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Designer from Meghalaya showcases Indian ethnic apparel at global fashion hubs

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New Delhi: Daniel Syiem, a young designer from Meghalaya, who has showcased Indian ethnic apparel in global fashion hubs like New York, London and Rome, is “striving to preserve the dying art of weaving” by making traditional fabric fashionable. He is also working to empower women weavers from his northeastern state.

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Daniel Syiem and Janessaline Pyngrope (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Natural fabrics of the region — Eri silk and Muga — are hand-woven mostly in traditional loin looms. We want to highlight the traditional fabrics of the northeast,” added the designer, known for making northeast’s traditional apparel chic.

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A model wearing a Daniel Syiem creation (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The art of making these textiles is slowly dying,” rued Daniel who has rich experience in working with indigenous fabrics.
“We are striving to preserve the dying art of weaving by making traditional fabric fashionable.”
Daniel has been instrumental in promoting women weavers of Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi district.

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Women weavers of Meghalaya being felicitated (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The making of these heritage fabrics has been passed down from generation to generation of weavers. The weavers need to be supported and encouraged by making their craft economically viable,” he said from Shillong.
“Currently, we source fabrics from them to generate more income for weavers through fair trade practices. We also guide them to archive and keep track of ancient weaves to safeguard them.”

Daniel has showcased his work – ensembles for women in natural fabrics – in various fashion weeks in places like Rome, New York, London, Toronto, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Jaipur. His collections have featured in top fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. (IANS)

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Tanieya Khanuja's store contains of two categories namely, luxury pret and contemporary couture. While pret includes the fusion of Indo - western themes, couture comprises of bridal collection.

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Kareena Kapoor has a great sense of fashion, says designer Tanieya Khanuja.
Kareena Kapoor has a great sense of fashion, says designer Tanieya Khanuja. IANS
  • Kareena Kapoor has a great sense of fashion, says designer
  • Tanieya Khanuja is set to launch her new store
  • The tore displays luxury pret and contemporary couture

New Delhi, Dec 19, 2017: Designer Tanieya Khanuja, who has dressed up many Bollywood celebrities, says actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has great knowledge about what she can pull off correctly as she knows how to flaunt herself well according to her body type.

“I think Kareena Kapoor Khan is one among them. She knows well how to be presentable and outstanding even in the minimal details. She knows how to fit in any outfit keeping in mind her personality, occasion and above all who she is,” Khanuja, who is set to launch her new store at M.G Road on Tuesday evening, told IANS.

“She holds great knowledge about what she can pull off correctly. With lots of transformation in her body from a zero figure to being a married woman, being a mommy and post that, she is best dressed in tinsel town as she knows how to flaunt and reveal herself according to her body type with grace,” added the designer.

Khanuja’s new store displays two categories – luxury pret and contemporary couture . While pret includes the fusion of Indo – western themes, couture comprises of bridal collection.

“Within the couture collection, there will be high-end wedding collection,” said the designer.

While Bollywood actresses opted for her designs several times, the designer has no plans to style up for Bollywood films anytime soon.

“Nothing as of now. I am more keen to expand my business and the couture line across overseas. I want Taneiya Khanuja to be recognised as an International brand,” she said.

Expansion plan of brand Tanieya Khanuja.

I want to have a stagnant reach of my brand in India and abroad. More placement in India and approach for International appeal of the brand. Look forward to participating in every fashion weeks as they are open to new markets. (IANS)