'Nexa presents The Spotlight' winner Bloni to showcase at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week
Akshat Bansal’s label Bloni has won the fourth edition of design contest 'Nexa presents The Spotlight' with a line of transformable garments. The brand will showcase its latest collection at the upcoming joint edition of Fashion Design Council of India x Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai this October, the FDCI announced on Facebook.
“When it comes to ‘separation liberty’, I am making a garment that can turn into two,” said Bansal about his winning collection, Vogue India reported. “A trouser becomes shorts and shorts become a trouser. So, the idea is that the garments are dissected, and the wearer can wear them in different ways.”
This will be Bansal’s first solo runway show at the fashion week and promises to deliver conceptual yet wearable garments. Inspired by emotions which came to the fore during the pandemic, Bansal’s collection explores ideas such as ‘neo-narcissism’ and ‘constructive lethargy’.
“‘Nexa presents The Spotlight’ is a true reflection of partnership and commitment that NEXA and FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week have towards nurturing upcoming talent and the creation of new,” said Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s senior executive director of marketing sales Shashank Srivastava, Vogue India reported. “The design presentation and show concept of Akshat Bansal’s label Bloni has been exceptional in terms of thought process, creation, and execution and he has rightfully emerged as the winning designer for the fourth edition of ‘Nexa presents The Spotlight’. His work explores the theme labyrinth in the most innovative way. The intricacy of design brings out the hidden layers of creativity and innovation in an effortless and inspiring way. Just like, we at Nexa, strive to inspire through the creation of new.”
Akshat Bansal launched Bloni in 2017 after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and Central Saint Martins and completing an apprenticeship on Savile Row in London, UK. The brand does not separate its designs based on gender and uses innovative textiles such as fabrics made using marine plastic among other materials.
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