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6 North-East Indian fashion designers the world is talking about.... And why you should too!

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May 26, 2018 09:51 PM IST

Indians from the North-East are nothing if not stylish.... Here’s looking at six fashion designers from the seven sisters of the country who are making heads turn

Atsu Sekhose, Nagaland

(Clockwise from far left) Utsav Pradhan is a Sikkim boy who plays with contemporary versions of the state’s textiles; Atsu’s creations have influences of Naga textiles and graphic elements; Easternlight Zimik from Manipur specialises in indigenous textiles and vibrant hues; Sonam Dubal from Assam is known for his silhouettes with a base of Eri silk; Manipur girl Teresa Laisom’s designs feature fabrics that are handwoven in Manipur; Jenjum Gadi from Arunachal Pradesh fashions menswear using embroidery and handloom. Styling by Mia; Models: Tashi Dorje (Serb Scouting and Management), Aishwarya (Runway Lifestyle) and Rhea (TSS); Make-up and hair: Iram Kazmi; Photo imaging: Piyush Garg(Vinod Aggarwal)
(Clockwise from far left) Utsav Pradhan is a Sikkim boy who plays with contemporary versions of the state’s textiles; Atsu’s creations have influences of Naga textiles and graphic elements; Easternlight Zimik from Manipur specialises in indigenous textiles and vibrant hues; Sonam Dubal from Assam is known for his silhouettes with a base of Eri silk; Manipur girl Teresa Laisom’s designs feature fabrics that are handwoven in Manipur; Jenjum Gadi from Arunachal Pradesh fashions menswear using embroidery and handloom. Styling by Mia; Models: Tashi Dorje (Serb Scouting and Management), Aishwarya (Runway Lifestyle) and Rhea (TSS); Make-up and hair: Iram Kazmi; Photo imaging: Piyush Garg(Vinod Aggarwal)
These outfits by Atsu have been inspired by graphic patterns of Naga shawls (Vinod Aggarwal)
These outfits by Atsu have been inspired by graphic patterns of Naga shawls (Vinod Aggarwal)
“I was told the only way I can succeed is by making bridal clothes!” — Atsu Sekhose
Sonam has created a wooden-bead embroidered cape over an Eri silk dress and (right) a dori embroidered cape over a panelled silk dress (Vinod Aggarwal)
Sonam has created a wooden-bead embroidered cape over an Eri silk dress and (right) a dori embroidered cape over a panelled silk dress (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Everywhere I went, people suggested, ‘Why don’t you make a lehenga instead?’” — Soman Dubal
(From far left) Jenjum Gadi, Teresa Laisom, Atsu Sekhose, Easternlight Zimik, Utsav Pradhan and Sonam Dubal (Vinod Aggarwal)
(From far left) Jenjum Gadi, Teresa Laisom, Atsu Sekhose, Easternlight Zimik, Utsav Pradhan and Sonam Dubal (Vinod Aggarwal)
Handwoven loin loom over jacket and easy-fit pants designed by Jenjum Gadi (Vinod Aggarwal)
Handwoven loin loom over jacket and easy-fit pants designed by Jenjum Gadi (Vinod Aggarwal)
“ I faced discrimination. In fact, that still happens sometimes but I’ve learnt to deal with it” — Jenjum Gadi
Easternlight Zimik has created these street style-inspired outfits using the traditional Tangkhul Naga textile from Manipur (Vinod Aggarwal)
Easternlight Zimik has created these street style-inspired outfits using the traditional Tangkhul Naga textile from Manipur (Vinod Aggarwal)
“I prefer bright colours and too many prints. It reflects my personality and where I come from” — Easternlight Zimik
Utsav and Teresa’s designs feature fabrics that are handwoven in Manipur (Vinod Aggarwal)
Utsav and Teresa’s designs feature fabrics that are handwoven in Manipur (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Manipur has rich heritage, but we are here to expose the state to more contemporary versions of its textile” — Utsav pradhan
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