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!