Recently I launched my new FW2013 Collection of ready to wear “NY.NY” It was inspired by my first impressions of the great New York City. Dervla from Push the Talent was the perfect face for this collection…..loved her urban, downtownish and edgy look. Inspiration behind this collection… A sketch from this collection… Barbie Canada invited [...]
Apr 19th, 2013
Apr 5th, 2013
I was nominated for 2012 Ontario Premiers’ Award by my school Sheridan for outstanding achievement by recent graduates. The gala night was held at Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto on 26th Nov 2012. It was truly humbling experience, thank you so much Sheridan College. We were in the company of mighty talented people who have [...]
May 7th, 2012
My FW12 Collection of separates was inspired by my first fall in Toronto city. shortly after immigrating to Canada in 2004, we witnessed our first fall in this beautiful city. It was an experience beyond words….and felt like God filled this bucket with many warm hues and splashed it across the city. I and my [...]
May 7th, 2012
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Nov 29th, 2011
Nov 16th, 2011
Here are some images from behind the scene at LG Fashion Week F/W 2011, in Toronto. Biggest ever thanks to my darling husband Gaurav for being my show producer, my 10 year old son Zuv for putting the music together on Garage Band. My sincere thanks to Virginia Johnson and Rachel MacHenry for taking out time to come to my show and for all their love, kindness and support. Thanks to my friend Lana Filippone for all her help. Thanks to my Boss Melanie Egan for her encouragement and advice.
Finally, I would like to thank Robin Kay, President Fashion Design Council of Canada from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity. And a “big thank you” to the wonderful FDCC team.
Nov 15th, 2011
My arm and the weather, both seem to be getting a little better. Although too much work still hurts. Wanted to share the wonderful news with everyone that my Autobiographical portrait, “Chapter 2,Page1″ has been selected for an upcoming Exhibition at the Pearson Airport, International departure Lounge. I feel so happy and so honoured. The Exhibition starts from 16th of April to Oct 3rd 2011 and all the people flying out of the country can see it. We might be given permission to visit and see our work one of the days. Other Artists from Glass, ceramics and Jewellery are also having their work displayed. It’s a collaboration between Harbourfront Centre and University of Toronto. Here check out my piece….
Nov 9th, 2011
…..while I recover from my surgery and feel strong enough to start working on my next project, why not tell you about this interesting project I did some time back. It was for the Theatre. Based on the opera “Don Giovanni” and set in 1700′s about literature’s most famous womanizer, his victims and nemesis. It is sung in Italian and boasts of Mozart’s elegant scores. I chose to design a costume for the Don himself….he is cunning, charming, a lover, a heart breaker, smooth talker, murderer who has a motto “Who is faithful to one woman, is cruel to all others”.
I found the attributes of his character quite similar to this lizard I read about once “Gila Monster (pronounced as Heela Monster). Lizards are normally harmless and this one looks pretty much the same but actually is a deadly one…..can paralyze the hand that pets it….just like Don Giovanni…..innocent but totally poisonous. So I decided to give him a Gila Monster costume, I used split peas and vinyls to create warty and leathery textures…….I’ll let my sketch book do the rest of the talking….
Oct 10th, 2011
….wanted to share some pictures from the recently concluded The Clothing Show Fall 2010 in Toronto….my first ever show in Canada. I showed my collection of hand dyed and printed scarves. It was an extension of my Graduating line of clothing. Here check out some images…
People loved my booth a lot….got lots of comments in my comment book.