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Designer Watch

Johnny Cirillo

Watching NewYork

Johnny Cirillo, renowned for his candid photography in the streets of New York, catches people who experiment with fashion, have bold styles, and want to inspire more people with their style. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, he shares his thoughts on noticeable trends and memorable encounters while approaching for a capture.

Mae Geri

Label - Minuit Wear

France-based loungewear brand designer, Mae Geri, is known for her chic collection with refined cuts, vibrant colours, and expressive details. Minuit wear label is a true inspiration that journeys through time, destinations, and artisanal crafts. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer reveals her inspiration behind her collections and her approach towards sustainability.

Barbara Biosah

Label - Dumebi

Label DUMEBI is a luxury womenswear brand specialising in unconventional detailed exotic clothing, shoes, and accessories. Founder Barbara Biosah, along with her highly skilled team, mixes inspirations from Africa with western silhouettes hand-made in her atelier in London and Paris. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer reveals about her inspirations for her designs and shares some tips for basic wardrobe-essentials.

Marylin Fitoussi

Netflix Show - Emily In Paris

Netflix’s renowned show Emily in Paris’s costume designer Marylin Fitoussi is known for depicting stories through character’s outfits and styling. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer discusses French culture as well as current trends and style suggestions for a basic day.  

DR. M.M Kariappa

Vogue Institute of Art and design

Dr. MM Kariappa started Vogue Institute of Art & Design in the year 1996, with merely 4 students, without having any financial backing or experience in the fashion industry. In the year 1999, Vogue became the first design school in the country to be affiliated to Bangalore University in offering undergraduate degree courses in Fashion and Apparel Design (BSc. FAD). In an interview with Kiran Sahija, Kariappa shares his thoughts on metaverse and the importance of augmented reality. 

Katie Gallagher

Label - Katie Gallagher

An internationally recognised American fashion designer, Katie Gallagher’s collections have been celebrated by Vogue, The Cut, Elle, Glamour, Refinery 29, W, Interview and Nylon, among many others, for her attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and creativity. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer expresses her love for New York and shares her thoughts on upcoming trends.

Gauri Verma

Label - The Jodi Life

THE JODI LIFE is an Indian fashion label that creates ready-to-wear for women and men, as well as a variety of accessories in bright colours and graphic motifs. In an Interview with Kiran Sahija, co-founder Gauri Verma discusses the inspiration for collections, cultural representation and gender-fluid fashion.

Ester Kubisz

Label - Ester Kubisz

Ester Kubisz, a London-based designer and founder of her eponymous label, is known for her high-end, gender-fluid collection. Kubisz’s collections have won several awards, such as Best Garment Design at Mercedes Benz FW, Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch and were highlighted at London Fashion Week as well as internationally. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer shares her thoughts on fashion in current times v/s now, insights on challenges faced as a fashion designer, and suggests wardrobe staples for fashion enthusiasts. 

Sujata & Taniya Biswas

Suta

Founded by Sujata and Taniya Biswas, Suta is a humble brand which works with weavers from all over India and creates handwoven and handcrafted products. Kiran Sahija spoke to the founders to learn about their respective backgrounds, what inspired them create the brand, and vision for the label for the upcoming years.

Ritu Kumar

Label - Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar is the most respected designerwear brand in India renowned for its distinctive use of colours, quality of fabrics, intricate embroideries, and a gloriously rich Indian aesthetic. Kiran Sahija spoke to the designer to understand her illustrious journey in the world of fashion, the challenges of being part of Indian fashion and the biggest changes she foresees as a result of the pandemic.

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