Anita Dongre

Fashion designer Anita Dongre (r) is seen during the Lakme Fashion Week press conference in Mumbai Feb. 18. (IANS photo)

Mumbai — As part of the “Gen Next” program, noted fashion designer Anita Dongre will mentor six young designers who will present their creations at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

The program is LFW’s endeavor to promote and nurture young fashion talent.

“Through ‘Gen Next,’ LFW has made a significant contribution towards shaping the future of the Indian fashion industry. I am looking forward to mentoring the young designers for the second time this year,” Anita said in a statement here.

LFW Winter/Festive will be held from Aug. 20- 24. Six designers have been selected by the LFW advisory board for the program.

Among the designers, Delhi-based Anuj Bhutani will present his collection on winter dressing, while Dhruv Kapoor will highlight the raw and bold traits of women through his collection.

Mumbai-based designer Arunima Majhi will showcase her work on wearable aesthetics for women and Kristy De Cunha is set to present her “La Casa Azul” (“The Blue House”) collection, which is a tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Designer Neha Agarwal will showcase a collection depicting the dark illusions of a female’s alter-ego, while Surbhi Shekhar’s collection is inspired by Fever Ray, the lead vocalist of Swedish music duo The Knife.

The “Gen Next” program has earlier promoted designers like Swapnil Shinde, Rahul Mishra, Masaba Gupta, Archana Rao and Aneeth Arora.

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