Sailesh Singhania Label
The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and apparel with a unique sense of aesthetics for discerning customers through the formation of the Sailesh Singhania Design House. The label works with 700 handloom weavers throughout the year and supports 22 different clusters including Pochampally, Gadwal, Uppada, Kota, Pranpur and many more. Fibre2Fashion spoke to fashion designer and owner Sailesh Singhania about how handlooms stood the test of time and his long association with handwoven sarees.
Tahweave & Garo
Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand, and Tahweave, a hand-crafted clothing brand that deals with everyday chic yet casual womenswear. Garo is a luxury brand for women using heritage textiles and handcrafted techniques in remote parts of India with a contemporary vision, while Tahweave contributes towards building a range of affordable and comfortable organic clothing suitable for a tropical country like India. Tantia spoke to Fibre2Fashion about organic clothing, working with weavers, and her plans for both the brands.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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.