Stylefile '15 – The Lifestyle Exhibition

November 20, 2015

The Old Bungalow, 7/6 Burdwan Road, Kolkata

This year, Stylefile had designers who had created a collection exclusively for the event giving the upcoming designers a platform to showcase themselves. The biggest attraction however, was the international designer Nida Azwer from Karachi. A fashion show in the evening featured the latest creations by participating designers modelled by Lakshmi Rana, Sapna Kumar, Diva Dhawan, Surelee Joseph and Candice Pinto, among others.

DESIGNERS

  • Shalini Badruka
  • Anushree Reddy
  • Petticoat Lane E.1
  • Amit Aggarwal
  • Jayanti Reddy
  • Poonam Bhagat
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Anju Modi

FASHION

ABHA DALMIA

ABHA DALMIA

Abha Dalmia has been working on the revival of the ancient craft of Benarsi weaving to support the talented weavers for the past 30 years. She has meticulously revived the traditional Indian art in weaving and embroidery, concentrating on the Benarsi silks.

ARJAN SINGH DUGAL

ARJAN SINGH DUGAL

Arjan Singh Dugal had started his own line of clothes with his mother Simar Dugal, who is also a renowned designer. Arjan will showcase his spring summer collection with vibrant colours at Stylefile 2017.

PANKAJ & NIDHI

PANKAJ & NIDHI

A talented young designer duo who launched their label in May 2006, Pankaj & Nidhi are celebrated for their fresh and crisp sensibility. They are one of the few labels in the country which have struck the right balance of winning critical acclaim as well as being wearable.

NACHIKET BARVE

NACHIKET BARVE

Designer Nachiket Barve’s range features a selection of western and ethnic wear in georgette, silk and wool with stylish cuts. His collection at Stylefile 2017, slick and chic not to be missed.

SIMAR DUGAL

SIMAR DUGAL

Based out of Delhi, Simar believes in the revival of old ancient embroideries and focuses on comfortable clothing which she believes is just as important as style.

FUN JEWELLERY

ISHARYA

ISHARYA

Isharya was launched as a passion project in 2004 when sisters-in-law Gauri and Radhika Tandon noticed a lack of high quality, Indian inspired fashion jewellery. Isharya is a premium Indian jewellery brand that strives to modernize India’s intricate and vibrant style.

VASUNDHARA

VASUNDHARA

Vasundhara showcases her exclusive collection at StyleFile for yet another year. Drawing inspiration from the purity and serenity of Indian flowers, her carefully hand-crafted collection is all about spiritual significance.

OTHER PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS THIS YEAR

  • Fusion Jewellery by Falguni Mehta

ACCESSORIES

  • Paper Thoughts by Shivam Somani
  • Malini Agarwal of Malaga

ARTISTS

PRAJJWAL CHOUDHURY

PRAJJWAL CHOUDHURY

A degree holder in Painting and Print Making from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Prajjwal Choudhury has participated in numerous exhibitions across the globe. His work currently features in The ESSL Museum, Vienna. He gathers his preliminary fuel from everyday objects that are taken for granted, to engineer his thought-provoking creations.

AVANTIKA SARAOGI PHOTOGRAPHY

AVANTIKA SARAOGI PHOTOGRAPHY

Avantika is a graduate from Scripps College, USA and has double majored in Studio Art (Honors) with a concentration in Photography. Along with her education, during the academic 2012-13, she apprenticed with Swiss born photographer Serge Hoeltschi in Los Angeles. Inspired by fashion and commercial photography, her work is the culmination of her passions and experiences.

ANUP MANDAL

ANUP MANDAL

Inspired by the socio-economic disbanding which is leading to an identity crisis, Anup Mandal’s work captures the rough and tough emotions of human existence. From leaving the village to the hanging future of urbanisation, he uses aluminium rods and sheets to bring out the starkness within the society we live in.

PRAFULL SINGH

PRAFULL SINGH

Prafull has done MFA from MS University, Baroda. He has received the Harmony Award (Reliance Industries) in 2004, Bendre-Hussain Award from Bombay Art Society in 2003 and Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy award in 1999. Most of his work displays surrealist overtones as he tries to transcend the everyday world of chaos and disharmony and reach a realm of peace guided by the practice of meditation.

OTHER PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS THIS YEAR

  • Pradeep L Mishra
  • Riyas Komu
  • Subhendu Porel
  • Saptarshi Naskar
  • Nilesh Kumavat
  • Bose Krishnamachari