LIFT: Luxury Indian Fashion Tour Comes to Michigan in Partnership with Taj Cottage
It’s an exciting time for the Michigan fashion community! The weather is warming up and the calendar is filling up with exciting in-person fashion events coming this spring and summer of 2022.
LIFT: Luxury Indian Fashion Tour will be showcasing their Bridal collection in several major cities in the USA, including Detroit, Mi on April 24, 2022 in collaboration with Michigan fashion designer Rachna Chandra and her brand, Taj Cottage.
The tour is bringing a Spring and Summer Bridal collection to the April 24th event which will include men’s resort wear and fine jewelry for both men and women. The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Best Western Premier located at 26555 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, Mi.
This will be the first Indian luxury brand expo in the city of Detroit, which will be attended by brides and their families from Midwest states and beyond.
LIFT: Luxury Indian Fashion Tour Featured Designers
From simplicity to royalty, Neeta Lulla has it all to her. Neeta Lulla has been one name that has been prevalent in the industry for two decades now. The designer has been an active contributor in giving the actors a look to die for. Her designs have not only been recognized in India but have also acquired great acclaim globally. The designer has made a niche for herself, creating the costumes of the era long lost. The challenge to create designs for high-profile and larger-than-life movies like Jodha Akhbar and Devdas has been very well met by Neeta Lulla, who tuned them to the richness and charismatic period of the movies. In keeping with the true essence of ‘Indian at Heart’, her collections combine contemporary silhouettes with heritage textiles and traditional embroidery techniques.
Kunal Rawal is a Menswear designer who started his career in 2006 after graduating from London College of Fashion and was one of the youngest designers in India
to take on individual feature film projects. Following consistent success as a costume designer and stylist in the Hindi film industry, he launched his namesake label,
Kunal Rawal. It is a luxury Indian contemporary brand that has become popular for its non-conformist and multi-functional approach toward design. The brand’s
embroidery techniques such as French knots, appliquéing, pleating, metallic work, to name a few, have garnered recognition within the Indian fashion circuit and beyond. Experimental design aesthetic combined with the designer’s expansive knowledge of the Indian market has resulted in strong brand positioning for the Label.
For Anju Modi, designing clothes is a way of life, which makes her the epitome of the fashion industry. Her designs are an inspiration for veteran designers as well as those aspiring to be. Anju Modi’s outfits seamlessly blend traditional Indian handicrafts of yesteryears with a modern appeal. The 27-year-old label, Anju Modi, exhibits contemporary splendor that takes inspiration from India’s diverse cultures. The theme of which is to rewind the cycle of life and offer fashion that is retro and true to its roots. One of the very few, she has been a key contributor to the design diaspora through elusive and dedicated revival of age-old craftsmen techniques, which are now long forgotten. Her work with the modernization of traditional crafts like Chanderi Weaving, Kota Fabrics, Varanasi Zari work, and Bandhani printing, has been at the core of the label, serving a niche market that she has created. Her recent collaboration with Bollywood feature films like Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani has earned her applause from around the globe.
Shyamal and Bhumika
Shyamal and Bhumika seek inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and culture that is over five thousand years old. Using fashion as a medium to connect a global audience to the intricately crafted Indian artisanship their unmistakable style results from a perfect balance between tradition and modernity. The brand remains faithful to its vision of taking ‘India to the World’ using fashion as a medium to connect their niche social media following of global audience to the intricately crafted Indian handwork. Their unmistakable style results from a perfect balance between tradition and modern aesthetics. The brand has successfully established a worldwide presence with its distinctive style and timeless designs. In a bid to preserve traditional art and craft practices from extinction, and keep the Indian heritage alive and active, Shyamal & Bhumika employ, empower and nurture numerous artisans from around the country.
Gaurav Gupta is one of the leading fashion designers in the country who has dressed the crème de la crème of Bollywood in his Avant-garde couture. It is a well-established fact that Gaurav Gupta is the torchbearer for a modern take on classic Indian bridal wear. The forward-thinking designer blurs boundaries between fantastical, mythological, and natural elements to create couture that can be best described as art. He is, after all, designing for the present-day Indian bride who isn’t afraid of pushing sartorial boundaries. Gupta’s design language is one-of-a-kind, and
instantly recognizable in a crowd.
Samant Chauhan’s label is clean-cut, simple, and basic, but each look that the garments achieve goes way back to the yarn stage with quite a Samant Chauhan’s label is clean-cut, simple and basic, but each look that the garments achieve goes way back to the yarn stage with quite a few treatments done to the yarns and fabrics. Samant is a Delhi-based designer who works with hand-woven Indian textiles. His work stands out among other Samant Chauhan’s label is clean-cut, simple, and basic, but each look that the garments achieve goes way back to the yarn stage with quite a few treatments done to the yarns and fabrics. Samant is a Delhi-based designer who works with hand-woven Indian textiles. His work stands out among other designers because of this uniqueness. The colors in his collection remain very
rustic and earthy which capture the essence of nature. He believes in creating a legacy and that luxury is quite exclusive, you can pass it down to your generations. When it comes to customer experience, Samant Chauhan’s mission is to give the customers the chance to make orders of high quality and to get the best products in return.
Soltee has become the epitome of fusion fashion with magnificent pieces that leave you wanting more. Sulakshana Monga, the woman behind Soltee who since 1989 has been offering the woman of today, her unique designs, handcrafted elegant pieces of art. Based on global concepts to catering women across for their ‘Femininity, Delicacy & Intricacy’. It has indeed been a long consistent journey to invite diversified cultures of women from different worlds. Inspired by a desire to bring out an individual’s intrinsic beauty, the finest fabrics and trims are well researched and selected, with each garment being constructed by hand. Always with a respect for old-world craftsmanship, but still always incorporating new ideas. Providing an exquisite array of designs rooted in a mysterious elegance, long, fluid fabrics are fashioned into pieces of timeless antiquity perfect for women of all cultures and eras.
Designers Simar Duggal and Stotarm will also be participating in the day-long event.
Indian Jewelry Designers in Participation:
● Renu Oberoi Fine Jewels
● Renuka Fine Jewels
● Anaqa – Destination Jewelry
● Rabta – Destination Jewelry
Guests are welcome to attend to exclusively shop the luxury jewelry brands mentioned above, network with the industry’s finest and most respected, and enjoy fashion shows featuring the most luxurious Indian bridal attire on the market today. This event is in partnership with Taj Cottage of Farmington Hills, Mi.