Top 5 fashion designers from North East India
- March 21, 2022
- Posted by: lisaadelhi
- Category: Fashion Design Blog
Here are some of the most excellent North-East Indian designers in India recommended for you.
The Seven Sisters’ region is note for its stunning natural beauty. Traveling through the snow-capped mountains, with conifers sweeping the soft yet majestic slopes. It is a memory that will last a lifetime. But, the North-Eastern areas of India have a lot more to offer than breathtaking scenery.
In our country, weddings are nothing short of a spectacular carnival. It is a celebration, from the colors and décor to dressing-up rituals. Weddings make even better by the traditional attire representing the location’s culture.
Outfits are more than a set of clothes to put on; they’re a unique tale to tell and a unique cultural meaning to see. This is why WeddingWire Recommends, presents you with the best North East Indian designers. Continue reading to learn more.
Sanjukta Dutta, a world-renowned designer, is note for her immaculate Mekhela Chador creations. Which showcases Assamese silks and traditional needlework in her distinct style. The Mekhela chador is an Assamese women’s formal dress. Features exquisite and long-lasting decorations. Sanjukta Dutta has been a trailblazer in helping the traditional Mekhela. It stays up with new trends so that millennials may wear it.
Sanjukta enjoys experimenting with colors and designs as an artist. And this has taken her all across the country. She explored, twisted, and evolved textures with her touch. Based on Assamese ethos and merged with modern tastes, after influence. By the Bandhej of Gujarat, Leheria of Rajasthan, Ari of Kashmir, and digital prints.
Sanjukta’s Studios is a high-end women’s apparel business. It is establish by Sanjukta Dutta in 2014. It gives its discriminating consumers an exclusive experience of designer wear. She can help you design your pure lineage handcrafted Assam Silk Mekhela Chador. As well as any other redesigned silk traditional apparel or accessories that express your narrative.
Sanjukta’s Studio has a large selection of her signature silk ‘Mekhela Chadors’ in various colors. Including orange, blue, yellow, and traditional colors like red, black, and MUGA. Every piece of clothing designed at Sanjukta Studio is not only customized to your exact specifications. But also undergoes a 45-day handcrafted journey beginning in Suwalkuchi, Assam, also known as the Manchester of the East. Where every silk thread is handpicked and then passed through designed non-power looms. To meet high-quality control standards. Before it is dispatched to the discerning client who ordered it.
Daniel Syiem has used Meghalayan fabrics and clothes in his designs. Since launching his eponymous fashion brand in Shillong in 2011. ShaKiLum, his latest line, is a modern take on eri silk, also known as ryndia. (Eri silk is made farmed silkworms and is one of the most friendly types of silk.
“People have been weaving eri for years,” he explained, “but it’s worn as a shawl or stole.” “I’ve been working with the fabric for almost three years, trying to promote it with my designs outside of [the state].
Like the visual and performing arts, fashion is view Syiem as a way of conveying cultural information. “I wanted to motivate people to go to Meghalaya for a holiday,” he added, explaining why he picked the name ShaKiLum, which in Khasi means “to the hills.
Syiem developed cowl dresses layered with power-shoulder jackets. Shirt dresses with raised double collars. And sloppy jumpsuits with shrugs for his LFW collection.
Syiem has spent most of his career in and around Shillong and now intends to expand his retail footprint across the country.
Jenjum Gadi select to work with Nagaland’s loin loom weaves for the summer/resort season. Which is made-up with a non-mechanical process in which the cloth is woven on a bamboo loom strapped over the wearer’s lower back. It’s a tactic used by several tribes in the North East.
“One of the things I liked about it was how the weavers handled everything themselves. From farming cotton to extracting colors,” Gadi, an Arunachal Pradesh native, said. In the North East, a lack of a consistent supply chain is a problem. And he views self-sufficiency as a means to cut costs while preserving quality.
Gadi used tiny loin loom strips to deconstruct intricate. Traditional designs into a simple geometric pattern. “I wanted to keep the textile’s spirit without making it seem usual,” she says. Models wore fringed jackets with waterfall necks and contrast pockets. Soft-collared tasseled shirts, and wide pants as they walked the runway. Traditional jewelry and woven bags were among the accessories.
Gadi, who founded his label in 2012, sells his products through multi-designer boutiques in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. And is looking into more retail options in Bengaluru and Chennai. Later this year, he plans to present the collection at pop-up stores around India. Gadi feels that fashion has created new doors for individuals from the region. His focus is on working with more weavers and textiles from the North East, particularly Arunachal Pradesh.
Kuzu by Karma Sonam, Sikkim
Karma Sonam’s design approach at Kuzu, which she sees as a perpetual collaboration between designers and artisans. It is center on reviving vanishing skills and practices. She wants to show off Sikkim’s unique textiles. Including nettle yarn, rabbit wool, and yak wool, rich in color, patterns, and texture.
“Textile is an important part of our social and cultural identity,” she explained. “To continue [with] it, we must assure that weavers profit.” But, due to a shortage of resources, weavers must resort to less expensive options.
The Gangtok-based designer’s LFW collection featured deconstructed jackets and vests, anti-fit culottes. And dresses with ruffled hemlines, all made with the Lepcha community’s loin loom. Weaves are one of the state’s oldest indigenous fabrics used to manufacture women’s coats. Lepcha weaves fashioned with nettle yarn, but they are now manufactured using cotton.
Sonam has been selling Kuzu on her website since its start in 2016, but she is now seeking new dealers. “Textiles have their own set of values, meanings, and narratives. I fine-tune traditional techniques and patterns as a designer to make them viable.”
When it comes to indigenous designers in the North-East, Bambi. Kevichusa is another well-known name from Nagaland. Her couture line is mind-blowing, and she runs an eponymous label for brides called Bambi K Bridal. Her Naga origins and conviction in simplicity have gone a long way. And now that the world respects her piece of art created after countless hours of labor. you must check out her couture line for brides. Each of the bridal dresses is a work of art that you must have in your closet.
You may also customize the wedding gown you want to wear on your big day if it isn’t a Christian wedding gown.
India is a place of many civilizations, and each culture’s deep-rooted customs and traditions distinguish it. And make it even more beautiful. These designers are the greatest since they preserve the charm of the northeast. While also interpreting the culture via detailed designs and colors to make your big day beautiful.