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Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali

Kalaneca

The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in 2018 as the culmination of the collective dream of twin sisters - Ramya Rao and Kavea R Chavali, inspired by their mother - Lata Rao. Fibre2Fashion spoke to the designer duo to understand the journey of their sari brand. 

Anjali Bhaskar

Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern sensibilities was conceptualised by Anjali Bhaskar during the pandemic induced lockdowns in 2020. Bhaskar shares details on her brand.

Seema Gujral

Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral's designs for her eponymous label revolve around creating ensembles that reflect the beauty of India's traditional crafts with a contemporary touch. Made with excellent quality fabrics, each garment is customised according to the taste and requirements of the bride-to-be. In a chat with Fibre2fashion, the designer discusses the kind of growth her brand has seen in the last 3 years, the USP of her ensembles and future plans from the sustainability angle.

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves

Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label synonymous with the authentic bespoke experience. The designer duo talks about their brand and plans for the future.

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali

Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha & Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts with traditional and  contemporary styles. Designer Megha Kumari talks to Fibre2Fashion about the major achievements of the brand since its launch in 2013, the branding strategies the label implements and the new product categories lined up ahead.

Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani

Designer Suman Nathwani talks about her journey of opening a sleepwear label in India at a time when it was considered taboo, to current times when the brand has spread to all the major cities of India and diversified into resortwear as well, in an interview with Paulami Chatterjee.

Ruma Devi

Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered thousands of rural women in the Barmer region of Rajasthan. Hers is an amazing story of perseverance, drive and talent. She shares it with Meher Castelino.

Sarah Denise Cordery

Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion design, graphics and technical assets for brands, suppliers and start-ups, without the need for agencies or the overheads of an in-house design team. Owner Sarah Denise Cordery discusses fashion design and sustainability.

Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create unique footwear for women. Toor speaks about the footwear market in India, the brand's target audience and the challenges of surviving in the handcrafted niche.

Sweta Agarwal

A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan state in India. The label's taste in clothing is classic, with clean and modern sensibilities in monotones, cutting across the borders and corners of the world. AHW showcased its spring/summer'20 collection Matsutake at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Designer and owner Sweta Agarwal was one of the six designers at the Emerging Designer Collective at NYFW.  Agarwal talks about her experience at an international fashion week and the growing prominence of khadi globally.

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