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Meenakshi Singh and Bhavisha Dave

Capsul

Established in 2018 by Meenakshi Singh and Bhavisha Dave, Capsul is India’s first multi-brand streetwear store offering select range of products designed by culturally rich brands founded by thought leaders and storytellers. In a conversation with Shilpi Panjabi, Capsul Founders discuss streetwear in India and how it contributes to slow fashion.

Vrinda Sachdev

Qbik

The designer duo Vrinda Sachdev and Gurinder Singh launched their label Qbik in 2011 and since then have been garnering attention with their collections across the globe. The brand has always celebrated the multitude of crafts and the rich colour palette of India, translating them into various silhouettes to design garments for a more dynamic Indian. Co-founder Vrinda Sachdev speaks to Shilpi Panjabi about the Indian fashion industry and fashion trends.

Andrea pompilio

Label - Andrea pompilio

Milan-based eponymous label by Andrea Pompilio is known for its classic style and elegant collection. The designer has collaborated with world-leading brands such as Prada in Milan, Calvin Klein in New York, and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. He has also won the 2011 edition of Who’s on Next, the contest for emerging designers sponsored by Vogue Italia. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about the inspirations and aesthetics of his collection, sustainability, and upcoming biggest trends.

Katie Pratt

Brand - Elliatt

Elliatt is an Australian fashion brand founded by Katie Pratt and renowned globally. Its fashions are stocked in more than 1,200 boutiques globally, including Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, with distribution networks spanning Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the US. The brand has a turnover of about US$5.3 million annually. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer speaks about her journey, aesthetics of her collection and shares tips for fashion aspirants.

Piero Cividini

Brand - Cividini

Italy-based Cividini, co-founded by husband-wife duo of Piero and Miriam Cividini, meets the needs of its customers who are modern, cultured, independent of trends, strong, and satisfied with their lives and their choices. A refined and clean design, precious materials, and very high-quality manufacturing are, from the beginning, the basic points of the Cividini philosophy. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, Co-founder Piero Cividini illustrates their journey and takes through the entire design process of their collection.

Alex and Zofia Torun-Shaw

Brand - Laird Utility

Founded by husband-and-wife duo Alex and Zofia Torun-Shaw, Laird Utility was born out of Laird Hatters, a firm celebrity favourite for high-quality flat caps, trilby and Fedora hats using their favourite British cloth suppliers. The brand’s ethos is built on long-lasting garments for today’s men and women, whilst being produced in the most sustainable way. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, the designers talk about the journey of their brand, its aesthetics and signature style, and share wardrobe maintenance tips.

Esther Knight

Label - Fanfare

Fanfare Label is a UK-based circular clothing brand changing the way people buy, wear and consume clothing. The award-winning clothing brand was launched in 2018 by Esther Knight. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about her brand, its aesthetics, and the sustainable practice approached by the brand.

Jodi Gibbs

Label - Bird & Kite

Bird & kite is a sustainable and slow fashion brand based in Australia. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, Bird & Kite’s founder Jodi Gibbs talks about slow fashion and the sustainable approaches practised by her brand.

Abhinav Mishra

Label - Abhinav Mishra

Abhinav Mishra is one of the most sought-after designers, known for his outstanding signature mirror work that is all about adding glitz and glam to wedding functions. With vibrant hues playing a major role in his collection, the styles are exactly what a modern-day bride needs in her bridal trousseau. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about the inspiration behind his collection and shares some style tips for modern brides.

Paola Masperi

Label - Mayamiko

Established by Paola Masperi, Mayamiko is a responsible womenswear and lifestyle brand, lovingly created by the women who are at the heart of its social enterprise, with ethics and sustainability at its core. The brand was founded working alongside charity through the Mayamiko Fashion Lab, where many of the label’s garments are made. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about her journey and the challenges faced while starting her venture.

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