There’s no better time to start a romantic adventure called ‘Wedding’ than on a lovely Spring day, with its clear blue skies, fresh smells of nature and a promise of a new beginning. A modern Spring Bride’s dream trousseau is an amalgamation of colour, sparkle, texture and liveliness. We at Suhani Pittie are making her dreams come true with our latest collection ‘Sunshine Bride’, a finely crafted edit of vibrant wedding jewels to make her big day even more exciting.
Inspired by the warm & refreshing spring sun rays, the jewellery in the collection has an airy palette and a playful movement, making them comfortable to wear. Using precious stones like rubies and emeralds to mirror the springtime radiance and simplistic silhouettes to emphasise the contemporary outlook of the bride, the jewels spell bridal glamour with a fresh fashionable edge.
Intricate necklaces for the traditional pheras, tastefully embellished ear cuffs for the Mehendi, dainty nose pins for the Engagement ceremony (or) unique maangtikas and anklets for the Sangeet party; the collection has something for every need of the bride and for any kind of a wedding ritual. Each piece in the collection can be described as versatile and vivacious just like the Spring Bride herself!
The collection is priced starting Rs.2600 to Rs.35000
Describe your label with its Signature style : Shilpa Reddy finds her métier in understated glamour. Her muse, the modern empowered Indian women, is a blend of homegrown cultural roots as she is of global exposure. Shilpa Reddy’s label hence marries cultural foundation with modern interpretation.
Applying innovative techniques to cultural forms, reinventing cultural embellishment and embroideries, the label brings a new dimension to Indian bridal and trousseau wear. Sophisticated cuts, clean structure, premium fabrics, impeccable fit and finish are cornerstones of Shilpa Reddy’s designs.
Who are your real customers : Someone who understands good fit and finish and values it.
What inspires you in design : I feel everything around us inspires us in some or the other way.
Style Icon : Well I can’t pick one; I feel everyone is unique in their own.
Best Fashion Memory : Most definitely it has to be the show in Paris, on top of the Eiffel Tower, I think is the best moment till now.
Piece of fashion you wish you had introduced in this world: Making fitness fashionable.
Your favorite shopping Place : Madison Avenue in New York to the Goa market flea.
Your favorite Brand/Designer and why : There are many designers I love and the uniqueness they bring to design and when it comes to brand I pick the one which portrays my personality.
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : As a designer I love dressing up everyone. I find it challenging as well as exciting to dress people with different personality and different body type.
Favorite style from a movie : Jodha Akbar
Colors you can die for : Every shade of Green.
Fashion tip for others : Fashion for me is not following trends blindly but to learn how to pick what suits you the best and combining it in a way, which enhances your personality.
Describe your label with its Signature style : Label Kaleido is a high-end couture fashion label. Its design aesthetics are a interesting juxtaposition of contrasting elements, mix&match of eclectic colours, whimsical hand-embroidery and embellishments. Contemporary Designs & Unconventional embellishments are Kaleido’s Signature Style.
Who are your real customers : Label Kaleido is for fashion followers who wish to celebrate style and luxury. My clients are confident, have an attitude and can carry an edge between exaggerated innovative designs yet wearable sensuous. She knows her image and what she wants.
What inspires you in design : Kaleido is inspired from “Kaleidoscope” & all the beautiful forms, patterns & intricate details that it creates . Mix-Match, quirky unconventional use of elements, colors & an edge between feminity & boldness are some elements that inspires my design sensibility.
Style Icon : Carrie- Bradshaw
Best Fashion Memory : An edgy piece from Dark Romanticism that I created in College. It was a leather two layered peplum skirt with Skulls Studded on one layer and grunge metallic half zipper on bottom layer. Paired with an Structured Corset pencil fit dress.
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world : Leather Jackets
Your Favorite Shopping Place: Designer label : Sheike from Australia Brands like : Chica booti. I am fond of accessories, so its definetly Lovisa, E-quip & Colette
Your favorite Brands / Designers and why : Alexander Mcqueen : Because of his Dramatic Esthetics and how he pushed fashion to a different extreme. Delpozo : Attractive ColourStory and the quirky couture detailing Amit Agrawal / Gaurav Gupta : The Dichotomy between the bold edge and Indian feminity this both designers have in their Designing Style is so beautiful.
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : Miley Cyrus
Favourite style from a movie : Samantha wores does power dressing with bold red and 80s shoulder pads, spiked like an armour .
Colors you can die for : My personal favorite is White but I love designing with Fuschia pink, Scarlet Red, Wines and Plums
Fashion Tips for others : Wear your personality, style according to your image. Don’t run after big-brands and trends which are just currently in fashion.
Describe your label with its Signature style :Steal Noire is an expertise in high end pret line with great variety and immense options available for teens! It is fresh, trendy and sexy label. Silhouettes are sexy and very distinctive. Catering to corsets and garments derived from lingerie in major parts of the world we are trying to make a mark in India for the Bold and youthful customers. It’s a concept which displays holiday, cruise and boho collections for hippy souls and even apt for travellers. 🙂
Who are your real customers : My real customers are teens, people who are Bold and experimental enough for making a statement. The ones who understands the crafts and value the craftsmanship behind the high end finished goods. Some of our recent features includes Tarana Lalwani, Shamata Anchan , Rajshree Ojha, Akanksha Redhu, Aashima Gandhi, Nidhi Rajain, Shynee Narang, Kritika Awasthi & Alexandra Martinez. 😀
What inspires you in design :Everything. Specially the silhouette of a woman.
Style Icon :May be Gigi Hadid for now. ♥
Best Fashion Memory :Yet to come.
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world :Ahh CORSETS! ♥♥♥
Your Favorite Shopping Place:Zara.
Your favorite Brands / Designers and why :Many. I like Popcherry Australia, Zara, Pauw , Malia Mills .. there are many. I like these brands for their distinctive features and style ideas for very respective customers. They don’t cater to all. Except for few like Zara. 😎
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday :Lisa Haydon
Favourite style from a movie :Obviously, Anne Hathaway from “Devil Wears Prada” movie. Everything she wore was a dream.
Colors you can die for :Nope. Neutrals. Noire
Fashion Tips for others : Keep it yours. Something which defines you.
Describe your label with its Signature style : Anōme targets breaking the uniform rules. Weddings, post wedding dinners, meetings, there is no stage clothes you need for these important events. Anome’s signature style has to be the versatility. Every outfit of ours can be worn in two ways minimum, in short there is something attachable and detachable about most of our outfits!
Who are your real customers : Who don’t find the need to go cliché on every occasion!
What inspires you in design : Fabrication, the way any simple garment can be made into something complex and beautiful.
Style Icon : Leighton Meester
Best Fashion Memory : Coming from a non-design background, my best fashion memory has to be when my diary scribbling (rather call it graffiti), was identified as a prospective design.
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world : Has to be the architectural style of outfits. Illusioned pieces of art by Gaurav Gupta being one of them.
Your Favorite Shopping Place : Has to be the street markets around the world. You never know what can surprise you!
Your favorite Brands / Designers and why:
Shantanu & Nikhil- Contemporary and so against the so called trends.
Elie Saab- What calligraphy of fabrics.
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : Leighton Meester
Favourite style from a movie : All time classic- Carrie Bradshaw- SATC 2 not 1.
Colors you can die for : Orange, Lime green and did I mention royal purple?
Fashion Tips for others : Safe or Experimental, life is too short to wear boring clothes.
Describe your label with its Signature style : I KNOW’s designs are inspired by the unexpected. We look at fashion design as an art form and enjoy working with different fabrics, style lines and concepts. A tapestry of varied cultural references infused with urbane existence plays a key role in our collections with which we have combined natural affinity to line and shape. Working on drafts we have used synthesis of self-developed pattern making techniques to create distinct silhouettes. The challenge of harmonizing a line based design philosophy with the curves of the body is a constant in all our collections.
Who are your real customers : I Know is a lifestyle brand, which caters to every man’s and woman’s fashion need. So our real customers are out there who are ready to experiment with their daily style and leave a mark of their presence in their own society. We at I Know update ourselves with every fashion, trend and color forecast and try to incorporate them in our collection to deliver the latest fashion to our customers. But what inspires us the most is the willingness of the customers to adapt to the fashion. At times, we think some trend would not work in Indian society but it is a delight to the eyes when we see people carrying it so well.
Style Icon : Every person be it a movie celebrity, blogger, stylist, designer or any active social person who carries fashion the way it demands is a style icon for us. It could be a facebook friend too.
Best Fashion Memory : Best fashion memory was to walk the Lakme Fashion Week ramp as the Gen-Next Designer.
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world : Denims.
Your Favorite Shopping Place : Today world is on the web. Every fad hits the online market much before the offline stores. So I personally shop a lot online.
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : Malaika Arora Khan just for the fact that she can dare to carry anything and Kareena Kapoor Khan for the fact that she looks the best in everything that she wears.
Favourite style from a movie : Can’t think of any favorites.
Describe your label with its Signature style : Co-founded by designer friends Karan Berry and Leon Vaz, Karleo was an idea that came from the likeness in their design sensibilities and the synchrony that they found between their work, when working together on certain projects. They both had the idea of combining the rich aesthetics of Indian culture with a western approach to design. And that led to creating pieces that offered an Indian clientele the same quality and design standards that are upheld by leading international couture labels.
With the idea of creating outfits for special occasions, the design philosophy at Karleo is that of contrasts—taking simple pieces of clothing or elements from our day-to-day lives and lending them an exclusive definition through rich textures, embroidery and detailing of various kinds. Drawing inspiration from things that are taken for granted, Karelo’s designs reflect a renewed perspective. The garments juxtapose opposing elements, seamlessly blended to create a kind of harmony that liberates them from the confines of the obvious.
At Karleo, trends are not followed blindly. Each garment has a personality of its own, which draws heavily from the personality of its wearer. Karleo’s clients are treated as a part of the creation process. Their ideas and personal vision for outfits for their special occasions are as important to the designers as the quality of the craftsmanship that constructs the outfits.
Karleo is a brand that gives you couture and ready-to-wear garments made with the same attention to detail as any red-carpet gown worn by a celebrity and it is that very attention to detail that is carried forward and observed in the service that the brand provides to each of its customers.
Who are your real customers : Couture and ready-to-wear western eveningwear for women of ages 16 to 60, who desire a special outfit for a special occasion like a wedding or red-carpet event
▪ Garments that reflect the personality of the wearer, with a wide range of silhouettes and detailing that is intricate and exclusive.
What inspires you in design : Karleo is a brand that gives you couture and ready-to-wear garments made with the same attention to detail as any red-carpet gown worn by a celebrity and it is that very attention to detail that is carried forward and observed in the service that the brand provides to each of its customers.
Style Icon : Sonam Kapoor
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world : Corsets
Your Favorite Shopping Place : Beirut
Your favorite Brands / Designers and why : Sabyasachi because he is original
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : Sonam Kapoor
Favourite style from a movie : Gowns
Colors you can die for : Slate and White
Fashion Tips for others : Don’t be afraid to try new things
Tell us about yourself :My name is Chanel Joan Elkayam. I am 19 years old and own the womenswear label called Chanel Joan Elkayam – CJE. I am currently a Womenswear first year BA student at Central Saint Martins – University Of The Arts London (The worlds leading university for fashion). I am based in both London and Manchester (UK) however my collections are sold globally.
Tell us about your label and what actually led you to start your own label : My interest in fashion began at a very early age. My mother says that as a baby I was fascinated by materials. Over the years I was self taught in making clothes.
I always wanted to have my own label and I thought that I needed to wait until I achieve a degree in fashion design. However, my mum encouraged me and told me that there was no need to wait for a formal education and I could start whenever I felt ready. When I was 16 years old I launched my own label and first collection.
My first collection was showcased in Manchester, where I received positive feedback from the public, press and media.
Shortly after that I was invited to showcase a collection in Manchester Fashion Week where I received a standing ovation from the entire audience.
Later in the year I was awarded The Young Designer Of The Year UK 2015.
This lead to a further invitation from Paris Fashion Week.
My “Femme Royale” AW16 collection was first shown in Paris Fashion Week, March 2016. This collection was inspired by royalty from the 1800’s.
At the time I was 18 years old and that made me the youngest designer in fashion history to have showcased a collection at Paris Fashion Week.
I was recently invited to showcase a collection in New York Fashion Week, this meant that I was again the youngest designer in fashion history to showcase in New York Fashion Week.
My SS17 collection is called “Solo flight” which was inspired by Edna Gardner Whyte’s quote: ““Just watch, all of you. I’ll show you what a woman can do… I’ll go across the country; I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.”
During New York Fashion Week, I was awarded the International Designer Of The Year 2016 by the New York Fashion Awards. I was told that I was nominated for this award by prestigious fashion industry professionals. I am greatly appreciating their recognition of my work.
Who are your customers :My label is aimed to empower women of all ages and tastes. My customer is the modern woman who is sophisticated, time-less and elegant.
Describe your label and its signature style : Looking through my mother’s wardrobe as a child unearthed my ideas of inventive cuts, clean lines, slender silhouettes and sensual fabrics that today have contributed to my signature wearable-couture aesthetic.
I create bold, elegant clothing for the sophisticated modern woman. I choose the fabrics in order to create a sense of movement and fluidity throughout my collections, punctuated by structural tailoring that evoke an element of power, seduction and elegance outside of the traditionally masculine context with pleats, embellishments and slit sleeves. I embroider and embellish my designs by hand using Swarovski crystals and Swarovski beads.
Who are your style icons : My style icons at the moment would be Angelina Jolie, Kate Middleton and Emma Watson. They are elegant, sophisticated and powerful women which I wish to dress one day in the near future.
What is your advice for others : To keep following your dreams! There is no such thing as “impossible”. When you really want something, you can make it happen. Don’t think out of the box, just think that there is no box!
image sources : Agatha Tomaszewska, Seks Wilson, Lisa Gee, Georgina Martins, Emma Carney, Charles Davis
Describe your label with its Signature style : Earth hues is all about nature and simplicity and just one of a kind.
Who are your real customers : Everybody who loves nature and want to feel close to it and who appreciate and love naturally dyed clothing and accessories.
What inspires you in design : The beauty of nature in my surroundings in their raw, purest and untouched form inspires me. I find spiritual bliss in nature and that is what that keeps me dedicated towards my work. Each piece I make is an exploration of color, design, technique and texture and is just one of its kind.
Style Icon : Audrey Hepburn… A stunning dark hair beauty with a radiant smile and her affinity for delicate and feminine gowns. She could carry anything beautifully.
Best Fashion Memory : Being acknowledged and appreciated by people for my concept of using natural dyes and going organic..
Piece of fashion you wish you have introduced in this world : Scarves because I feel that’s the best accessory to complement any outfit.
Your Favorite Shopping Place : Anywhere and everywhere where I can find my kind of style or anything creative and interesting which appeals me.
Your favorite Brands / Designers and why : Sabyasachi Mukherjee because his designs are traditional, elegant and timeless.
Which celebrity or person would you love to design someday : I would love to style everybody who is not restrictive and stubborn.
Favorite style from a movie : I still remember that iconic scene from the movie “And God Created Woman” where Brigitte Bardot dances proactively in a high split skirt. She looked so confident and comfortable.
Colors you can die for : All natural colors. I just love their essence.
Fashion Tips for others : Feel Free. Feel loved. Be Natural. Be Yourself.