Introducing the biggest new names in Asian fashion
With only a week left to go to The Asian Summer Trunk Show 2016, which takes place at the Danubius Hotel on Thursday 9th June, the countdown has truly begun. The studio is filled to capacity with rails of stunning garments and the designers are flying in from around the world to meet new clients from the UK but before you go, it's time to meet a few more of the women behind the labels and check out what they are bringing to tempt British fashionistas on the 9th of June. Introducing four new designers that will be showcasing their creations at the event:
ASMA GULZAR PRESENTS AIDA COUTURE
One of the lead designers at this Summer’s show will be Delhi-based Asma Gulzar presenting Aida Couture who will be showcasing a collection of beautiful gowns, perfect for weddings and receptions. Asma has won many awards, with the most recent being the “Savvy Women’s Honour Award” in India. Asma is well known in India and has her very own flagship store in New Delhi as well as showcasing seasonal collections in popular stores such as Aza Fashion, Gyans, Ogaan and many more. With a clientele from B-Town and global corporates, the Aida Couture label boasts a stunning collection of pretline, couture, indo-fusion gowns, bridal wear and capes. Using rich fabrics like velvet, Kimkhab, pures and scuba, Asma’s designs are stunning, elaborate and inspired by the Indian nobility and royalty.
Sitting alongside Asma is British talent Priyanka Jha who trained as a traditional textile artist in India before turning her hand to design. These traditional skills that require years of experience are evident in the beautiful hand crafted saris, shawls and duppattas designed by Priyanka. Her creativity reflects the understanding of Madhubani Painting, which allowed Priyanka to think of innovative ways to grow traditional crafts through creative artwork.
Skills used in Priyanka Jha’s collection include, Kashmiri, Sozni, Tilla and Aari on silk sarees and jackets. Priyanka’s passion for Banarasi allowed her creativity to come alive by building a team of highly skilled craftsmen to create beautiful pieces. The skilled weavers were able to create Brocade, Jangla, Kimkhab, Minabuti, Jamdani, Jamawar, Kaluah Amboj on the Banarasi sarees. Every product designed is hand-painted, hand-woven and hand-crafted into a breathtakingly beautiful piece.
Founded by sisters Roshni and Deeya in 2014, the label Roshni Chopra Design, is a manifestation of the personal style of both sisters. Roshni Chopra, and Deeya Chopra are familiar household names for those who have seen any popular Indian serials! The label has a symbolic use of embroidery, blending structured silhouettes and drapes with fine fabric. This collection includes Leather Appliqué and traditional embroidery techniques such as Badla, Zardozi, Mirror Work, French Knot, Cutwork and Thread Work. Roshni Chopra aims to stay true to the mandate of fine handcrafted luxury clothing. Whilst the label is young at heart, it has grown rapidly in the last year and now retailing in five countries, various online websites and is being endorsed by various celebrities around the world.
ZAINAB & NOOR
Clearly keeping it in the family works, as Glasgow based sisters Zainab&Noor, also join us at the Trunk Show. The sisters have slowly but surely gained a reputation for their elegant and classic creations. Their name symbolises excellence in luxury pret, formals, and bridal wear aesthetics. Based in Glasgow, the design house was launched in 2013 and since then they have showcased their collection in UK, Norway and Dubai.
This luxury label is best known for its chic and wearable clothes for the woman who wants an edgy and retro look. Using sharply tailored cuts, crisp lines and sleek silhouettes, each outfit reflects excellence in quality and workmanship.
Asma Gulzar presents Aida, Priyanka Jha, Roshni Chopra and Zainab & Noor will be joining the likes of Waseem Noor, Fiza Osman and Shibori, at the Asian Summer Trunk Show on June 9th at the Danubius Hotel in Swiss Cottage. For further information about the event and all the other designers from India, Pakistan and the UK participating make sure you keep checking our Facebook page as we keep you up to date with the latest signings to the event.
You can also Pre-register at https://www.facebook.com/events/256314048050807/ to you receive 10% discount on the day of the Trunk Show, plus a chance for one lucky entrant to win an exquisite piece of jewellery from one of these leading designers.