Fashion Talk

Dominic Sondag

Label - s.k. manor hill

s.k. manor hill’s designs are created by its founder Dominic Sondag and are inspired by vintage garments and classic silhouettes from around the world. Conscientious construction and attention to detail are key in each piece of apparel. All items are made in New York City using natural fibre fabrics sourced from Europe and Japan. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the designer talks about his journey, collections, and shares some style tips for fashion enthusiasts.

Kshitij Jalori

Label - Kshitij Jalori

Cultural confluence of art and architecture through Indian textiles lay the foundation for the label, Kshitij Jalori, the inherent style being the result of its elegant, yet sharp use of elements inspired from various cultures coming together, in an amalgamation of modern and traditional. Deeply rooted in indigenous crafts and techniques, the brand aims to achieve a global appeal with its modern silhouettes—coordinated kurta sets, pantsuits, and structured jackets while also creating classic and traditional sarees, dupattas and lehengas. In a discussion with Fibre2Fashion, the designer talks bridal wear, traditional Indian weaves and product offerings.

Nkwo Onwuka

Label - NKWO

NKWO is an artisanal brand at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement in Nigeria with the conservation of natural resources and the environment as the label’s core values. Its focus on waste reduction has also led to the invention of a ‘new African fabric’ called Dakala Cloth. The clothes are free spirited and nomadic, inspired by the lives of the wandering people of the African deserts and great plains. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, NKWO designer Nkwo Onwuka discusses her journey, brand collection and purpose and shares some advice for aspiring designers.

Purvi Rohit

Label - Not So Pink

Not So Pink is a fashionable western workwear brand by Purvi Rohit that delivers contemporary, yet comfortable apparel and accessories made exclusively for the Indian body type, for them to be the most confident, bold, and classy versions of themselves. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the designer talks about her brand and its purpose and shares her thoughts on evolving Indian fashion.

Salvatore Piccione

Label - Salvatore Piccione

Salvatore Piccione, founder of his eponymous label, is known for his designs that encapsulate the simple vitality, joy, and passion of youth, where enchanting prints in silk and cotton and hand embroidery speak to a world of whimsey, magic, and fairy tales. Designs from his collections have been worn by many renowned celebrities. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the designer reveals his journey, inspirations, and accomplishments.

Sayukta Chawla

Label Sugar

Inspired by the Indian crafts, Label Sugar is a womenswear brand offering timeless bohemian clothing. Striving to create new and contemporary clothing from traditional techniques of weaving, embroideries & sketching, the label sources its textiles from across India and produces locally. Moreover, being a ‘made to order’ brand, helps it to largely minimise its waste since there is no overproduction nor any risk of excess stock going to the landfill. Speaking to Fibre2Fashion, Label Sugar Founder and CEO Sayukta Chawla talks about her inspiration, collections, Indian consumer and future plans.

Runa Ray

Label - Runa Ray

Runa Ray is a fashion designer and environmentalist who uses art as activism to advocate for policy change. She has worked extensively with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Action at the United Nations. Her designs encompass the reduce, reuse and recycle model. Her expertise in the circularity of the fashion industry and zero waste initiatives helps designers, SMEs and MMEs in abating climate change. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the designer discusses sustainable fashion.

Ranu Coleman

Label – Azazie

Azazie is a leading US direct-to-consumer bridal and special occasion dress label founded by Charles Zhong. The brand currently serves one in ten US brides and through its new market launch, customers in the UK are now able to shop hundreds of gowns and bridal party dresses from the comfort of their own home. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, CMO of Azazie Ranu Coleman discusses the brand, its inspiration behind the collection, clientele and suggests some tips for future brides.

George Stander

Label - Leocé

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Leocé is a fashion label created by George Stander. Its main purpose is to give women a one-stop-shop for all their fashion needs. Classic, elegant and stylish, the Leocé collection uses a mix of 100 per cent natural, luxury, and blended fabrics in all its garments. Leocé works closely with artisans to create bespoke and unique prints for each collection with finishing details such as hand-painted buttons and exquisite embroidery. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the designer talks about his journey, inspirations and top fashion trends.

Eda Franci & Seda Aksoy

Label - DCEY

Turkiye’s first and largest rental platform, DCEY, was founded in 2010 by twin sisters Eda Francı and Seda Aksoy who are designers as well. In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, the founders, who have launched their venture in the UK, talk about their venture, renting process and share some styling tips.

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