Stylefile '17 – Stylefile Spring Summer 2017

February 10, 2017

Rooftop, Quest Mall, Kolkata

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.

ANJALI SWARUP

ANJALI SWARUP

Anjali Swarup’s expertise lies in creating contemporary Indian wear which is simultaneously chic and comfortable. She uses various traditional and modern dying and texturing techniques to create some of the finest contemporary smart casuals for women.

MADHU JAIN

MADHU JAIN

An impressive client list including the who’s who of the world, Madhu Jain is known as the First Lady of Ikat for her extensive work in revitalising and reinvigorating dying Indian crafts, especially Ikat. For traditional, organic textiles with strong Indian motifs, do visit her.

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.

PRAMA BY PRATIMA PANDEY

PRAMA BY PRATIMA PANDEY

An NIFT alumnus and winner of the Grazia Young Awards back in 2011, Pratima only recently featured in the Amazon India Fashion Week. Her eco-friendly label Prama lays emphasis on natural fabrics and indigenous embroidery techniques.

SUNITA SHANKER

SUNITA SHANKER

Inspired by the rich traditional craft of India, Sunita Shanker’s garments wear an earthy ethnicity with modern-day interpretations. Her designs are simple with meticulously thought-out detailing. Using special hand-woven Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh and combining it with Bandhini and Ajrak work from Kutch and Kantha from Bengal, Sunita’s work is a mélange of Indian crafts.

ANHAD BY KIRAN CHAUDHRY

ANHAD BY KIRAN CHAUDHRY

Anhad is a multi-brand fashion business dedicated to bringing the very best of Pakistani fashion to India at the most affordable prices.

ARCHANA RAO

ARCHANA RAO

From tailored jackets to contemporary Indian wear, Designer Archana Rao’s collection comprises clean, classic lines, mute tones and prints with quirky contrasts. Her collection at Stylefile 2017 is modern, wearable and built to withstand changing trends.

DEBYANI

DEBYANI

Debyani is an Indian ethnic designer who uses classic designs contemporised with stylish twists and quirks. Painstaking craftsmanship, intricate embroidery and detailing make a Debyani outfit a must have! Couture meets chic, this year at Stylefile.

DIVYA GUPTA

DIVYA GUPTA

Designer Divya Gupta’s new collection ‘Bezzaf’ revives the craftsmanship of fine ‘zardozi’ and ‘dabka’. The flow of the silhouettes beautifully blends the multicultural boundaries, taking forward the legacy of traditional cuts. For the very first time in Kolkata traditional meets modern world women with Divya’s collection at Stylefile 2017.

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.

NAMRATA JOSHIPURA

NAMRATA JOSHIPURA

Namrata 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. Namrata to showcase her fresh off the ramp Summer 17′ collection at Stylefile this year.

NIDHI THOLIA

NIDHI THOLIA

Nidhi is a bright and creative alumnus of N.I.F.T. and has worked with one of India’s leading export firms, The Creative Group which designs & produces for some of the biggest labels in Europe. She married Pankaj who is also a designer and together they have been honored with several awards.

RARA AVIS BY SONAL VERMA

RARA AVIS BY SONAL VERMA

Designer Sonal Verma uses traditional leather techniques and hand expertise to produce bespoke fashion and lifestyle essentials that are further intertwined with tasteful style. She brings Rara Avis for the first time for Stylefile 2017. Her collection is about handcrafted timeless heirlooms with leather being the element ingredient.

SHANTANU GOENKA

SHANTANU GOENKA

Designer Shantanu Goenka will be showcasing cashmere stoles with embroidered laces and fur, a capsule collection for kids featuring an ensemble of soft and subtle hues with delicate detailing, and a prêt collection of printed sarees. Shantanu brings exciting new line of unique shawls & kids wear Shantanu style, along with his range of collection at Stylefile 2017.

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.

ACCESSORIES

NATTY MRKT

NATTY MRKT

Natisha Saraogi, despite having no tech background, went on to independently launch Natty, a curated e-commerce marketplace for small-scale creative Indian businesses that make and sell unique products. Natty’s products range from meticulously handcrafted bags to exquisite stationery, from hard-to-find men’s accessories to all-natural beauty products, from quirky home décor to organic baby apparel and linen.

KOKOMO – BAGS

KOKOMO – BAGS

Kokomo is back in Kolkata with an all-new collection of clutches, cross body bags and fashion jewellery. Timeless statement pieces in velvet, Chantilly lace and vintage embroidery come together in a decadent and glamorous range that is classic, yet contemporary!

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.

ARADHANA DALMIA

ARADHANA DALMIA

Get awestruck by the young and innovative Aradhana Dalmia’s art, who is debuting for Stylefile 2017. She recently launched project ‘Luminous’-An innovative style of oil painting. The beautiful pieces of oil on canvas become luminescent when exposed to ultraviolet light creating a plethora of visuals for the viewer to interpret.

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.

CERAMICS BY SHWETA MANSINGHKA

CERAMICS BY SHWETA MANSINGHKA

Shweta uses the intriguing process of saggar firing for creating her work. In this technique, each piece goes through many purifying stages to bring out the inherent shine of the clay. It then goes through its final test to withstand the enormous thermal shock as it’s taken out of a hot raku kiln to room temperature. The fire and smoke leave natural markings on the naked body of the burnished clay, transforming each piece into something completely unique. On display at Stylefile is her collection comprising of Silent Chimes, Prayer Wheels & Fruits Unique.

DEBASHISH DUTTA

DEBASHISH DUTTA

Debasish Dutta is in-charge of Shimeesha Art Studio, Vadodara since 2009. Over the years, he has conducted three solo shows including one at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai and participated in many group shows. Over the past 14 years of his work life, he has had the opportunity to visit USA, France and Bangladesh.

DEEPJYOTI KALITA

DEEPJYOTI KALITA

Award-winning Deepjyoti has completed his studies in sculpture from Faculty of Fine Art, M.S.University, Baroda. His work displayed at Stylefile is reminiscent of the disconnect between our current selves and our roots. In colonisation, we have somewhere forgotten where we have germinated from and his work reminds us of just that.

GOPINATH S

GOPINATH S

Gopinath S has participated in several residency art projects, symposia and exhibitions, both in India and abroad. Throughout his career as a sculptor, he has showcased his work at several prominent art galleries and has won numerous awards. His studio is in South Bangalore and the piece he brings to Stylefile this year, is his interpretation of the purity of a lotus flower.

G R IRANNA

G R IRANNA

G R Iranna studied at the Wimbledon School of Art, London, graduating from the College of Visual Art and completed her MFA from Delhi. She has participated in many group and solo shows both in India and abroad. Apart from winning several awards, she has also published two books.

JAGADISH DHYAN SHREYAS

JAGADISH DHYAN SHREYAS

Jagdish’s work explores how sensitive and humorous streams alter our perception of representativeness and how a different experience can take birth. Apart from canvases and watercolour, he also practices etching, lithography and woodcuts. He believes that the present contemporary art scenario is very attractive, though crowded, and consists of new remedies and concepts. His work on display this year is about the inter-connectedness of natural elements coming together to bring life.

JAYANTA ROY

JAYANTA ROY

Award-winning sculptor Jayanta’s current pet project is his Ankhiali which started with a deep in interest in collecting old eye-glasses. Having missed one piece in an auction, he decided to use his training to create them on his own. Combining art and fashion, Jayantahas over 400 designs, out of which 150 are hand-crafted.

PRITI KAHAR

PRITI KAHAR

Priti’s work comprises of both, the material and the immaterial – objects and shadows which shift the visual experience into the cerebral area. She believes that text enhances the meaning of her artwork, hence it has been a significant feature in all her work. Her recent body of work is around the subject of wars in different times, places, geography and its effect on our globe.

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.