She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and became that archetypal housewife with two tinytots in tow. And then, she took stock of things. Her interest and passion for natural fibres steered her into the world of textiles. As one thing led to another, the craft-based fashion label and the designer herself became alter egos of each other. As she steps into her 30th year in the profession, Madhu Jain talks about weavers, ikat and the sojourn this far with Meher Castelino
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.
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’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.
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, whi
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
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
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.