Designer Watch

Kristina Bobkova


Founded in 2000 by Kristina Bobkova, BOBKOVA is one of the key fashion brands from Ukraine on the global scene. Bobkova is translating her cultural codes into contemporary language of sustainability, inclusivity and mindfulness. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about her journey, aesthetics of her collection, and sustainability in her creations.

Vaishali Shadangule

Label - Vaishali S

Founder of her eponymous label, Vaishali Shadangule is known for her fabric compositions. She explores and enhances the quality of textiles to bring design changes with modern aesthetics. She has showcased her collections at the New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Jakarta Fashion Week as well as the Milan Fashion Week. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer discusses her journey, inspiration, and shares some insights about her recent participation in the Milan Fashion Week.

Avi Keswani

LISAA School of Design

Co-founder and Director, LISAA School of Design, Avi Keswani was awarded the Nirbhaya award in 2014 and Bharat Gaurav Samman award for her work and contribution in the field of education. She is also invited as a motivational speaker cum mentor at reputed institutions such as IIM Bangalore, FICCI etc. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, Keswani talks about her journey as well as the virtual and meta world and its pros and cons.

Deepa Dosaja

Label - Deepa Dosaja

A leading fashion designer in Kenya, Deepa Dosaja has been recognised internationally by various organisations. She is a pioneer in premium, sustainable fashion in Africa. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about her journey, inspiration and fashion In Kenya.

Daniel Avakian

Daniel Avakian

Daniel Avakian is an Australian-born and internationally renowned women’s and men’s designer. Known for impeccable tailoring and a contemporary approach to design, Daniel’s designs are carefully curated to anchor the modern customer’s wardrobe. Offering both value and versatility, every piece is designed for people with an eye for quality and detail. He has dressed many Australian and international celebrities and Influencers such as Rita Ora, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Hawkins, Sophie Monk, Mel B, Christie Whelan Browne, Tess Haubrich, and many more. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer discusses about the inspiration behind his collection, Real-Time Fashion, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), and his projects.

Susanne Guldager

Label - La Femme Rousse

La Femme Rousse is a Danish visionary fashion company established in 2019 by Susanne Guldager. The core values that La Femme Rousse represents are originality, recycling and quality. The majority of its styles are produced from recycled textiles such as tablecloths and sheets. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, Guldager discusses her intricate designs and gives insights about the fashion industry in Copenhagen.

Doreen Mashika

Label - Doreen Mashika

Zanzibar-based eponymous label’s designer Doreen Mashika creates breezy, island-appropriate silhouettes inspired by the colours and textiles of her Tanzanian heritage. East African Kanga prints feature prolifically in Mashika’s designs, and most of her elegant pieces are crafted from light fabrics. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about African fashion, sustainability, and her label.

Amanda McCarthy

Label - Leonard Street

Leonard Street is an Australia-based clothing brand by Amanda McCarthy. The pairing of gorgeous illustrations or geometric patterns with chic colour palettes is part of what makes Leonard Street one of Melbourne’s most loved ethical clothing brands. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer discusses about her journey, digital world and Australian fashion Industry.

Olga Kotova

Label - Masha Maria

Masha Maria is an Amsterdam-based brand founded by Olga Kotova. Brand philosophy focuses on upcycling as well as transformation and all the garments are handcrafted, hence unique. Pastel colours are prioritised. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer discusses her journey, collections and shares her forthcoming plans for the label.

Dominic Sondag

Label - s.k. manor hill

s.k. manor hill’s designs are created by its founder Dominic Sondag and are inspired by vintage garments and classic silhouettes from around the world. Conscientious construction and attention to detail are key in each piece of apparel. All items are made in New York City using natural fibre fabrics sourced from Europe and Japan. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer talks about his journey, collections, and shares some style tips for fashion enthusiasts.

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