In 2010 I decided to be a fashion designer.  Studying in a fashion school, in that environment was one of the most inspirational spaces I have been in. But that year also made me realise the effort and creativity designers put in  mastering the art. And one of the most important thing I learnt was adding a part of yourself in everything you create. Which Resulted in me feeling a whole new respect for designers. 

Collaboration with Anjali Wadhwani

Anjali Wadhwani is a Pune based fashion designer & has been on the fore-front of creating bespoke bridal, formal & semi-formal garments for over a decade now. Her design philosophy is inspired by vintage elements with contemporary styling.
Along with a recently launched flagship store in Pune, her label is now making its mark internationally. Anjali has recently started exhibiting her collection across key locations like New York/New Jersey & Florida within United States.

Design Process 

I was invited to meet Anjali last month to proceed with a collaboration. I was excited to learn that she would customise an outfit for me.  When I went over there three things initially struck me – Her beautiful and earthy design studio, Her humble personality & Her colourful and elegant collection displayed beautifully. Her collection included her – Indo Western Line, Luxury Pret Designs, Bridal Gowns & Wedding Collection.

 We sat down and instantly started talking about fashion around the world, Fashion on runways, how global and economic circumstances in a country affect fashion etc. We spoke about my personal style and what I was looking for. Customisation is her Forte. She went ahead and illustrated an exquisite design. 

    The Reveal 

Seeing a sketch and transforming that into a beautiful garment is the most exciting part of the design process. Indigo blue and silver sequins – The contrast of this colour scheme is turned out stunning. The slit adds so much edge to the outfit which makes it perfect to wear on different occasions since the bottoms can be styled differently. I paired this outfit with white pants and nude shoes to create a bight sky like combination. 

Its amazing to see how a designers creative vision aligns with a customers requirement. As for me, I genuinely admire her designs and look forward to flaunt more of – Anjali Wadhwani Couture. 

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– Aashna Bhagwani