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Sneha Arora

Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, started her eponymous label in 2011 and later launched it nationally at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012. Since then, the Sneha Arora, the label, has been a regular at the Fashion Week in Mumbai. The label's DNA lies in telling stories through clothes that have a lady-like twist to masculine silhouettes. Designer Sneha Arora chats about the metamorphosis of Indian fashion, latest collections and the menswear range to be launched soon.

Aneeth Arora

Péro

The Woolmark Company has partnered with handmade fashion label Péro and Kullu-based wool weavers' cooperative Bhuttico to create a unique #FarmToFashion collection.  Designer Aneeth Arora talks  about the inspiration behind the collection and the collaboration with The Woolmark Company.

Seema Agrawal

Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online store for artisanal handlooms and handcrafted art. The brand handpicks the best from the finest hand and curates classic and traditional handloom sarees in pure fabric reflecting the diverse Indian weaves and styles. Fibre2Fashion spoke to co-founder Seema Agrawal to understand the company's journey and the ebbs and flows of the Indian handloom niche.

Joe Ikareth

Joe Ikareth

Joe Ikareth has a rock-solid fashion and textiles background, which he has used to create not only unconventional fashion-clothing but also apparel for the differently-abled. An ace at garment construction, it is this knowledge that has made him an expert in not only creating costumes for stage productions, but also apparel that people with physical disabilities would be confident to wear. Ikareth outlines his journey in an interview with Meher Castelino

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves

SS Homme

SS Homme celebrates the craft of traditional tailoring through the bespoke process while providing customers affordable luxury. The brand provides a transformational experience, where each suit is hand-cut and then sewn together according to requirements. Founders Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves share insights about the evolving menswear and bespoke markets in India.

Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh

Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh has used Tencel to create an all new collection that will be unveiled on the Sustainable Fashion Day on August 23, during the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018. He talks to Meher Castelino about the crafting of this unique line of garments.

Varsha Wadhwa

VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since 1873, Varsha Wadhwa's dream was to follow her passions and create something of her own some day. Armed with a foundation in art and design from London College of Fashion and fashion design from Istituto Marangoni, Milan, she  came back to India to launch her own luxury brand  VW.  Her demi-couture womenswear line exudes her personality and love for all things vintage and timeless.  Wadhwa gets chatty about her sustainable prêt-line and shares future plans for her label in an interview with Fibre2Fashion.

Chandani Sahi

By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by Chandni Sahi. Applique embroidery is the main element of the designs. Sahi aims to cater to women who love their comfort but yet look stylish in easy to wear designs through her label.

Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by Indian art forms and presenting their collections with a contemporary outlook. Here they speak about their inspirations and plans.

Priya Somaiya

Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail launch. The brand is an outcome of the Usha Silai schools, a community-based initiative that reaches out to women in remote villages across the country. Priya Somaiya, executive director of Usha Social Services (USS), who heads the Usha Silai initiative, shares the story of the USS with Meher Castelino.

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