They do wear their own creations. But our designers are a picky lot, as DNA has found. For when it comes to the do where they intend to dress to kill, they actually have a few personal favourites! Here’s the truth from the horse’s mouth!
When I have to pick dresses and other Western outfits, I choose only international brands like Versace, Guess and opt for brands like Juicy Couture for casual wear.
Since, I’m quite a bit into Indianwear,I prefer wearing my own designs. However, I bought a jacket and a pair of jeans by Narendra Kumar Ahmed and a top by Manish Arora recently.
I really like the madness in Arora’s collection and the cuts in Ahmed’s jackets!
For me, Indianwear should be traditional and Western wear must be 100% trendy!
I usually sport my own collection of Indianwear. However, for Western wear, I really like Sanchita Ajjampur’s collection. I’m very particular about cuts and lines and her line of clothes seems to fit in the bill.
I also do my Westernwear shopping in London, considering that it is my favourite hangout spot. I love the brands Moschino, MaxMara and Armani. In India, I really like Anamika Khanna’s collection as her clothes are very trendy!
Since designers tend to wear their own line of clothes more often, it is pretty hard to choose.
However, I’ve bought a Ritu Kumar mirror work top once. I usually find her clothes pretty loose, but this one seemed to fit me perfectly.
The prints and colour combinations were great as well. From Bangalore, I’ve bought two beautiful silk dresses from Jason Cherian’s collection. The treatment of silk, styling and the colours was just fantabulous.
Amongst international brands, I like Stella McCartney, Missoni and Max Azria’s designs!
Since I design for women; I have the liberty to buy different labels. In India, I really like the collections by Rajesh Pratap Singh, Karan Johar and Varun Bahl’s shirts and Rohit Bal.
They all have something interesting and unique to boast of. As far as international brands are concerned, Paul Smith is one of my favourites.
I’m more of a jeans and tee person and usually pick my casuals from Mumbai. However, in Bangalore, I’ve bought myself Manoviraj Khosla’s jackets.
They are pretty unique and the fabric is really good. His collection of waistcoats are also quite different. When it comes to buying jeans, True Religion is the brand that I usually opt for.
I predominantly choose to buy a lot from Rohit Gandhi and Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collections. I think they have some great clothes to offer.
What I really like about Rohit’s collection is the fit, which I think is phenomenal. On the other hand, Rajesh’s texturing on fabric is good.
And internationally, I chose to buy Ralph Lauren, Armani, Versace and Hugo Boss. For my jeans, True Religion is one of my most favourite brands!