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Padma Lakshmi in THEIA Couture for amfAR New York Gala

Padma Lakshmi stunned in a fuchsia crepe gown from THEIA Couture’s Spring 2016 collection and an Edie Parker clutch, at the amfAR Gala in New York City on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She’s a well known Indian-American actress, model, author, television host (popularly known for Bravo’s “Top Chef”), executive producer, and philanthropist. The sleeveless, v-neck, racer-back, […]

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FIT Museum’s "Fairy Tale Fashion" Showcases Prominent Indian Designers

By Zainab Koli In a land far far away, in a special exhibition at The Museum at FIT, there is a world where fairy tales come to life. This “Fairy Tale Fashion” exhibit, organized by associate curator Colleen Hill and on display until April 16, 2016, draws a connection between the magical gowns that grace […]

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Ramp With A Cause: Charity Fashion Show for the Clean India Mission

Two of India’s finest womenswear designers, Priya Chhabria from Mumbai and Agnimitra Paul from West Bengal, came to Houston last month to initiate awareness and raise charitable funds for “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” (Clean India Mission), a national campaign launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2014. The campaign aims to: eliminate open defecation […]

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Mumbai and New Delhi Emerging as Global Fashion Capitals

By Zainab Koli The culturally rich Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi have emerged as global fashion capitals and the world is taking notice. Paris, New York, London, and Milan are no longer the only only cities in the limelight of international fashion. In an exhibition on The Global Fashion Capitals at The Museum at […]

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Neelam Gill for Abercrombie & Fitch

The 20-year-old British model, Neelam Gill (formerly Neelam Johal) stands at 5’10” and is originally from Coventry, but has since moved to London. She’s been having a major moment in fashion, ever since her 2013 debut as the first South Asian model to star in a Burberry advertising campaign. As of recent, she’s walked the […]

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Modern Edge for Fall: Bollywood Meets Fashion Week

From Alexander McQueen to Jean Paul Gaultier, for decades designers from all over the world have embraced the rich culture of India. Although the traditional brightly colored sari is the piece of clothing most universally associated with Indian fashion, there is so much more. Cutting-edge Indian fashion designers are gaining acclaim, and celebrity clients out […]

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Highlights from Amazon India Fashion Week’s SS16 Collections

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) recently showcased Spring/Summer 2016 collections from 115 designers during its five days of shows, as part of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW), in association with Maybelline. Formed in 1998, the FDCI is an independent, nonprofit organization based in New Delhi that works with Indian fashion designers to promote […]

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Four Faces to Watch 2014

2013 has been a very visible year for South Asian-Americans in the mainstream, but four new faces have made big news in the world of beauty and fashion. You’ve probably seen their photos on billboards and on the television. Now, find out a little more about who they are. Nina Davuluri Miss America Nina made […]

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Houston Fashion Week Kickoff at Alex Rodriguez Mercedes Benz

By Zeb Mamsa October 3, 2013, Houston, TX:  This year’s Houston Fashion Week kickoff was hosted at Alex Rodriguez Mercedes Benz showroom in League City. It was a very fashionable evening with beautiful cars and beautiful people as the local and international designers showcased designs inspired by futuristic and new wave elements. Victor Quinteros, Brand […]

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