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Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI: Shantnu & Nikhil's Bridal Couture Collection, Shahab Durazi's Comeback, And More

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After a spectacular opening show by Anamika Khanna’s pret label AK-OK, the first day of the Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI started off on a high note.

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On day one, INIFD opened the show by presenting a volley of new and upcoming talents, followed by unveils by FDCI’s Emerging Talents Men’s Edit featuring Geisha Designs, Mishru by Pallavi Mohan and the like. The comeback of the iconic Shahab Durazi and the much awaited Shantnu & Nikhil's showcase stole the show. Here are some of the best moments.

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Emerging Talents – Khanijo, Countrymade And Son Of A Noble Snob  Aiming to serve as a platform for rising designers, the FDCI presented three new labels as a part of their FDCI Emerging Talent Men’s Edit i.e. Khanijo,by Gaurav Khanijo, Countrymade by Sushant Abrol and Son of a Noble Snob by Mani Shankar Singh and Ritu Jain.

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Shantnu & Nikhil Presented Bridal Couture Collection  Shantnu & Nikhil presented one of the most-awaited collections of the night, titled the Capella Collection, which unveiled magnificent lehengas in the shades of mint, grey, silver, beige and pink.  The menswear edit featured draped kurtas, salwars, loose pyjamas, and narrow pants along with buttonless sherwanis, bundgala jackets and bundies. Actress Kriti Sanon closed the show in a white bridal lehenga with a luxurious tulle trail, paired with an edgy baroque lace bustier embroidered in dori work and edged tulle dupatta.

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Shahab Durazi Makes A Comeback On The Runway After 12 Years   Dubbed the ‘Armani of India’,  designer Durazi unveiled a collection that left the audience in awe. For women, he visualised beaded trousers and fringe edged dresses with a nostalgic flavour of the ’40s and 50s. For menswear, he offered hints of English Dandy looks with pristine collars, cuffs and bows, pearls and silk ribbons as well as Boleros and short bandhgala jackets with glass beads, pearls, and cord embroidery.

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INIFD Presented ‘GenNext’ The ‘INIFD presents GenNext’ programme has been recognized for identifying and providing fledgling designers with a leeway to enhance their skills and take centre stage in the fashion industry. For its 34th batch, the winners declared were Aseem Kapoor and Pooja Haldar (Aseem Kapoor), Ateev Anand (re-), Somya Goyal (Somya Goyal), Arshna Raj (Stoïque) and Ankur Verma (TIL).