Band, Baaja, Buy: 6 Kolkata Designers All Brides {And Grooms} Need To Check Out For D-Day

    Anamika Khanna

    Anamika Khanna

    Mallik Bazar, Kolkata

    Think embellished capes, long jackets, draped trousers, gowns and lehengas. Khanna is one of India’s most celebrated Indian fashion designers and is known for the use of exquisite fabrics, different techniques and embellishments like zardozi, gota, dori work, silver metal, tassels and beadwork. Khanna retails through Harrods and over 300 specialty retail stores worldwide.

    Check out her website for more.

    Kiran Uttam Ghosh

    Kiran Uttam Ghosh

    Ballygunge, Kolkata

    From drapes, tops, and cocoon dresses to saris, dhotis, shararas and pyjamas and scarves, her 2017 line is dramatic. The tones are metallic {bronze, copper} and deep jeweled like wine. Ghosh does layered ensembles and separates.

    Check out her collection on her Facebook page here.

    Kallol Dutta

    Dutta’s clothes are  ethno-grunge — they are free-flowing and refreshingly shapeless sometimes with no shoulders, front or back. Sometimes the waist is not thinner than the shoulders. Sometimes he uses cotton and silk, often reclaimed from waste or adds a layer of plastic film to the fabric. Check out his Facebook page for more.

    Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    Sabyasachi

    Ballygunge, Kolkata

    Sabyasachi has become synonymous with high-end bridal wear with couture extravagance, so much so that the brand has a separate bridal line and an Instagram handle that has images of real brides {check it out here}. He even uses Insta to share images of his new line. And went digital in 2016 withan Insta couture show — the Firdaus collection. You can read more about it here. Check out the Facebook page here.

    Dev R Nil

    The designer duo Debarghya Bairagi and Navonil Das do a line of  contemporary clothing with interesting textures and prints and redo traditional Indian textiles with embroidery – for instance think appliqué work made to look like Bengali jamdani and ikats recreated as embroidery. Check out the collection here.

    Shantanu Goenka

    Lace, lots of flowers and shades of lilac, pale blues, old rose, and yellows — Goenka’s line showcases a fairy-tale like look with embroideries, pearls and Swarovski crystals, zardosi and, resham, gota-work. Check out the collections on the Facebook page here.