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Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao


Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second edition. This year's Nayaab will be seeing participation from 19 designers, who will be exhibiting their exclusive capsule collection showcasing the history of textiles and their inspirations. A collection of garments, fabrics and saris will be on display. Curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao shed light on the traditional textiles industry and discuss about their ongoing exhibition with Subir Ghosh

Sonam & Paras Modi


Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning traditional and bridal looks. In conversation with Fibre2Fashion, the designers discuss their latest collection, and changing trends in the bridalwear market.

Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending contemporary silhouettes like capes and crop-tops with intricate details of zardorzi and gotta patti. She gives a twist to traditional indutvas or ethnicwear. Prathyusha Garimella opens up about trends in bridalwear.

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian craftsmanship like dabka and patra work on rich silk, velvet, georgette and soft satin. In conversation with Fibre2Fashion, the designer discloses trends shaping the bridalwear market.

Jay Ramrakhiani

Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away from weaving cotton and started working on fine organza silk. History has it that the fame of Banarasi sarees had long peaked during the Mughal era in the 1600s. Traditional motifs were then combined with Persian designs.

Karan Arora

Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and bespoke designs are what best describe the work of designer Karan Arora. Known to use indigenous skills and traditional fabrics, Karan Arora talks to Fibre2Fashion about the growing demand for bridal couture and design cha

Pranav Mishra


Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its androgynous and bold styling. The duo amalgamate international fashion with traditional tribal embroidery to create contemporary and wearable designs. Pranav Mishra discusses with Fibre2Fashion the trends for Spring/Summer 2016 in men

Judy Frater

Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford Foundation fellowships, she has received an Ashoka Foundation fellowship for developing the Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya. Meher Castelino, in a one-on-one with Judy Frater.

Yash P. Kotak

Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to Meher Castelino about hemp and its future.

Robert Brunner


Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert Brunner, creative director of the emerging USA-based brand shares insights with

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