Posts Tagged ‘designer’

Expressionist N by Javed Khan

June 5, 2013

expressionist javed khan

expressionist javed khan

expressionist javed khan

expressionist javed khan fashion week

expressionist javed khan fashion week

expressionist javed khan fashion week
Expressionist N SS 13 by Javed Khan. 

You were not too happy with the styling of your clothes on the runway this time. Yes. I didn’t like the layering so much because each individual piece was very strong, there was a lot happening with each piece..once it got layered, it lost its appeal, and looked a little too much.

What does your work involve at Madura?
I work as a design manager for Louis Phillipe. I have a team of designers and merchandisers working under me. I supervise a bit. My work involves international & domestic market surveys, market research, looking at what sold well and what did not sell well…then taking everything into account and preparing/designing for each season.

Javed made this collection in about 15 days while doing a serious full time job. It was his 2nd time at LFW. Check his debut collection here(first 6 images)his favourite piece from this collection, and some great stuff on his tumblr(minus the runway photos from his recent show).

Images: Expressionist N stall at LFW. Expressionist SS 13 runway, LFW. Pranav Misra in Expressionist N SS 13 shirt & Huemn pants.

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क श by Karishma Shahani

June 2, 2013

karishma shahani lakme fashion week

karishma shahani lakme fashion week

street style mumbai india

street style mumbai india

All clothes by क श(ka sha)|Karishma Shahani. Look them up here.

Women: Arshia Ahuja. Tanvi Singla. Ria KamatPhotographed in Bombay during Lakme Fashion Week August ’12 and March ’13.

Paromita Banerjee AW’13:Preview

March 13, 2013

Boro wills fashion week paromita banerjee

“It started off after I chanced upon this scrap of writing online. Loosely based on the concept of BORO – mended or patched textiles used as items of clothing in Japan by the peasants, merchants, & artisans. Born out of the forgotten values of Mottainai or “too good to waste” — an idea lacking in the modern consumer lifestyle. The collection would be a series of stories on the ramp, like our past collections.” – Paromita Banerjee

You mentioned cape somewhere. I picked it out randomly.
The cape is something I have always required as being an important item in my personal wardrobe. It is mainly waistcoat style, more drapy. Perfect for layering when you think the inner layer is getting too plain for wear.

I had been staring at these images from my archives while visualizing the cape. I have loads of them so I’m not exactly sure where each one is from. 1st photo is of a Sufi man taken in Uttar Pradesh in 1983. I’m a huge fan of “babasteve” image bank on flickr. Some images are from there. I think he’s brilliant.

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

street fashion paromita banerjee

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

wills fashion week paromita banerjee

Excerpts from a short talk with Paromita Banerjee about her Winter collection and inspirations. It’s her first show ever at WIFW(14th March 2pm). I’ll be there.

Abraham & Thakore

February 12, 2012
“Low key and finely crafted. Modern design drawn from rich traditions.”
A&T is a Delhi based label headed by David Abraham, Rakesh Thakore, & Kevin Nigli. At the heart of every single A&T creation is the weave. They prefer working with natural fabrics & their sensibility is contemporary & clean.
abraham & thakore
abraham & thakore SS 12

Abraham & Thakore have been around in the industry for about 20 years and they never did a fashion show till 2010. David Abraham called their first show a marketing exercise of sorts. A sari from their (AW’10) collection just reached  V&A. It is part of a permanent collection at V&A that also consists of designs from Chanel & Dior. Read more here.
Abraham and Thakore V&A
David Abraham always knew he wanted to design clothes. He went to NID where he studied Textile Design with Rakesh Thakore(who is said to have an unmatched knowledge of fabric). Rakesh Thakore grew up on a 4000 acre farm in Tanzania. “The film Hatari was shot there,” he remembers. “There were cows, pigs, poultry, sheep and other animals. And we grew plenty of flowers, fruits and vegetables….
At NID, in a class of 6 people, each student had a loom and had to weave every day. There were no exams, no grading. Students were evaluated on projects. One day we would be given cameras and told to go into the city and take photographs. Another day, we would watch world cinema, back to back, from morning to night…” Read more here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
abraham & thakore SS 12
A&T’s first order was for a collection of scarves and kimonos for The Conran Shop, London. They began selling in India only in the late nineties. Now they stock at A&T stores in Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore+ are also available at: Bombaim, Hot Pink, Ensemble, Evoluzione, Elahe, Kimaya, Melange, Ogaan, Rudraksh, Palette, Tijori(Oberoi Hotels).
They also recently did a series of home textiles for the design trade show Maison & Objet, Paris. Read more about the Maison-Objet here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
These photos are from their SS’12 collection..photographed at their stall at WIFW in October. This collection emphasized on intricate artisanal work, layers, and textures.
They are showing again this time at WIFW. Their winter collection is defined as a fresh take on the classics of menswear re-invented for a contemporary Indian woman’s wardrobe. Their show is at 20:15 on Feb 17.