Indian designers


Hi, everyone! As I promised you in my last post, I am back again with another Spring/Summer collection by another talented designer from the city, Jyoti Sachdev Iyer. Now, you must be familiar with the name if you are a fashion lover and love to delve into latest trends and styles. Jyoti Sachdev Iyer is widely known for her sense of simplicity that she impeccably delineates in her designs. I was invited by her team to visit her studio at Bullygunge, Kolkata to get a preview of her Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Her studio is something that every designer dreams of. A tastefully decorated, mysteriously lit up place with the display of her designs. As soon as we entered her studio we were lead to the section where her latest collection was displayed. We were told about each and every piece, the materials used, the works and how they can be paired to make a perfect summer outfit.

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Preview| cherryontopblog.comJyoti Sachdev Iyer Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Preview| cherryontopblog.com

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer’s Spring/Summer collection is called EMERGENCE and it is all about soft colours, breathable materials, light prints and embroideries. The pieces we saw were mostly shades of whites, peaches, soft pinks etc. I think those are perfect for summer in Bengal. These clothes are a perfect relief from the hot and humid weather. I personally liked her designs as they spoke simplicity as well as style. You must check her collection out. I am sure you would like them a lot. Here are a few shots that I took at her studio-

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Preview| cherryontopblog.com Jyoti Sachdev Iyer Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Preview| cherryontopblog.com Jyoti Sachdev Iyer Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Preview| cherryontopblog.com

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer’s collection is rich in subtle designs and simple work. She even customises dresses for her clients. Drapes, lehengas, tops, Indo-western she has almost everything in her store. Here’s is a few images of her new collection-

*The first to photos are borrowed from Kinkinee. I forgeot to bring my camera that day and she was so sweet to let me borrow some of photos she took with her cam. Thanks, Kinkinee!

Let me know if you liked this post. Also, write down in the comments who is your favourite designer. I will talk to you guys in my next post. Till then, be safe & keep smiling!

If you are a Lakme Fashion Week fan and religiously watch it happen every year whether from the ramp or from your computer, you must be familiar with this name- Garo. Garo is a brainchild of designers Priyangsu Maji and Sweta Tantia from Kolkata who showcased their exclusive and unique femmes-de-Tahiti collection at the Lakme Fashion Week, 2016 for the first time. The first time organizing their own show and turning it into a big hit, that is their success story. If you do not remember their show, then allow me to remind you by showing you the picture where this designer-duo posed with their show-stopper for the show Divya Khosla Kumar. She looked ravishing in the Garo dress-

Recently, I got a chance to visit their studio, see their Spring/Summer collection, and have a one-on-one conversation with them. I went to their store on 15th of this month. I have shared a picture with them on my Instagram if you remember. So, I went there with a fellow blogger and friend, Kinkinee from Gupshup Avenue. Reaching there, we were welcomed warmly by the designers themselves. After talking for a while, we went straight to the collection. Their collection is mostly about ethnic wear. They specialize in asymmetrical hemline, multiple layers, drapes, different prints and patterns etc. Let me show you their Spring/Summer Collection for the year 2016. I’ll share some of the conversations we had at the end of this post.

Garo Spring/Summer Collection, 2016

Now, coming back to our conversation with Priyangsu and Sweta, it was a really friendly chat. So we asked them a few questions like how do they get inspired, what is the story behind Garo, when they are coming with a proper store, what is their next project and so on. I am writing down what they answered. They showed us a book by the famous artist Paul Gauguin and told us that their Femmes-de-Tahiti collection that was showcased at the LFW 2016 was inspired by Paul Gauguin’s paintings of a Tahitian village and its dwellers. I found this really interesting. On asking about the story behind the name, Garo, they told us that this is because Garo is an Assamese tribe and their designs are also inspired by tribal arts. People living in or around Kolkata would love to know that they are coming up with a well-stocked store in Kolkata. I am really looking forward to their new store. Believe me, their collection is irresistible.

I hope you liked this post. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with me in the comments. Please keep an eye on this blog tomorrow because I will share another Spring/Summer Collection by another talented designer tomorrow. Till then be safe & keep smiling!

Highlights of Three Days India Runway Week

  • 16-year-old cancer patient’s wish came true when she walked the India Runway Week ramp like a true supermodel.
  • Natasa Stankovic a Serbian model and fame of “DJ Waale Babu song” also walked the ramp for Gauri Couture.
  • Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain.
  • Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio.
  • Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal’s Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul.
  • Mandira Bedi with Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (Transgender rights activist) walked the ramp for the designer walked the ramp for Delhi-based jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal.
  • Shriya Saran Walks the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi.
  • Bollywood Playback singer Sukhwinder Singh, Actress Anita Hassanandani Reddy & TV Actress Vahbiz Dorabjee Dsena walked the ramp for designer Richa Ranawat.
  • Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach ) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana.

New Delhi, 18 April, 2016: The much-awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 6 Summer Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium, with Young startup designers.  The opening show was named as “Fashion Startups of India”, this has happened for the first time when a fashion trade event of this level had eight young designers kicking off the ready-to-wear collections for Summer’16 season. The Opening show was fully financed by IFFD and it presented the collection of eight designers out of thirty young designers of the previous seasons of India Runway Week who participated under “Newgen” category. The names of these young designers are Megha & Jigar, Vishala Shree,  Ankita & Akshita,  Vanica Chhabra, Rahul Kapoor,  Bani Pasricha,  Fahd Khatri and Sanya Garg.  RJ Rocky, RJ Henna & RJ Ashish from Red FM also walked the ramp for Fashion Startups in the opening show.

The Opening show was followed by Snishh by Snidhi and Ishna, Puneet Gupta, Yosshita & Neha, Gauri Couture, Hannah Khianghte

Bani Khurana, Sailesh Singhania, Prachi and Saloni, Sudhanshi Garg, Rohini Gugnani, Pratibha Lalwani last but not least Varija Bajaj.

While sisters Snidhi & Ishana showcased their label SNISHH which is all about dynamic cuts, geometric prints and is a brand meant for those who express themselves through fashion. Puneet Gupta presented an enchanting palette of the very Indian and classic designs and patterns for bride and groom, which was exclusive and classy. Designer Hannah Khianghte showcased classic silhouettes and traditional formal wear that women in Mizoram wear with their Puan (traditional skirt of the Mizos).

Natasha stankovic showcased the collection of Gauri Couture| India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights| cherryontopblog.com

Natasa Stankovic dazzled on the ramp as a showstopper for Gauri Couture by Nikheil & Rivendra at India Runway week spring/summer 2016. Looking absloutely resplendent and gorgeous in the collection named “ITRR” inspired from the vintage garden.

Designer Rohini Gugnani showcased her ethnic wear outfits and Rapper Ish Kaur walked the ramp for her. Ish Kaur was wearing a 15 kg lehenga and breaking the norms that a rapper cannot wear ethnic while performing.

Model showcasing the collection of Designer Varija|India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights| cherryontopblog.com

Chesi Anne Basil, the star for the evening, a 16-year-old cancer patient whose only wish was to be a model and walk the ramp. Her motto is to celebrate life and be a role model for so many others who are fighting this deadly disease. VARIJA DESIGN STUDIO is ecstatic to make her wish come true with the help of India Runway Week and Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Once again PAGDI is an ode to women like Chesi who have taken a huge responsibility to make this world a better place. PAGDI at India Runway Week by designer Varija Bajaj, however, is an ode to womanhood. Today, it is women who are actually responsible for laying a strong foundation not only for their family but society as a whole. The show is dedicated to these Women who are today the drivers of growth and future.

The second day of the India Runway week Season 6 celebrated the beauty of different styles women tend to explore sartorially.  The day started with college students doing ramp walk “Think Design” which is a part of the India Runway Week by IFFD celebrating the summer collection 2016. Soak in the paradise of this diverse extravaganza and celebrate the ultimate style. Each INSDIAAN has dexterously worked on every individual collection and extracted the best vision from their creativity. “Bohurupi” label by designer Abhishek Roy caters to a wide range of people and loves to personalize the clothes to the preferences of each customers to match their style and personality.His style is free flowing and earthy. The color palette is filled with rich, bright colors like yellow, red, blue, green, etc., that are mostly inspired by nature like trees flowing in the mild breeze, changing seasons, flowers and so on. In a world that is as mechanical as now, through his designs he tries to break away from the monotonous existence and add a dash of color in daily life.

Label d&n by designer Dheeru Sagar and Nitika Kanodia made that silhouettes as a base of their inspiration and created a whole new range of collection keeping modern Indian woman in mind. The collection is a beautiful amalgamation of Indian heritage embroidery creatively infused with Parisian silhouettes.

“First Edit” by Sonya Shukla specializes in garments that help you to make a sweeping social entrance.  The signature aesthetic of the brand is a triumphant fusion of western silhouettes replete with the traditional workmanship and modern motifs splayed across conventional Indian garments.

The collection comprises of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles. The label Yashika Tejwani is for the woman who is modern, independent, yet deeply rooted in tradition. The label believes in timeless elegance and is craft based, adorning the rich cultural heritage of different regions which do not follow a fashion trend in particular. Ethos of the label lies in intricate embroidery detailing.

Banka Silk by designer Rashmi Shrivastav and Devleena Mazumdar, their collections was inspired and focused on taking the authentic essence of India as an inspiration and thus construct it into such a form that it holds the soul of our base and yet proves to be modern and articulate that suits the needs and demands of the current fashion trend.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has walked the ramp for Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal| India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights| cherryontopblog.com

Actress Mandira Bedi and Transgender Activist Laxmi Naryan Tripathi walked the ramp for Delhi-based Jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal. Actress Mandira Bedi is the show stopper for Akassh K Aggarwal. At the show he has launched new Spring/Summer Collection “The Coeur Collectives“. Coeur is a recreation of French Word for core/heart.With his ‘Coeur Collection,’ Aggarwal has showcased assortment of Indian era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. The collection is a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indowestern. The collection resonates with the symbolism by using fine techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and vibrant metallic colors of gold and silver.Talking to Akassh K Aggarwal about the collection, he says, “The collections comes with a social message of Gender Equality & Sensitization refers to the modification of behavior by raising awareness of gender equality concerns , In a male dominating society such as India, the other two kinds{ Female & LGBT} gender are facing their own SOCIAL & PERSONAL issue. I want to bring the Gender Equality message through my collection.”

Suman Kundu, Sandeep Narwal, Sunil dabas has walked the ramp for DAKSH label|India Runway Week| cherryontopblog.com

Suman Kundu (Wrestler), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi Player), Sunil Dabas (National Female Kabaddi Coach) walked the ramp for ‘DAKSH’ an Indian fashion label based at Rohtak- Haryana.

shriya Saran walked the ramp for Designer Architha Narayanam| India Fashion Week| cherryontopblog.com

Shriya Saran Walks the ramp for designer Architha Narayanam’s brand Archi, she looks stunning in her outfit.

While Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 6 started off with a bang, day 3 hasn’t slowed down one bit. Day 3 started with the 5 designer show Anjana Singh, Priyanka Munot, Shafali Grover, Yugansatya, Scarlet by Shruti Jamaal.

The first show started with the collection of designer Anjana Singh. Anjana Singh in her collection, The Pastels rediscovered the intricate embroideries of chamba rumal and used the fabric in sophisticated Indo-western silhouettes. The collection was crafted out of organza, georgette, habutai along with handloom silk. The color palette ranged from pastel mist with subtle use of mini crystals. Kaleido’s Spring/Summer by Priyanak Munot  is inspired from “India through a Kaleidoscope.” The collection focused on the mixing couture and ethnic traditional with a sense of modernity, which made the collection colourful, edgy and playful. It had an array of modern ghagra choli, kediyu dhoti, sharara crop top, and gowns. The designer used fabrics like organza, silk chiffon, georgette and Gazi silk. Yugansatya “The Sport of Royalty” by designer Yugansatya depicts a story of most glamorous and royal game. These hand painted pieces will surely make you feel like royal knowing that each piece is unique and hours of concrete efforts go into every single piece of garment and it merges past into the present.

Followed by the Collections of Designers Pralii Design House by Rupali, Niharika Kamani, Megha Jain Madaan, Mugdha Art Studio, Seema Mehta, Rajdeep Ranawat, Agnimitra paul. Actress & Model Rushali Rai walked the ramp for Designer Rupali Lakra at India Runway Week 2016. Rushalo looked undoubtedly stunning and gorgeous at the ramp in Rupali Lakra’s Golden pleated Gown with a tied and dyed jacket overlay, which was the part of her BOHO-ANTI-BOHO Collection. The adorable product line presented.

Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain|India Runway Week Season 6 Highlights| cherryontopblog.com

Actress Aditi Gowitrikar walked the ramp for Designer Megha Jain . Aditi was looking stunning in Orange tulle dress. The collection she showcased is a tribute to her father. Kolkata-based Designer Niharika Kamani’s collection Enchantress is an amalgamation of strong femininity and powerful clean lines in terms of silhouettes, texturing and embroidery,which makes a woman empowered and effortlessly elegant.

Actress Neha Dhupia Walked the ramp for Mugdha Art Studio 3| India Runway Week Season 6| cherryontopblog.com

Neha Dhupia walked the ramp for Sashi Vangapalli labeled Mughdha Art Studio. Neha Dhupia looked dazzling in white Lehenga. Sashi’s Brand belief “We are about you” speaks leads and bounds about her. She believes Mugdha is not about clothes but an effort to help women understand better, to help bring out their true beauty.

Designer Rajdeep Ranawat has unleashed fiery corners of the Rann of Kutch to capture the essence of Gujarat’s heritage in his Spring-Summer collection titled ‘Kaanjari’. Depicting the beauty of the culture, the embroideries, and techniques with the use of unusual hues, the women of Kutch forms an avid inspiration for the global nomad.Using sustainable organic fabrics with motifs derived from the theme, further entwined with illustrations and artworks of cactus and foliage from the region, Swarovski elements add to the required contemporary richness it thirsts for.

Babul Supriyo Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal's Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agnimitra Paul|India Runway Week Season 6| cherryontopblog.com

Babul Supriyo, Union minister & BJP MP from West Bengal’s Asansol walked the ramp for designer Agni Mitra Paul. She showcased two collections at the grand finale i.e. Ikat and Madhubani in a very wearable and comfort wear line and bright colors.

ABOUT: India Runway Week

India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In

Addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers, and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone.

About Indian Federation for Fashion Development

IFFD provides the opportunity for fashion industry members, both new and old, to create networks that will facilitate action and inspire industry growth. IFFD provide useful & up-to-date information to keep the industry on top of what is happening locally and abroad, to make it more competitive and to encourage a thirst for quality education.

IFFD provides a marketing platform for all within the industry; from the student who want to share her talent with the household names we have come to know and love. By increasing local and international awareness of Indian brands and talent, IFFD hopes to inspire increased demand and brand loyalty. With these primary directives, IFFD hopes to assist in creating a positive knock on an effort that will facilitate job creation and growth for the industry.

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