11th edition - Designers




  • Preetys Design Hut

    Preetys Design Hut



  • Preetys Design Hut provides exclusive collection of ethnic wear for ladies. The label includes sarees, bridal wear, accessories, gowns etc. The label always believes in the mantra of “don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself”.The magical creations for the women speak their minds and it is the passion for clothes which gave birth to the label Preety’sDesign Hub, says the designer.


Designers from past events


Farah

Farah Sanjana

Farah Sanjana is a statement in bold and unconventional elegance. The label continuously experiments with the imposition of androgynous shapes and rigid structures on feminine fabrics. With its trademark strong and sharp cuts, pristine colors and unique embellishments, ‘Farah Sanjana’ keeps the glamour quotient high and creates a look of edgy sophistication. Graduating from the prestigious London college of Fashion, Farah has returned to India to style well- heeled women who have an eye for quality.She has worked with the couture house of Escada and Vivienne Westwood--- participating in the actual creations for both the London and Paris Fashion Weeks 2010.Her collections are inspired greatly by various architectural shapes, origami, detailed metal work, and extremely structured silhouettes.

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Ken Ferns

Mumbai based designer Ken Ferns, launched his label in 2010 at the India Resort Fashion Week-Goa and thereafter has been showcasing at the Lakme Fashion Week. His work as a wardrobe stylist for BBC Worldwide and Bigg Boss and as a costume designer at Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa has been seen. He has also contributed to many Bollywood and south films. He is a recipient of the National Award Apex Trophy, in the Young Designers' category in the year 2001-2002. He has been a regional finalist at the Smirnoff International Fashion Awards and has been awarded the "Designer of the Year" by Craze Craft and the Best Illustrator's Award at the Kala Yatri. He specializes in Fashion Illustration, Design and Visual Studies, Design Process and Portfolio Development and has been a Mentor for graduating fashion designers like Masaba Gupta, Kunal Rawal and Sonakshi Sinha to name a few.

Prasad Bidapa

Prasad Bidapa

Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa has created a distinctive niche in the Indian fashion scenario. His projects include some of the largest fashion events like India Men's Fashion Fair, Kingfisher Fashion Awards, Colombo Fashion Week, the prestigious Jewellery & Couture Week and the annual Megamodel search.

He is also credited with creating some of the biggest names in fashion and film like Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma, Dino Morea, etc. Actively involved in fund raising for various social causes, Prasad has been associated with Smile Foundation since the inception of Ramp for Champs.

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Salim Asgarally

Having trained extensively at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the University of California in Los Angeles, Salim Asgarally is one of India's few formally trained fashion designers. Having trained in the west, his collections reflect an international spirit in style, silhouette and drape, while retaining an Indian sensibility of colour, texture and embellishment. Today the Salim Asgarally label is worn not only by fashionable women in India but across the globe. Regular exhibitions and shows every year in places as diverse as Dubai, Dar-e-salaam, Singapore, South Africa, Nairobi, London and Los Angeles keep the SA label flying high. His creations can also be found on the racks of chic fashion houses such as OGAAN (Mumbai and New Delhi), FUEL (Mumbai and Pune), FFOLIO (Bangalore), SADE (Pune) and SAUCE (Dubai), AZZA (Mumbai), besides his own Garden Studio in Mumbai.

Apart from his annual showing in Mumbai, Salim Asgarally has created special lines for fashion events held by the likes of Citibank, BPL Mobile, United Breweries (King Fisher Derby), Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Texstyles, The Cancer Patients Aid Association, Clothesline, The Bride Show Dubai 2006, 2007 & 2008, Chateau Indage Wines (Pune), American Women's Association Dubai (Sponsored By The American Consulate Dubai), Zampa Wines (Pune), Audi Pune Fashion Week 2010, Royal Wedding Show Mumbai 2010, I Diva Times Woman Show 2010, Swayamwar Surat 2011, Bride Show Dubai 2011 and SA Spring/Summer Mumbai 2012.

Each year in December he showcases his collection in Mumbai to an audience packed with celebrities, socialites, movie stars and press. Top models ranging from Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu have not only modeled his collections but have also walked the ramp for him. Simi Garewal, Pooja Bedi, Smriti Irani, Mouli Ganguly and other top TV stars form a part of his growing client base. Numerous anchors on television from Mini Mathur, Pooja Bedi, Shruti Ulfat, Tanaaz Currim and Sangeeta Ghosh have hosted shows in his creations. The Salim Asgarally label has three design ranges – Couture, Pret A Porter and Home Accessories.

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Salima Lalani

Salima Lalani is a Mumbai based fashion designer who started her career with her mother. She initially started her business in Lucknowi Kurtas. In the year 2002, at a young age of 18 years she started her first store called 'NAZAKAT'. Her specialty then spread to bridals, Indian wear and Pret. She also built her NRI clientele while living in Sydney and launched a store overseas called 'De-Chic'. She currently operates out of her flagship store based in Mumbai. Along with designing, Salima also styles a lot of A-listers and models. She's also been a stylist for a lot of commercials like Aircel, Kiah Jewellery, Pizza Hut and Pepsi to name a few.

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Sonaakshi Raaj

Label Sonaakshi Raaj is synonymous with opulence, with an intention to create glamorous ensembles catering to women's couture wear with a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and refined. By combining tailoring with drapery, the garments are meticulously crafted to styles that are luxurious yet understated with strong emphasis on fabric, cut and colour. Sonaakshi is a graduate from SNDT University holding a Degree of B.A. in Apparel Manufacture and Designing. The Label came into existence in 2009 by winning the University's Best Collection Award. Thereafter it bagged the 1st position by winning the prestigious 'CMAI Apex National Award' for the 'Best Upcoming Designer of the Year'. The Label currently designs for the leading actors from the Indian Film Industry. Label Sonaakshi Raaj showcased her highly acclaimed couture line at the previous season of the Lakme Fashion Week 2012 & 2013 and the current season of Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Resort 2014. The designer, rated as the Sari-Gown specialist by Vogue India, is a pioneer in her field with her highly popularized Sari-Gowns and contemporary Indian wear for the new age women. She retails her couture line from online stores and various multi-designer stores in India and overseas like Europe, UK, US, Canada and UAE.

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