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Ritu Kumar hopes Kate chooses blue suit a la Princess Diana

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who had designed an Indian suit for Princess Diana's visit to Pakistan in 1997, says a similar outfit could complement the late Princess of Wales' daughter-in-law Kate Middleton on her maiden trip to India. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are set for their maiden visit to India on Sunday. The Duchess of Cambridge is a ...

1 month ago
Benarasi weaves are getting their recognition: Designer Suket Dhir

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The timeless and classic weaves of Benaras are getting their due and recognition nowadays with several established designers incorporating the craft on the fashion runways, says designer Suket Dhir, who made India proud when he won the 2015-2016 Menswear International Woolmark Prize earlier this year. Known for making ensembles using natural fabrics like cotton, ...

1 month ago
Exhibition on Banarasi brocade saris to be held in Capital

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An exhibition on Banarasi brocade saris titled Atoot Dor- Unbroken Thread will held in the Capital starting Thursday. The two-month long event will highlight the dialogues between museum artifacts, living traditions and of course Banarasi saris. The event will be held at the National Museum in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts, Bengaluru. It will e...

2 months ago
Indian designers lend creativity to teddy bears for V-Day

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) You may have pampered your loved one with teddy bears, but how about designer ones? Indian designers like Ritu Kumar, Rina Dhaka, Varun Bahl and more have lent their creativity to one-of-a-kind teddies ahead of Valentine's Day. To celebrate the season of love, luxury destination DLF Emporio here has come up with the Made with Love campaign, a unique amalgamation o...

2 months ago
'Purchasing power for kids apparel has increased'

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) An increasing number of people are willing to splurge on designer-wear for their children, says a co-founder of kidswear fashion brand Kidology. To increase its presence across the country, Kidology has collaborated with online shopping portal Snapdeal, thereby becoming the first kidswear brand in portal's 'The Designer Studio', which already features creations b...

2 months ago
Indian textiles adds colour to a 2016 calendar

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Models dressed in ensembles using Indian textiles and created by ace designers like Ritu Kumar and Rohit Bal, have featured in a 2016 calendar that has been launched here. Kiran Kheva and Aviinash K. Pathania, directors of Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD), launched its calendar here on Thursday. Every year, IFFD curates a calendar focusing...

3 months ago
AIFW to be held at capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upcoming five-day Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016 will be held at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the first time in March. The fashion gala in association with Maybelline New York, is scheduled from March 16 to March 20. Announcing the venue, Sunil Sethi, president of Fashion Design Council of India - the country's apex ...

3 months ago
AIFW to be held at capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadiu

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upcoming five-day Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016 will be held at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the first time in March. The fashion gala in association with Maybelline New York, is scheduled from March 16 to March 20. Announcing the venue, Sunil Sethi, president of Fashion Design Council of India - the country's apex...

4 months ago
Manish Arora digs into travel diaries for new line

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Manish Arora on Saturday left the guests mesmerised with his Indian by Manish Arora Festive 2015-16, a collection inspired by his globe-trotting experience, at the Embassy of France here. The designer's concept, he said, was inspired by his travel through countries like Iran, Africa, Turkey, America, Bali, China and India, and was interpreted...

4 months ago
Designers experiment with Rajasthan's style

Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Turning camel decorations into striking accessories for women, saris into panelled and layered dresses and leheriya print kota fabric into sexy gowns -- designers explored a wide possibility of styles using age-old handlooms, textures, embroidery and crafts from Rajasthan here. On the second day of the ongoing Rajasthan Heritage Week here on Friday, a mixed line-up o...

4 months ago
Building 'Handmade in Rajasthan' brand was right dream: Raje

Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje hopes the ongoing Rajasthan Heritage Week (RHW), aimed at boosting the 'Handmade in Rajasthan' brand, scales the global popularity of the Jaipur Literature Fest (JLF). Like the literary fest which brings national and international names from the literary world to the Pink City, RHW has attracted some foreign names like Banglad...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

4 months ago
Exchange of designs can open market for India, Bangladesh: Bibi Russell

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Europe is a major territory when it comes to fashion from Bangladesh, but there's a huge potential market in India as well, says Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans from Rajasthan to promote its crafts globally. We have a world market in Europe but I believe that if given an opportunity to have them (Indian designers and artisans) c...

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