Abu and Sandeep: Friends and designers forever!

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are regarded as the big boys of the fashion industry. They have been creating magic and mesmerizing people for over two decades. Both are regarded the first names of the Indian fashion industry to make it big though success, attention, fame and also hype. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla were one of the first who made a display of their creations at Harrods. They have captivated the world with their extensive and exclusive designs. Their unique creations make them a stand apart from the rest. Both of them have come from different backgrounds and they have no formal training in fashion designing. Though they lack the formal training their designs are no less good than other. With their ethnic fashion and innovative designs Abu and Sandeep has taken the Indian fashion industry to great heights.

Abu and Jani had met in a café in Mumbai where they decided to enter the fashion world with their shawl designs, but soon they started designing garments. Abu and Sandeep has designed for well known personalities like as Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Parmeshwar Godrej together with international personalities like Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lindy Hemming and Sophie Marceau. Their designs are sought after in many charitable events including the Art of Giving Charity, British Council’s Enduring Image Exhibition and Save the Children Charity. Their remarkable journey is documented in the book ‘A Celebration of Style’ which was launched in 2000. Abu and Sandeep were honored with the 2003 Designer Wars Championship in London.

Anamika Khanna

Anamika Khanna: A mix of East and West !
Anamika Khanna can be regarded as the one of the top Indian fashion designers of the Indian fashion industry. Her innovative and unique designs have given a new dimension to the Indian fashion. She has no formal training in fashion designing. She won the ‘Damania Fashion Awards’ which paved way for her career to start on a promising note. And within a small span of time, Anamika Khanna became very famous which definitely is the result of her being so talented. The traditional crafts keeps Khanna busy with her business in India. She is one of the two fashion designers from Kolkata to have come in the limelight in the recent past.

Anamika Khanna was also awarded with the Damania Fashion Hall of Fame, the Exports Council Award and the Texcellence Award for Outstanding Boutique. Her work basically comprises two lines – Pret and Couture. Anamika Khanna is one of the most talented fashion designers of India and is most likely to make a mark in the international front as well with her effortless mixture of traditions of India with Western styles. Designer Anamika Khanna has already launched in 2004 her international label Ana-Mika all around the world. She is the first ever designer from India to do it. She believes in designing the international clothes in an international way. She also emphasizes on the Indian touch in her designs which make those the most unique. Her newness in the designs will surely take the Indian fashion industry to the top in the coming years.

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla is full of sincerity and dedication.
Neeta Lulla is a well-known name not only in the Indian fashion industry but also throughout the world of fashion. She has designed for one and all in the Indian film industry. It will be hard to name a film person for whom Neeta has not created wonders with her designs. Her sincerity and dedication in her work always blossom in her magnificent designs. The clients in her kitty include Bollywood biggies like Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Tabu, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, Raveena Tandon, Mahima Chaudhary and Shilpa Shetty. Neeta has designed for a number of films of Bollywood. Starting from the lily white ‘salwaar kameez’ which Sridevi wore in ‘Chandni’ to the shimmering mirror worked ‘chaniya choli’ of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the opulence of ‘Taal’ and to the rich vibrance of ‘Devdas’, Neeta has designed for all.

Neeta Lulla has even designed for the period film ‘Kisna’ which was directed by Subhas Ghai. Neeta feels that designing for this periodic film was most challenging and toughest till date. She had to go for lots of research, Neeta had to design in such a way that it should appeal to the director ad the audiences and also should match with the background. Neeta has a flagship store. This store has benefited those who wanted to buy her clothes but did not know how to approach her. The two lines of designs on display are Diffusion (Neeta Lulla Nishq) and Bridal (Neeta Lulla Coutre). Neeta Lulla is regarded as one of the best designers till date.