Lakmé Fashion Week x FDCI announce Siddhartha Bansal as winner of 'Nexa Presents The Spotlight'
Lakmé Fashion Week x Fashion Design Council of India has announced designer Siddhartha Bansal as the winner of its design contest 'Nexa Presents The Spotlight'. Bansal will showcase his winning collection at the upcoming joint fashion week in Mumbai this March.
Delhi-based designer Bansal was named as the winner of the fifth edition of the contest at the FDCI’s headquarters in New Delhi, beating seven other designers from across India, Lakmé Fashion Week and the FDCI announced in a press release on February 23. The theme this season was ‘Disruption’ and was chosen to push designers to be vocal about their choices which are ahead of the curve.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Lakmé Fashion Week x FDCI to present the fifth edition of ‘Nexa presents The Spotlight’, the most sought-after platform to discover upcoming talent in the fashion industry,” announced Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s senior executive officer of marketing and sales Shashank Srivastava in a press release. “This continued partnership is a true reflection of the commitment we have towards nurturing and promoting upcoming talent and towards the creation of new. The ideas and ensembles presented by Siddhartha Bansal seamlessly integrated Nexa’s brand ethos of ‘Create inspire’. Innovating with shapes, and making his design the embodiment of “Shape of New”, which is what the new Fronx is all about, Siddhartha experimented and shared his daring opinion of what disruption means to him. We look forward to Siddhartha’s showcase at the Lakmé Fashion Week x FDCI and we are sure that it’ll have a lasting impact on our audience.”
Bansal was chosen as winner by a jury including eponymous fashion designers Nitin Bal Chauhan and Namrata Joshipura among others. The jury were moved by Bansal’s collection which presented colour as what makes the world beautiful.
“Working with Nexa to bring back yet another season of ‘Nexa presents The Spotlight’ has been a wonderful experience,” said FDCI chairman Sunil Sethi. “We were especially delighted to host the jury round at the FDCI headquarters in Delhi, once again where we saw an array of creative presentations from designers across the country. I look forward to Siddhartha Bansal’s presentation with his creations inspired from the world of colours and hope to continue to inspire the next generation of designers in the industry.”
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