed success immediately after their Gen Next launch include names such as Ujjawal Dubey, Ragini Ahuja, Quirkbox, Kunal Rawal and many more.
LFW ‘Gen Next’ program is an exclusive opportunity to access a strong national and international audience of buyers, media and VIPs of the fashion industry attending Lakme Fashion Week.
LFW Gen Next gives a chosen designer the privilege to be mentored and groomed by leading authorities in the Indian fashion industry for their launch show.
Gen Next is part of LFW that has established itself as one of India’s most definitive fashion platforms, enabling India to integrate with the global fashion industry.
Applicants should be under three years in business when they first apply under any label directly attributed to them.
Applicants can earn higher scores during judging if they demonstrate solid work experience at fashion houses/retail stores or in any creative capacity in the fashion industry
To qualify, all applicants must present credentials and designs under menswear (ready to wear) or womenswear (ready to wear) categories or both
CREATIVE DIRECTION: :-
Gen Next designer program at Lakme Fashion Week is a platform for young Indian designers to conceptualize imaginative, original and thought provoking ‘story based’ collections for a discerning fashion audience in India and globally.
Gen Next applicant must demonstrate innovation with materials and techniques as well as their creative process and methodology towards conceptualizing the collection.
Gen Next applicant must position herself or himself no less than an artist, using relevant materials for translating a strong concept into an artistic composition of form, shape, colour, pattern, print, embroidery and weave. The chosen elements should be thoughtfully presented in a balanced manner, with self-driven critical judgment on the scale between excess and minimalism.
Gen Next applicant must question and challenge conventional norms in Indian fashion and push the boundaries for creative experimentation and exploration using design techniques from fashion apparel, textile or other relevant creative disciplines such as art, film making, music, sculpture, etc.
Gen Next applicant must demonstrate qualitative obsession with fundamental parameters of construction of the samples such as craftsmanship, tailoring, detailing and finishing.
Overall, a Gen Next applicant must showcase clarity in vision for the label through it’s aesthetic and design philosophy, concept of the proposed collection and execution through both the samples submitted upon selection.
The Gen Next program is presented by INIFD, an official sponsor at LFW.
APPLICATION PROCESS :- All designers who wish to apply for ‘Gen Next’ program must follow the below steps:
Fill the online Gen Next registration form - "CLICK HERE"
Download the power point presentation template.
Fill in the power point presentation of 4 slides only with your label information, sketches and pictures of your designs- strictly as per instructions mentioned in the slides.
DO NOT tamper with the presentation format, there is no need for special effects/visuals
Please email the powerpoint presentation at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention “Gen Next - *insert designer label name* in SUBJECT LINE
Refer to guidance notes for expert tips on your application submission
Please do not submit samples unless requested to do so.
Kindly note the last date for submission of the presentation is Monday 15th May 2017.
PHASE TWO (for applicants who are selected in Phase One)
Once an applicant has completed the application form/presentation submission, this will be reviewed and the candidate will be notified by email whether the application has been accepted.
Once the applicant has been selected, they will be asked to submit two sample garments from their forth coming collection which will be considered for the Jury shortlist.
Please note the garments submitted should be sample pieces, any loss of the garment won’t be borne by IMG Reliance or Lakme Fashion Week
Applicants on the final shortlist are then invited to be interviewed with LFW Advisory board, please note you will be notified via email on the further details
Applicants will have to keep themselves available for 7 days in the month of June and travel to Mumbai at their own expenses.
Following this stage of interviews, the final recipients will be selected.
Additional Information :-
A panel of at least 15 advisory board form the jury reviews the application each season. This includes key opinion formers, editors, media, buyers and representatives from IMGR & Lakmé
The panel is there in an advisory capacity only. There may be certain cases where IMG Reliance feels a particular applicant may or may not be suitable for GEN NEXT sponsorship, and IMGR reserves the final say
For further information please contact:
Shruti Sitara Singh - email@example.com