Stylefile '10 – The Lifestyle Exhibition

November 26, 2010

The Old Bungalow, 7/6 Burdwan Road, Kolkata

The resultant designer list for Stylefile 2010 was a happy mix of labels — both established and upcoming, from the worlds of art and fashion, the lines between the two slowly but steadily blurring. The objective was to make sure that there is something for everyone.


  • Poonam Bhagat
  • Varun Rehani
  • Debyani & Divya’s Studio Petticoat
  • Vikas Mehra
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Sunita Shanker
  • Neeru Roohwala
  • Smita Bajoria
  • Pankaj Ahuja
  • Swati Agarwal of SNNA
  • Vivek Narang
  • Kiran Uttam Ghosh
  • Anamika Khanna




An Indian fashion designer of Mumbai, India, Nachiket Barve’s eponymous fashion label was launched at the Gen Next show at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

A Bachelor degree holder in commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Nachiket Barve studied apparel and accessory design, at National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad. He was awarded a French government scholarship to study at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). There, he worked with haute couture ateliers learning handmade flower making, pleating, and working with feathers, leather and accessories. Barve completed his final project with mentors Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, and he was an intern at Celine, a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy LVMH and with the textile designer, Neeru Kumar. In 2010, Barve received the British Fashion Council and Elle Magazine “Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year” award.


Nachiket produces bespoke fashions and Indianwear. The Barve Nachiket label has been sold in India, the US, Singapore and Nigeria. The label has also been sold at the Pernia pop-up shop, and the Rent: The Runway internet shop. Nachiket’s designs are inspired by his travels, science, nature and functionality. He experiments with fabrics, the joyous use of colour and the intricate surface detail. His philosophy is to challenge pre-existing norms and make fashion relevant to women no matter race, age, size or body type.



Namrat Joshipura’s vision is that of a global aesthetic. Her clothing easily translates across geographies and other artificial constructs such as age, race and point of view. The Joshipura line fuses contemporary silhouettes with modern interpretations of artisanal embellishments. Namrata, a NIFT graduate, launched her clothing line in India in 1996 under the ‘Namrata Joshipura’ label.

Her clothes are retailed in India at her two own stores: The Emporio & Kila (Delhi) and D7 (Mumbai). She also sells to an exclusive list of retailers across India: Evoluzione (Chennai and Bangalore), Elahe (Hyderabad), Aza (Mumbai), Anahita (Hyderabad), Coral (Kolkata), 85 Lansdowne (Kolkata), Zenon (Kolkata). She splits her time between Vancouver and New Delhi.



Shantanu Goenka is a couture brand known for its exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious detailing. An alumnus of NIFT Kolkata’s inaugural batch and with an award for the most creative designer, he started his label specializing in haute couture, bridal and occasion wear for men and women. He is popular for his use of Swarovski crystals and exotic fabrics sourced from around the globe. His refined and laborious embroideries, classic styles and seamless finish have a loyal clientele globally.


  • Anju Sethi
  • Priya Manjari Todi


  • Alpana Gujral


  • Bea Accessories
  • Bags by Crimzon
  • The Card Factory by Avarna Jain




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.


  • Prashant Nageshkar
  • Nilesh Kumavat
  • Vineet Kakkar
  • Vinod Daroz
  • Paresh Maity