LCF Alumnus of MA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear, Manish Bansal, has been selected as one of 6 designers to showcase their collections at the Lakmé Fashion Week Gen Next show. The Gen Next show is one of the most anticipated shows of the week, showcasing bright new talent to the fashion world.
Manish launched his own lable, Manish Bansal, in 2012 and focuses his design philosophy around social economic view points that have the potential to start dialogues.
LCF News caught up with Manish to find out more…
LCF News: Tell us a bit about your designs…
MB: “My collection suggests a pun on the term ‘Suits’ – deriving reference from a suit of cards or as a suit worn by the influential and important person.”
LCF News: What inspires you about what you do?
MB: “The creative process keeps me inspired all the time. Never knowing what may inspire you and what could be the outcome keeps me interested.”
LCF News: How did your MA help you?
MB: “I started my MA with a clear goal in mind to set up my label. I had worked in design before joining the course. However, the MA helped me in refining my research and design methodology; it made me more aware of my own skills-set and helped me in defining my design philosophy.”
LCF news: What does it mean to you to be shortlisted for the Gen Next award?
MB: “It’s a great start to the New Year! In a country where creativity is thriving, it’s exhilarating to learn that my work is being recognised as the next egneration of designers. I am excited and thrilled with the opportunity and to see the support of friends, family and colleagues.”