5 Budding Young Fashion Designers in India


Indians are constantly becoming style conscious, and this is not only for special occasion. Wearing fantabulous dresses everyday is one of the things many people aspire. To meet these demands of people, new talented designers along with the ace designers are coming out with attires indulging in experimental styling.

May be Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee are the most googled and ace designers of our country, but there are also budding designers who are giving competition to these well settled designers in the market. Let us introduce you to 5 budding young generation designers of our fashion industry:

Nikhil Thampi

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This is becoming one of the fast growing popular names among the budding fashion designers of India. Nikhil worked with his father, Pradeep Thampi who is a big name in the aviation industry, in the family business before joining the industry designing clothes for Bollywood stars and participating in the fashion weeks.

Masaba Gupta

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This extreme talented ‘love child’ of actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards is just about 26 years old, but she has by now stamped her own position in the Indian fashion designing world. Follow her to get the glimpse of her work.

Aniket Satam

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Before coming to this industry this young man struggled with science and media for an elongated time, but was unable to find his place in either field. After a booming run of couture performance, Aniket found lady luck smiling upon him with his innovative fashion when celebrities like Amrita Rao, Nicole Faria etc walking for his collections.

Richa Aggarwal

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This young girl has a vibrant sense of style. According to Richa Aggarwal fashion is a “cultural translator where new technology meets old world craftsmanship”. For her inspiration comes from India of today, relying on traditional kaarigars. Follow this budding young lady of our fashion industry and get to know more about her.

Neha Agarwal

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Hyderabadi designer and a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) won the jury award for her collection at the graduation show. Since then she hadn’t looked back. She has redefined fashion creating innovative couture and fusion line making her collections as trend setters with ethnic essence.

Which of these designers is your choice? Are there any others to add to this list? Share with us here in the box below. Stay fashionable till the next post!!!

Indian Celebrities walk for Pakistani Designers


An infiltration of a “hat ke” kind, we call this in Hindi, has been on in India in the recent months. You can guess the infiltration, from comedy to textiles, from fashion to films and food, Pakistan is the just flavour of the moment in our country.

Just as the Indian fashion designers are making it big in the world fashion scenario, our neighbours, the Pakistani designers are no far behind from our Desi designers.

In the recent times in the fashion scenario of Pakistan, a lawn has become extremely popular and also this is paving its branches to the Indian fashion market, resulting in its huge success in our country. The fashion followers from the entire world wait eagerly for Pakistani designers to launch new designs in this genre featuring the star-studded ramp walk in various exotic locations of the world.

Bollywood celebrities featuring in the ramp walks for Pakistani designers are very common scenario these days, as they feel that the Bollywood stars give a big boost to the sale of the fashion lines. Have the glimpse of some of our famous celebrities featuring in Pakistani designers’ fashion line.

Priyanka Chopra for Fahad Hussayn

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Gorgeous actress Priyanka Chopra worked with designer Fahad Hussayn showcasing his super edgy line of lawn collection in the year of 2012.

Kareena Kapoor for Faraz Manan

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Our Mrs. Bebo recently made all the eyes turn to her while featuring Designer Faraz Manan Crescent Lawn summer collection 2015 in Goa.

Jacqueline Fernandez for Zainab Chottani

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Pretty actress of Sri Lankan origin, Jacqueline Fernandez modelled for the lawn collection of Zainab Chottani this year, which was shot in a campaign in Thailand. This line was launched in collaboration with Lakhany Silk Mills in Pakistan itself.

Nargis Fakhri for Elan

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Beautiful American model turned Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, charmed everyone by walking for the collection of Pakistani designer, Khadija Shah in 2013 whose label Elan has got extremely popular in the lawn designer market.

Dia Mirza for Firdous lawn

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Cute actress Dia Mirza spread magic by featuring for the Firdous lawn summer collection 2010. The collection included colourful and traditional Pakistani dresses for the summer collection of lawn suits.

Hire a designer, make a lawn dress. Even better see any of the Pakistani fashion shows and get the inspiration, go to your designer and make the dress according to your priorities. But have at least just one like their collection in your closet and provide your comments here in the box. Stay fashionable and happy reading!!!

 

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Summer-Spring, 2015


It was here the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Summer-Spring, 2015. Like the other ones, this appeared to be an interesting season as well. Thanks to all the talented, young and established who churned the participants of the Fashion Week. The participating fashion designers keenly produced some real change in their collections for this season. Here we go for a tour of the collections:

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Aspiring designer Aneeth Arora did the opening ceremony of the Fashion week with his collection of kaftans and chanderi tunics, silk clothing, cotton jackets, linen tops, etc.

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Monica Dogra, the singer-actress was the showstopper for the talented designer Kanika Saluja at the five-day style spectacle in Delhi. The actress decked up in a copper and charcoal coloured leather mermaid lehenga which was the mirror worked, with a chest-defining blouse.

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Aditi Rao Hydari walked for designer Payal Singhal’s show dressing in a silk high-waist black lehenga and blouse. She mesmerised the spectators when she glided on the stage.

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Ritu Pande, the “Lady in lace” bought Sania Mirza as the showstopper of her collection. The tennis champion looked stunning in a gold and ivory princess gown. The designer’s entire collection for the fashion week of the season had a keyhole back pattern and sober shades.

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Paras and Shalini’s Geisha Designs got inspired by the notion of fossil flower. All the jackets and dresses of her collection for the season have flowery embroidery and prints.

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Alpana and Neeraj designer duo’s collection were mostly of blue, red and black with large floral patches, scallops and bows.

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Young designer Masaba Gupta showcased her collection of dhoti pants, plenty of tops and pants, knee length sheaths layering over sarees. The colour scheme dominating her collection comprised of rust colours, molten gold, beige and fiery red.

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Designer Ankita came with a collection of various shades of gold with a mixture of silver as well. Instead of wearing any accessories on the ramp the models wore gleaming sunglasses, which emphasised the collection entirely.

Now these were a few of the 125 participating designers. To get more fashion scoops, keep visiting this space and stay stunning always!!!

Fashion, Fashion Everywhere


Bet you that the fashion which became popular in the year 2013 will be at a diminishing point in the year 2014. With the advent of each year, new fashion trends come in market holding the hands of the fashion designers through the platform of the Fashion Weeks. 2015 has just come, but let’s move our attention back to the insights of the fashion world of 2014 and see what the innovative designer had stored for us the previous year.

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Year 2014 witnessed famous Fashion Events like Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week, Bangalore Fashion Week, Indian Bridal Fashion Week, and many other regional Fashion Week Events. Whether you are in love with contemporary and chic fashion or a traditional one, we can give you a list of the trendiest Indian designers making an influential impact in the fashion weeks, each having their unique signature style.

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Shruti Sancheti showcased her collection in both the season of the Lakme Fashion Week and also in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in 2014. In one of the fashion weeks her collection theme was “Strands of Silk”, giving tribute to the rich fibre.

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The fashion lines of Masaba Gupta in the Lakme Fashion Week winter 2014 included innovative gowns, with actress Shilpa Shetty being the showstopper.

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee during the year 2014, presented his fashion line in India Couture Week, the designer presented Indian traditional wears for both men and women in his own style.

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Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks, Tarun Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka, Manish Arora, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, etc are to name a few famous names who showcased their new and innovative collection in the fashion weeks of the year 2014 and then these collection were made available in the market.

Indian fashion industry has been developing at a steady pace, credit to globalization. The traditional clothes of salwar kameez, saree, kurta, sherwani are being worn in numerous different styles. The extremely talented designers of our country have helped India make its mark globally. In the coming years we will only see India shine brighter in the world of fashion.

Dive into Daring Pune Fashion Week


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If you want to keep yourself updated with the happenings of all the major Fashion Weeks of India, then Pune Fashion Week is the one for you. Pune Fashion Week came with its 5th season with an absolute bang. Pune has witnessed its biggest lifestyle event in the chilling cold. This 3 day fashion show from December 19th to 21st, 2014 had brought us our luxurious, more elite, lifestyle and designer products. House of Satya Paul, Rajdeep Ranawat, Sougar Merchant, Paras and Shalini, Joy Mitra and many more gave us the glance of their designer products.

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We got to witness a mesmerizing experience in the fashion scene of Pune. The entire Fashion Week event brought galaxy of participants from different genres – socialites, actors, models, entrepreneurs, buyers and designers for getting the display of the collections. It was the star attraction of the fashion week on its second day with internationally famed fashion designer Nivedita Saboo presenting her collection to the attendees.

 

Young and talented Fashion Designer Ulka Bafna Vohra showcased her trendy collection ‘NIRBHEEK’ that ambitiously aims to put in a tasteful gentleness to the commanding woman of this generation. Beautiful actress and cancer survivor Lisa Ray charmed the ramp being the showstopper for this highly talented designer.

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It is true that we love to experiment on fashion and the same thing gets applicable for these fashion designers. In addition, to be a tremendously good platform for the talented designers (new and old both), this fashion week also provided platform for many of the new and talented models in the field for progress.

To name a few known faces of the celeb industry as the showstoppers for various designers participating in the event:

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Actress and model Lisa Haydon came walking in the ramp for Nivedita Saboo in an Indian wear.

 

 

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Mugdha Godse was in a pinkish shade bridal wear to walk in the ramp for designer Sangeeta Sharma

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South Indian Actress Shriya Saran show-stopped for designer Shouger Merchant Doshi

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Urvashi Rautela wore Indo western attire to be showstopper of designer Riddhi and Siddhi in Indo-western outfits

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Sonal Chauhan looked amazingly gorgeous, decked up in western outfits was the showstopper for designer Anjali Khushalani.

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Anita Hassanandani wore a heavy bridal lehenga and Vishal Singh in Sherwani walked the ramp for designer Sharad Raghav

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Aditi Govitrikar caught the attention of the attendees in the designer lehenga of designer Ulka Bafna Vohra

To be precise, it can be estimated that the PFW was the blend of talented and new designs of Western and Indian wears and other products. To remain updated about more Fashion Weeks news, keep visiting this space and also give your valuable comments to improve the space.

Fashion Designers of/from Kolkata


When it comes to buying a perfect saree or a dress, we depend our choices on the season’s latest and the hottest trends. We refer to our very own Bollywood and Hollywood to see who’s wearing what, what’s making headlines, and what is a complete no-no. There is no doubt that the two industries are our main source of inspiration and how we choose to look from day to day can be credited to the newest and freshest of the clothes. However, we at Team Sareez believe that the men and women behind the curtains have to be credit as much (if not more) as the ones flaunting the apparels and making them super-hit.

You guessed it right! We are talking about the very talented and very creative fashion designers who spend sleepless nights and endless days designing what the superstars flaunt effortlessly.

It is true that we all know the names of the big giants such as Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and Neeta Lulla. However, those are the legendary designers who have made themselves as the milestones of the industry after spending several years touching, feeling, and designing each piece of a cloth material.

It is time to get acclimatized to and acknowledge the new and fresh designers who have changed the meaning of Fashion from being elegant to making a statement.

This week on Sareez , we bring to you some of the talented and fresh faces in the Fashion World. And, what’s better to kick start the show from our very own designers from the Bong-land..

Hello Kolkata!

Abhishek Dutta
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Abhishek Dutta, 32, is one of Kolkata’s celebrated fashion designers who have his style and creativity speaks for himself globally.  He was launched internationally when he was invited as the only Indian designer to showcase at Bali fashion week in 2005 followed by Asia fashion week in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He loves working with hand loom and natural fabrics and experiments with asymmetrical cuts. His recent collection, Tangram, has its roots in the serious yet carefree Chinese puzzle.

Paromita Banerjee

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Paromita Banerjee, 28, is a Kolkata based fashion designer whose collections are motivated by “normal” people. Her main focus is to be able to tell a “story” through her cloth line. “A local approach to global sensibilities” guides the creations of Paromita Banerjee’s eponymous label. The sole designer to represent India at the Shanghai chapter of the World Fashion Organization under the United Nations in 2010, Paromita’s latest collection “Haat” is a visual feast in terms of colors and textures inspired by the feel of a local market.

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After a diploma course from the fashion institute of the Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, Agnimitra Paul, 39, launched her label, Inga, in 1997. From designing jerseys for Mohan Bagan footballers to decking up film stars and celebrities, Paul’s repertoire is varied and exciting. With Indian crafts and textiles at the heart of her creations, Paul’s designs are given a contemporary twist with western cuts. The designer’s latest collection is inspired by the Madhubani paintings of Bihar.

Komal Sood

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After she completed a one-year course in fashion design at NIFT, Kolkata, launching her own label Komal Sood was a natural progression for Komal Sood, 38. Since 2005, her label has evolved to embrace a level of glamour and sophistication that is associated with starry evenings and classy cocktail parties. Sood’s creations are characterized by defined cuts, flowing silhouettes and intricate embroidery. Her latest collection called The Twilight Seduction, presented at the Lakme Fashion Week, is an ode to demi-couture, an intermediate level of luxury fashion.

Kallol Datta

Kallol Datta

Kallol Datta’s trademark kohl-lined eyes and flowing mane are strongly reminiscent of his ‘wild child’ days when the 28-year-old had just stepped into the world of fashion. Quirky prints, geometric patterns, smart drapes, unusual silhouettes and bold textures have made his outfits stand out both on the ramp and the racks. “For a designer like me who is going through a minimalist phase and is not into theatrics of any sort, it was great to have done a finale so early on in my career,” he says.

Soumitra Mondal

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Soumitra Mondal, 33, is a not only a fabulous designer but also a living prodigy claiming that designers are born out of passion and not big names on their degrees. A diploma at a local institute and a three-year stint as an assistant of Rahul Gupta, another ace fashion designer, is all he had to make his name amongst the giant names like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, and Vikram Phadnis. His label, Marg, launched in 2002, had to go through a series of ups and downs till he finally achieved a breakthrough on the national platform with a Lakme Fashion Week showing in 2007. Bengal is at the core of Mondal’s creations on textiles. His latest collection, Bunon, which means weaving, focuses on textiles of the old Bengal weaves, Jamdani and Khadi.

Tell us about your favorite designers and the ones you may want to feature on our next post.

Welcoming the One & the Only “Lakme Fashion Week –Winter/Festival 2014”


It’s that time of the year again when India will stay glued to the TV, newspapers and internet to see and know about the latest trends in the fashion industry. A battalion of highly talented and unbelievably creative Fashion designers will fight ruthlessly to make the headlines. Accessories will dazzle, Clothes will impress, Make up will be redefined and presenting all this will an army of national and international celebrities, top designers, and super models – some that we have seen over the years and some who are taking their baby steps towards the biggest exhibition of Fashion and Lifestyle.

Let’s quickly take a look at some of the interesting facts about Lakme Fashion Week’s previous seasons:

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Lakme Fashion Week shortened as LFW is a bi-annual fashion and lifestyle event that’s hosted in Mumbai. Its Summer-Resort show takes place in February whiles the Winter-Festive show is held in August.

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Ace designers Masaba Gupta and Amit Aggarwal to open Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive on August 19th, 2014.

This opening show will see Masaba’s distinguishing and gallant style with Amit’s exclusive and revolutionary sensibilities. This study in contrast promises to be a treat for the senses. The collections will play on the use of DHL’s unique yellow accent that will bring life to the first show of the season.

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Pakistani Designers Faiza Samee, Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya and Zara Shahjahan to debut at Lakmé Fashion Week debut.

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Children walk on the ramp for the first time at Lakmé Fashion Week

World’s famous toy shops – Hamley’s and Mattel – will host the first kids fashion show at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festival 2014.

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India’s most celebrated designer Manish Malhotra to present at the Grand Finale of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

“This is my fourth finale at LFW and I am as thrilled as I was the first time. This platform is one of biggest celebrations of fashion that brings forth the best in design, beauty, fashion and Bollywood making it every designer’s dream showcase. This season, I will be showcasing Lakmé Absolute’s bridal trousseau and I look forward to re-inventing my style inspired by Lakmé Absolute.” said Manish Malhotra, Grand Finale Designer for LFW Winter/Festival 2014.

Other Important Details:

Season: LFW Winter/Festival 2014

Venue: 8th Floor, The Palladium, Mumbai

Dates: August 19th/20th – 24th, 2014.

Time: Varies slightly but 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM (approximately)

Total Number of Designers: 87