Interview with Designer Indu Vishwanath Singh

“The charm exuding royal textiles of India which are known to be as our pride, neither go out of the fashion nor come in. In love with those indelible textiles of India, we started turning out ourselves as revivalists and are aiming to bring back the same class and style which was there during the time of Mughals and royal India,” says designer Indu Vishwanath Singh. Know more about her label ‘Indu’, her interests and her dreams right here…..


1. Could you please tell us something about yourself?

“I’m Indu Vishwanath Singh and our label Indu is specialized in offering royal textiles across Mumbai and Hyderabad with the production unit at Mumbai. We offer customized bridal wear and trousseau for both men and women and our endeavour is to revive the forget-me-not textiles of South Indian silks like Bangalore silks, Mysore silks and more that are known in turning India, a royal India.”

2. Who/what inspired you to come into this field?

My inspiration to become a fashion designer has its roots back to my childhood as I started learning fine arts since the age of 3 and my mentor’s impact who’s a background and fashion designer has always been there on me. Alongside these, the most celebrated painter of India, Raja Ravi Varma, who incorporated a variety of Indian textiles into his paintings, has hugely inspired me to research over Indian textiles and to become a fashion designer.

3. Share something about your background…

Born and brought up at Dubai, I came to Pune, India to pursue my studies in fashion designing and successfully graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). Thereafter, I luckily got the chance to work with India’s most popular designers Manish Malhotra and Rocky S from whom I’ve garnered some imperative and radical fashion designing principles.

4. What were the problems you confronted as a budding fashion designer?

It’s not as simple surviving in the fashion industry as everyone thinks, it takes a lot of hard work to get through. Problems generally pop up related to technical or textile. Outright, it’s not about getting problems but how to come out twists the entire game.

5. How do you stay upto date to trends? 

In this fast paced technology evolution world, not just about raging trends but getting information about anything has become much easier. We can check out things as swift as we want to. For the label Indu, More than running after trends, retaining the same classic look which was there during the times of Mughals and royal India is imperative and we work towards reviving the classical collection of India without losing its originality.

6. Would you like share any tip that you had received from a designer? 

While I was interning with fashion designer Anudh Sharma, I learnt many things as a fashion designer in the making. I got a pearl of speech that “fashion is not just a glam world and what all it takes to become a good fashion designer is hardwork”, I can always remember this…

7. Which designer’s collection catches your attention? 

There are couple of designers I would say whose designs are really impressive and inspiration worthy. While working with Manish Malhotra, I had a clear picture of how much he love designing and how aesthetically he pulls off brilliant creations. You can even get to know about the fact that how thick is his bond with designing as he’s always seen working/ thinking or motivating about designing.

8. What’s your favourite area of designing? 

I just love to design Indian costumes like sarees and lehengas as am so passionate royal Indian textiles. Other than Indian wear, I don’t think ink on my pen flows quite well.

9. What are happening trends in the Hyderabad city?

Coming innately with great factors like comfort, wearability and great look, Palazzos pants with kurtas are a prevailing trend now and in Hyderabad, you can see everywhere women wearing them.

10. How Indu’s bride is different from other designer’s brides’? 

During the ancient Mughal and Rajput era, what we used to have are hand spun fabrics incorporated with hand embroidery and today, it is the same royalty we are bringing to our clientele. You don’t find any machine spun material or machine based work in our creations. Every design comes from label Indu is totally handmade and a treasure to keep.

11. What are three wardrobe essentials every woman should own? 

The role of saree is getting wider and wider and it is something every Indian woman should have in her wardrobe. Always try to have a black saree, kanjeevaram red saree and a turmeric yellow one.

12. Would you like to contribute any style tip to our viewers?  

It’s every girl’s dream to look great on her wedding day but someone’s recipe of looking good may not work on you. So, while picking up your ensembles, make sure you will be comfortable in it as comfort is a real big factor that can either make or break your look.




Fusion Wear- The perfect blend of tradition and contemporary aesthetics

The blazing fire between traditional and western wear might dates back many years but there are no stories that explained the fire was brought to down. However, with the outcome of the fusion wear, things have been quite changed and it is fusion wear what forged new friendships between the age old rivalries. Alongside, it has immensely enticed the new age fashion fanatics who are on the forefront to take a ride over the cosmopolitan path while without leaving the tradition and culture behind.

Clasping traditional blouses with dhoti pants to changing look of the saree with a pair of trousers and jackets, many experiments have been landed on to the list of the fusion wear and it’s the perfect answer to any family member who says forgetting Indian culture is a sin.
Masaba Gupta



Manish Malhotra



Ritu Kumar



Payal Singhal



Manish Arora






Everything you need to know about Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016

Like a glitter painted heaven on the earth, Lakme Fashion Week 2016 replenished its own excitement and was all sparkles with the celebrities walking for various renowned designers in the fashion industry. The first day marked the grand opening of this season by Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut and kept the intact were many of our favourite stars including Sushant Singh Rajut, Shraddha Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Arjun Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor, Shilpa Sheety and Prachi Desai.

Since the starting of the event to it’s grand ending, the total event was bound to bring out a variety of design excitements, celebrities emotions and ofcourse the refreshing themes from the design masters to create a remarkable show ever. On the first day, Manish Malhotra with his showstoppers Sushant Singh Rajut and Shraddha Kapoor at the forefront with engraved backdrop of fountain and flowers flaunted his adorable collection which is every bride’s desire. While the second day commemorated the ‘The Textile Day’ by showcasing weaves from designers Pranami, Padmaja, Priyanka of P.E.L.L.A and more. Day 3 is explicitly a designer feast as designers Rara Avis, Payal Singhal, Arjun Saluja, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Divya Sheth unveiled their song of absolute fineness through their cultural prints and exquisite weaves. The day before the last day bring together royal collection from designers Ritu Kumar, Payal Khandwala, Shivan and Narresh, Shantanu and Nikhil and Ashish Soni.

Well, the total four days of the show is one part and the last day is another as Kareena Kapoor Khan took the ramp together with her baby and is simply alluring in Sabyasachi’s opulent collection. The mom-to-be was seen going emotional at various point of her walk as she was touching her bump with lots of love.






Ivory Color – Fashion Designers Love

The ivory color or also known as off white may be confined to only some classic silhouettes for now but revving up rage for ivory color in today’s fashion world has stirred a variety of ‘ivory color’ creations to lost in the smoothness of its ethereal sensibility. Many fashion designers believe ivory is great in flaunting the skin tone, moreover it accentuates one’s innate charm and elegance with its light glowy touch.

Treating the royal senses of brides since decades with bridal attire and lace dresses, ivory color is also partaking in the Indian wedding with its pour of richness in the attire of brides and grooms. From lehengas to kurtas, kurtis and Sherwanis its grace is potential enough in crafting any wedding most elite-looking.

Rohit Bal
In love with the ivory color, renowned designer Rohit Bal created an ivory collection range which he showcased at Indian Couture Week 2014. Designs are aww-inspiring while leaving us the moments of joy to dream with the couture.



Manish Malhotra
Ace designer Manish Malhotra who had his hands on distinct color palettes has not refrained himself to use ivory in his creations. Ivory jacket kurtas, Ivory Sherwanis fused with different works and ivory sarees are some of the eye pleasing attires from the designer one should not miss.



Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani, one of the greatest designers of India known for his artistic work and uniqueness has also poured life for some timeless classic pieces in ivory color.


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Ritu Kumar
Fronting top in the fashion designers list with her relentless efforts towards designing traditional attire, Ritu Kumar got the nerve of ivory color and the best way to weave clothes with its use in major part.



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Things you tend to know about ace designer Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra who paved the way for new trend in Bollywood is a multi-award winner known to the globe for his magnificent collection of costumes and sartorial styles. With over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry he has gained a lot of applause from fashion enthusiasts and has given the industry an indelible collection that can be cherished forever.

– Manish Malhotra is raised in a middle class Punjab family and started his career in modelling when he was studying at Elphinstone College in Mumbai

– Over the years, he’s created umpteenth looks for more than 1000 films and awarded with more than 35 prestigious awards

– Sharukh Khan and Imran Khan are the two male celebs to had the chance to get stylized by Manish Malhotra as he’s typically renowned designing costumes for women

– Do you know, The popular designer also designed ensembles for the king of pop ‘Michael Jackson’ during his visit to India?

–  Manish Malhotra apart from the famous Bollywood celebs has also designed costumes for Hollywood celebrities like Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Reese Witherspoon, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

– The diva Aishwarya Rai Bachan has got one of the best looks in her career from the film Enthiran and it was all the magic spilled out from the creative envision of ace designer Manish Malhotra

–  Not being confined to either creating haute couture clothing or enormous designs to films, Manish has also tapped a new path of styling through designing costumes for Shah Rukh Khan’s Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders.

– He crafted himself as a designer with creativity and foresight and his excellence resonates all over the world with his true sense of designing costumes in an aesthetic way.  As a symbol of accolade he got a big flow of Facebook likes and Twitter followers. He gained over 1 million likes on Facebook and 9 lakh followers on Twitter.

– Sridevi’s grandeur look from the Tamil movie Puli has drawn a lot of excitement from audience and the credits must route to Manish

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