While there are hundreds of cloth varieties available in the fashion sphere with some being the most experimental creations of the designers dream, the specialty that handlooms hold is unrivaled to anything else as the exquisite grace is deeply entrenched in every weave of that textile. In love with the easy breezy handlooms that mark the pure Indian elegance, some designers dedicated their lives to come up with the brilliant handloom creations that subsequently help the livelihood of the weavers pertaining to various rural places through supporting the crafts and craftsmanship.
Abraham & Thakore
A dynamic range of costumes in earthy tones with the splashes of bold color highlights makes Abraham & Thakore collection standout from the others. Their unusual collection is sophisticated, wearable and goes perfect with the modern women.
The application of contemporary silhouette structure to the indigenous fabrics including linen, ikkat and more made the designer Rahul Mishra enliven his dream of widening the reach of the Indian looms way far. His panache of dealing with the attire almost holds the magic that can make any ensemble a coveted one.
The mighty androgynous silhouettes or a heavy chunk of traditional looks, one can unleash the profound layers of handloom in style through LataSita which has opted the quirky button on its side for the women who tends to show up her unique tone to the world.
Payal Khadwala creations made out of bold colors promises the vibes of embodying them is the pleasure one can make. From raw silk lungi dresses to the instant love evoking vibrant color combo skirts and shirts, the designer’s mastery lies in breaking away the monotony of handlooms with her choice of super hot color palette.
Anitha Dongre with her forte to offer ethereal garments from the ‘Grassroots’ brand brought a revolutionary change in the way of thinking about handlooms. Despite of the fabric being handlooms, the classic silhouettes and cuts of the attire challenges super iconic garments in the market retailed for hefty amount.
Born in Rourkela in Odisha, Bibhu Mohapatra is a New York based fashion designer with his creations featured in many renowned magazines including Forbes and Wall Street Journal. His igniting creativity and fascination for fashion made him reign the fashion sphere and today he is a promising designer for people those who are on the outlook to wear the petals of luxury on the name of women’s wear. Presenting his love for fashion through the prêt and couture at various boutiques across the globe, Mohapatra didn’t just build his eponymous label ‘Bibhu Mohapatra, Purple Lable’ but an empire that process the requests of elite community of all over the world.
His representation of sensitive styles and sophisticated prints over a variety of floor length gowns, dresses and party wear speaks how much he is smitten by the discarded drawings and elements of Bauhaus, an art school based in Germany. He says he’s a designer rooted with emotions and his attachment towards the materials, designs and creativity makes him work out things until they get right.
He has become one of the most sough-after designers by celebrities who have dozens of events to carry off their style. Having Michelle Obama among his ever growing clientele list, Mohapatra is visited often by a number of Hollywood and Bollywood celebs including Frieda Pinto, Emmy Rossum, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and more. Check out Bibhu Mohapatra dresses and more here below:
Anamika Khanna label is a game changer in the fashion industry. Being the most-sought after designer of many celebrities, Anamika believes in the confluence of best of Indian textiles with fashionable western silhouettes and cuts. Her grip on subtle color palette and the fusion of western sensibilities to the Indian textiles made her flourish in the fashion industry.
She is the first female Indian fashion designer to exhibit her noteworthy collection at the Paris Fashion Week and the first Indian designer to have an international label called Ana Mika. She was awarded with various popular awards for her work that represented the beauty of India through the internationally acclaimed contours. Her name tops the designers list of those who thrived to reinvent the Indian ethnic wear that is desired to meet the pulse of this fashion generation. The results are outstanding – long capes, open-front jackets, draped skirts, dhoti pants, capes and lot more unpuzzled the serious case of future fashion.
Why Anamika Khanna is the designer of many celebrities?
As celebrities are synonymous to the latest fashion trends and tend to keep up with the spirit of ongoing trends, they always look for something unique to keep them elevated in the highly celebrated media world. As Anamika creations goes aptly with different occasions and gives the cutting edge appearance, divas like Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and many others likely pick up Anamika designs quite often. Her extravagant creations are regularly seen wearing by celebrities at television shows, audio launch events, movie promotions events, birthday bashes, festive ceremonies etc.
The love of both Indian and western wear when mashed up in a dedicatedly classic way, the incarnation of fusion wear gets started. Started slowly with some down the line fame, the indo-western outfits have become fashionistas language in dispensing out their love for quirkiness. As fusion wear can satiate the tastes of both the caders of the Indian women- women prefer to opt traditional wear and women tend to wear western attire, they are seen everywhere else in the urban places of India.
If you’ve already fallen in love with the fusion wear, let’s peek into a list of the designers who are governing the fusion wear with their flair for de-tangling artistic threads.
RuVya by Ruchika And Divya
Fusion wear by RuVya is something close to everyone as meticulously crafted cuts and patterns make you strike some flash with the earthy tones. The designers offbeat take on underrated colors and unique designs made them most sort after designers in India while on the outlook for some simple, divergent and classy ensembles.
Sophisticated designs that are bound to give an edgy look is what all about Natasha J creations. From the choice of bold colors to adding some high Indian traits are a few points allowing the label stand big in the Indian market slated with ‘designers unlimited’.
Ikai by Ragini Ahuja is the label you can stumble up on when your mind relentlessly wants to invite a heavy dose of western vibes that has Indian touch. Doused with stripes, florals, geometric prints and with a lot of buzz creating exotic designs, Ikai serves you modern Indian attire on a western platter.
Contemporary silhouettes that are infused with the true Indian spirit echo your inner voice of being bold and it is all what Payal Sighal label stands for. From sarees to dresses and tunics, Payal Singhal clothing range is a best suit for discerning fashionistas who can savor on rustic Indian flavors of attire.
Forget about the fusion wear list if it’s not wrapped Anita Dongre, as the reigning queen of India with her unique taste of combining both Indian and western sensibilities stamped an indelible mark in the hearts of the costume lovers. She is the first choice of celebs looking to slay off with the style. Her eclectic creations are wardrobe favourites and have become staples for modern Indian women who wants a package of comfort, style and demure in one pick.
A wardrobe that’s inundating with the heavy flow of the piled up salwar suits may lose to one single suit that’s poising the trend, class and tradition equally and this instance might be every girl’s nightmare as no girl ever want her fashion to curl down but what if you are thrown back in the style parade for the same old traditional story you are making? Think like a style pro and create a wardrobe mashup or here is a clue to manifest the celebrity look with one single trick under your sleeve- get the heavy dupatta to fix all the fashion errors you have been doing.
One single dupatta from Benarasi, Chanderi or Ikat family can defeat hundred conservative salwar suits lined for a regal fight with their innate grace and sophisticated appearance. Clasp it with a pair of plain kurta and straight cut trousers or derive the most of its look by teaming up it with chanderi kurta and trousers and who did say it can’t be worn with something different? So boost your experimental senses to create a buzzing look for yourself.
Joining the fact are many Bollywood celebs and prominent personalities of the film industry. Look how graceful Aishwarya Rai Bachan is in an elegantly crafted salwar suit from the Sabyasachi magical collection or check out how fashion designer Mamatha Tulluri weaved out the perfect looks with benarasi dupattas right below here. Also get through how Sonam Kapoor in Gaurang Shah Collection that has benarasi dupatta and floor length anarkali is totally looking ethnic and eye feasting.
The Indian Couture Week 2016 which took place at the newly revamped bekanar’s house in Delhi is reminiscent to a fabled dynasty where kings and queens from different countries are presenting themselves in the unprecedented royal attire. However, this royal game is a united creation by eminent fashion masters of India including Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Anita Dongre, Rahul Mishra, Manav Gangwan and Anamika Khanna.
With Deepika Padukone as the show stopper and Fawad Khan as the show opener, Manish Malhotra presented his ‘The Persian Story’ designs collection that lets us feel the spirit of Iranian culture and transports to the land of Persia for a while. When everything is enthralling in his creations from intricate embroideries to the grand colors, Deepika is bound to capture everyone’s eyes with her imperial lehenga that has been paired up with a drop shoulder blouse.
Kangana Ranaut relived in her renowned film name ‘Queen’ one more time as she walked for creative silhouettes master Manav Gangwani. He put before the audience some thrill and aesthetic through the collection ‘Begum-e-Jannat’ that have the fusion of heavy embroideries and mirror works.
While Romantic ivory hues weighing heavy embroidery designs from Anamika Khanna made the runway to start sizzle up, Sonam Kapoor looked like a soothing painting in the show front row as she picked one ensemble from Anamika’s latest collection.
Drawn by Russian aristocracy and Netflix series ‘Tudors’, Rohit Bal came up with a collection named ‘Kehkashan’, in which the commanding white, black and red colored attire married the opulent florals designs and bold patterns.
Holding various dimensions of luxury, this show has also witnessed the signature bridal collection from Anita Dongre too.
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With her collection seen stirring buzz everywhere with the melody comes out from the divine combination of the Indian spirit and modern sensibilities, here comes our turn to embrace the joy of finding something extra-ordinary of this season by Anita Dongre, it could be the sparkling collection or day to day life eco collection.
Having her eponymous label on one-side that channels the rich imperial bridal and grooms collection, she called out for Grassroots from the flip side of her heart which is emphasized on eco-friendly collection. Giving equal priority to both the facets of fashion; traditional and western, Anita Dongre is one designer brilliantly poising the two exquisite worlds of glitter and subtle with her ever increasing flair for fashion.
Into Anita Dongre’s pret and couture
Saying bye bye to the heavy weighing lehengas that could sup a bridal’s energy in the big day, Anita Dongre’s irresistible bridal collection has the tenet to make a bride look beautiful and alluring while without making her feel messy. Anita opts for rich embroidery like gotapatti, free flowing clear colors and simple self detailing and textures. She makes classic choices that are fashionable and traditional as well.
Into Anita Dongre’s sustainable clothing
Anita Dongre’s Grassroots brings the collection from artisans residing somewhere across the rural places at Jaipur. Each and every piece available at Grassroots gives us the definition of the purest material and the brand has also been reckoned as one of the long life having sustainable fashion label by the fashion critics. This brand is synonymous to the purest of khadis, linens and all other handlooms.