Nitya Arora is the designer behind contemporary label Valliyan by Nitya Arora. Her take on jewelry is very unconventional with a focus on creating one-of-a-kind art. The fact that whenever I wear her pieces, people ask me where the jewelry is from, shows the universal appeal to her designs. Plated in gold, she uses a wide variety of materials to experiment with. I love her interpretation of the more traditional pieces by making them wearable in my everyday wardrobe. Statement jewelry is such an easy way to update your wardrobe and with Valliyan, you have plenty of options to choose
Payal Singhal is a designer who has managed to bring modernity to traditional Indian wear. And yet her clothes allude to a certain old world charm. She takes you on a journey – and her clothes make you want to discover the story behind the craft. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing Payal in action at a trunk show in New York. What was so great to witness was she is as excited about styling her garments on shoppers as she is about designing them. She walks us through her approach to design.
Nihar Sait and Sana Rezwan Sait are the husband wife duo behind the newly launched site Indelust. I had been following their work for some time and had emailed them to discuss the possibility of meeting to talk about Indelust. Serendipitously and in true New York fashion, I ran into them the very same evening. Not only are they extremely talented, their warmth and autheticity immediately catch you off guard. (And at the risk of embarrassing them both, the most endearing thing about them is they still can’t keep their eyes off each other.)
My introduction to sartorial menswear came not from my father or brothers, but from my granddad, who epitomizes dressing chic and taking risks with his style. It seems fitting then that I was introduced to Lacquer Embassy searching for a pocket square for him. Nikhil Sharma is the multi-faceted man behind Lacquer Embassy. The attention to detail in his garments and terrific price points make it easy to fall in love with his clothes. (It also doesn’t hurt that he ships internationally). He was kind enough to walk us through his brand –