- Archana Rao of Frou Frou
- Jebin Johny of Jebsispar
- Anavila Misra of Anavila
- Kristy De Cunha of Kristy De Cunha
- Karan Berry and Leon Vaz of Karleo
Archana Rao of Frou Frou
With a label that encompasses a charming vibe in its textures and silhouette, Archana has a design-centric approach when it comes to fashion. Her label, ‘Frou Frou’ is named after the sound of rustling fabric which is an extension of her minimalist style as she plays with structure and romantic detailing.
Where to wear it: With its feminine styling and romantic details, this label is the right choice for the high-tea party with the girls.
Shop the collections at: Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop
Jebin Johny of Jebsispar
A textile textile print designer and a shoe designer, his Jebsispar label has sprung onto the scene at the Winter Festive 2015 edition of Lakme Fashion Week. Gathering inspiration from artwork and design, Jebin’s newest collection is KathaKabuki which serves to be a fusion of two dance dramas, Kathakali of India and Kabuki of Japan.
Where to wear it: With its bold prints and fitted silhouettes, wear this label for a wonderful night on the town.
Shop the collections at: Style Arrest, Couture Yard
Anavila Misra of Anavila
While comfort and fashion are barely words strung together in the same sentence, the Anavila label has set its sights on changing things. Being one of the very first to craft a sari out of linen, her landmark creation was an ethnic outfit that blended sophistication with comfort as she continues to break the mold on the traditional notion of ethnic elegance is and can be.
Where to wear it: Its elegance and ethnic charm make this label perfect for a traditional function.
Shop the collections at: Ogaan, Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, Aza Fashions
Kristy De Cunha of Kristy De Cunha
With her early years being spent doodling in her sketchbook, it is no wonder that Kristy De Cunha was thrust into the spotlight at Lakme Fashion Week’s prestigious Gen Next showcase last year. The inspiration behind her debut collection being Frida Kahlo, she has depicted the raw emotion of the acclaimed woman with avant-garde.
Where to wear it: The high quirk factor and dramatic structures make this label apt for a cocktail party.
Shop their collections at: Style Tag
Karan Berry and Leon Vaz of Karleo
When these two designer friends found a likeness in their design sensibilities, it led to the birth of their label, Karleo. The things we often take for granted is the very inspiration behind Karleo. The designer buddies ensure that Karleo proves to be a fresh take on fashion with its rich texture and intricate detailing.
Where to wear it: The edge and glamour of this label is just right for a wedding reception
Shop their collections at: Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, Style Tag
Beauty Insider, Indian Express, Vogue India, Urban Asian
Written by Dayle Pereira on Dec 14, 2015