The Stylista Original label has an exciting mix of on-trend styles and best-selling silhouettes. From chic evening dresses to graphic printed pants, we've got something for every fashionable girl's closet
What started as a stitch-free swimwear line launched in Cannes in 2006, went on to become India’s first luxury swimwear brand. Shivan & Narresh are the first Indian designers to actively make swimwear and resort wear a part of the Indian woman’s wardrobe. Known for their innovative cuts and bold use of colour, the lycra sari and bikini sari are two landmark creations from the brand that epitomises this designer duo’s vision for resortwear in India. Everyone from Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra to Nargis Fakhri and Kangana Ranaut have worn their garments on magazine covers and red carpet events, making Shivan & Narresh one of India’s most coveted young designer labels for the well-travelled and sexy Indian woman.
The reigning queen of quirky prints and desi chic designs, Masaba Gupta is one of India’s most loved young designers. She has built her eponymous brand into a booming label since making her debut in 2009. Today, along with running her House of Masaba label, she is also the youngest Fashion Director for Satya Paul. With the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor often spotted in her creations, Masaba has come a long way in a fairly short span, and revolutionised the way we view kitschy prints in India.
One half of indie electro rock band Shaa’ir + Func, the multifaceted Monica Dogra is a musician, actor, writer and now, also a designer. A classically trained singer, versatility is her middle name. There is a certain charm in her individualistic personality, and her drive to discover newer thresholds is undeniably her biggest strength. Her interests vary from music to movies, dance, contemporary art and books. For Monica, it isn’t about being a star; it’s about doing what she loves and believes in.
Nishka Lulla has been privy to the workings of the Indian fashion industry ever since she can remember. A fashion blueblood, she has gradually surpassed expectations that come with being the daughter of veteran designer Neeta Lulla. Since her debut in 2009, she has enjoyed a dream run in the fashion industry, growing as a designer with a young, fresh palette and an evolving silhouette. Her celebrity clientele includes some of Bollywood’s biggest names, including Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Kajol, Sonakshi Sinha and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Designer, author, teacher, art enthusiast, world traveler – Wendell Rodricks is a multifaceted creative persona. Having trained in Los Angeles and Paris, he established his eponymous label in 1990. Hailed as the master of minimalism in India, he is renowned for his Zen simplicity, impeccably cut fabrics and beautifully stark silhouettes. His celebrity clientele include Sonia Gandhi, Angelina Jolie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Meg Ryan and Malaika Arora Khan.
Rinku Dalamal’s eponymous label was established in 1998 when, as an enthusiastic graduate of FIT New York she embarked on her journey in fashion. Her design sensibility stems from a unique mix of Western and Eastern influences. Rinku’s forte is exotic resortwear, in which she blends sensuous silhouettes and striking prints. Her signature line showcases kaftans, tunics, shirts and jumpsuits in a vivid colour palette with unusual embellishments highlighting the fabrics and drapes.
Quintessentially Indian in aesthetic, the Priyadarshini Rao woman is earthy, sensual and free-spirited. It’s no wonder then that the designer occupies such a privileged position in the Indian fashion firmament. A regular at fashion weeks across the country since 2004, she has two flourishing labels, including her designer label Priyadarshini Rao and the prêt label Mineral. Her signature silhouettes are flattering and easy to wear, and have a loyal fan following among actresses like Vidya Balan and Tabu.
A graduate of NIFT, Tanya has modelled for some of the biggest Indian designers before debuting her label GaGa in 2011. Her clothes are a dynamic juxtaposition of traditional Indian motifs, themes and embroideries with contemporary designs. Breathable fabrics, easy silhouettes and pop colours are a big part of her collections. Celebrities like Sona Mohapatra and Anushka Manchanda are loyal clients and have worn her unique creations both on and off the red carpet.
A graduate of NIFT and NID, Yogesh Chaudhary made his debut in 2011 to much critical acclaim and success. His unique understanding of fabrics, prints and silhouettes makes him a young designer to reckon with. He has already won a number of awards and accolades and is a favourite with fashion editors across the country. Actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Chitrangdha Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez and Monica Dogra are often spotted in his designs.