Chikky Goenka, the force behind Travelling Trunk|Made in Bengal is bringing together, for the first time, a posse of over 15 talented designers from the east {who’ve made it big around the world} to showcase their stunning designs and rich craftsmanship in Delhi at NIMAI.

And we’re picking our five favourites to give you a glimpse of what you can find there.

Kallol Datta

Kalol DattaWith his eponymous label, Kallol Datta has brought on a wave of ethno-grunge dressing to the fashion forefront. He has quite a few accomplishments in his kitty—a showcase of his Autumn Winter 2012 line ‘x o x o’ at the Mercedes Fashion Week in Berlin, and a solo art show at the Harrington Streets Arts Centre constitute a small portion of those.

Shades of bold greens and pristine ivories, indigenous fabrics like cottons, silks, crepes, and chiffons, plus lots of gathers, pleats, and asymmetric looks make up his Spring Summer 2016 collection, Impasse, and we suggest you check it out at the Travelling Trunk.

Sneha Arora

Sneha AroraAn alumnus of NIFT Kolkata, Sneha Arora started her eponymous label in 2011 which builds on her love for androgyny. We love the way they combine classic silhouettes with avant-garde detailing, structure with flowy drapes, and modernity with a little bits of vintage. The midi dresses and the pantsuits are what we’d like to get our hands on right away.

Eshaani Jayswal

EshaaniWith a special inclination towards Indian bridal wear, Eshaani Jayaswal takes her inspiration from the ancient Baroque movement and Fresco as an art form and puts the two together very effectively through the use of appliques and brocade in her collections.

If you’re looking for something that’s not too Indian, her Spring Summer 2016 collection, Iron Fairies, will not disappoint.

Debashri Samanta

DebaThis Bengal import has started her eponymous label, Debashri Samanta, which is an all hand-woven clothing line with no place for digital prints. She makes use of rich and intricate weaves on simple handlooms to create pieces that are edgy, playful, and lean a little bit on the futuristic side—perfect for the New-Age Indian woman. And interestingly, for each of her garments, the silhouette is first thought of, after which the design gets hand-woven according the cut decided upon.

We especially love the interesting cuts at the back of some of the dresses!

Nupur Kanoi

11961_649205141772110_1538647801_111A NIFT Kolkata alumnus and former stylist & fashion writer at Verve Mumbai, Nupur Kanoi loves playing with embroideries, surface texturing, and global craft, which give the pieces in her collection a certain kind of richness. This is the designer you should check out at Travelling Trunk if you have a wedding or even a festive occasion you need to dress up for.

When: Mar 30 – 31

Where: NIMAI, 416, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas or Green Park

Timings: 11am – 8pm

Contact: 011 64300113

Find out more here.

This story is in partnership with Travelling Trunk|Made in Bengal.