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Anju Modi

Label Anju Modi

Filmfare Award winner for best costume designer, Anju Modi is inspired by Indian culture and believes in reinventing the antique as per the modern needs. In an interview with Kiran Sahija , the designer shares her thoughts on how timeless Indian textiles are being praised globally.

Sunita Shanker

Label Sunita Shanker

Inspired by the rich traditional crafts of India, Sunita Shanker’s work is a unique interpretation of style that combines both fashion and tradition seamlessly. In an interview with ,Kiran Sahija the designer reveals her inspiration behind her collections, the way she finds consumer choices shifting and the upcoming trends in the fashion industry.

Reynu Taandon

Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Renowned womenswear designer Reynu Taandon has been serving the fashion industry for more than two decades. In an interview with ,Kiran Sahija she shares her views on sticking to her niche of hand-crafted designs keeping her collections classic yet fashionable.

Raghavendra Rathore

Label Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur

Being one of the first designers to use the "Brand India" positioning for a fashion company, Raghavendra Rathore is an expert in reviving heritage clothing. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, the designer shares his fascination with the “bandhgala”--synonymous with his  label, current trends in men’s formalwear and future goals.

Gavin Miguel

Label Gavin Miguel

Acclaimed fashion designer Gavin Miguel is known for his couture collection globally as well as his designer pieces for Bollywood celebs. In a conversation with Kiran Sahija, Miguel shares his thoughts on what intrigues him about the Indian fashion industry and the design inspiration behind his collections.

Abhishek Agarwal

Purple Style Labs

Late Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, is known for his minimalistic collection, activism for social causes, the environment, and gay rights. In 2014, the government of India had conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. Mumbai-based Purple Style Labs Pvt Ltd (PSL), that operates several luxury fashions brands, has acquired the eponymous label of Rodricks. In an interview with Kiran Sahija, Abhishek Agrawal, CEO and Founder, Purple Style Labs, on behalf of the late designer, shares his thoughts on maintaining the signature style of the label.

Gaurang Shah

Label Gaurang Shah

Hyderabad based designer Gaurang Shah, has been traversing the country for the last 20 years, and invigorating the weaving traditions of India. His work spreads across 16 states, engaging 7000 weavers, craftspeople and others in ancillary trades. In a chat with Kiran Sahija, Shah speaks about his design inspirations and the brand’s success mantra--the newness he tries to bring into the jamdani weaves through inventive interpretation in fabrics, texture, and colour.

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma

Six Yard Story

Six Yard Story is a premium artisanal brand with a focus to bring handloom saris back in vogue. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the founders Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma, discuss their fascinating story of leaving their corporate lives behind and starting a sari brand with the central idea of empowering weavers and reviving slow fashion movement.

Archana Jaju

Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans from 17 different clusters across India to come up with classic handcrafted wears for men and women. Jaju talks about her brand and more.

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini

La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori founded by Vidur Adlakha and Riccardo Benidini promises art that synthesises comfort, luxury, craftsmanship, sustainability, and design. In a chat with Paulami Chatterjee, the founders speak about the inspiration behind the brand.

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