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The boys', as the twosome of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are known in the fashion circuit, can be considered among first names in that made it big, by way of success, attention, fame and hype. It is a creative alliance that exudes attitude and talent.
They were one of the first to display their creations at Harrods. Ever since, the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla show is a much awaited, though not so frequent event.
Though they lack in professional training, they push ethnic fashion to the limits, almost to the dictates of their fancies. No wonder they claim that they do not make garments, they make heirlooms.
Asli lives in Bali, Indonesia. Originally a bookbinder for the past 6 years she has been making clothes. Nearly all the pieces she designs and makes are unique.
She hand-crafts most of the pieces herself, from shaping the leather hide to inlaying stones, bones or silver pieces, but ably assisted by her tailors Saiful Rahman and Adi Warna Dewa. Whatever piece you decide on, you can be sure Asli will craft it for you with love and intention.
Bondi Beach, 1995. Two young jewellery deisgners see the lack of high quality stylish jewellery that represented the young and exciting culture around them. They set out to create cutting edge pieces that didn't break the bank and didn't sacrifice quality . . . and so BICO Australia began.
Always striving to be innovative and uncomparable to anything else in anything else in the market, BICO was quickly recognized for its originality. BICO Australia is now a global brand distributed to over 20 countries and worn on every continent but Antarctica. (They are working on that but if anyone is in the vicinity of Antarctica or are on the way, please take a BICO pendant with you and send them a photo.)
DUIWAIGH - [door-way] - noun
One of the few sites with numerous public domain photos and clip-art, hand drawings, photographs of modern day people in regions, etc. and most especially on numerous ancient civilizations:
"We are skilled artisans working primarily in leather. Our primary markets include renaissance and medieval festivals and shows, SciFi conventions, goth and fetish fashions and accessories, and the film and television industries, producing costumes, props and wardrobe accessories."
Karl is inspired by the beauty of natural skins and their unique intrinsic qualities. Throughout the design process he works very closely with a number of tanneries to develop new ideas and processes for each collection. Working in London has a huge influence on the styling and detailing. A pocket, a seam, a silhouette can all be inspired by the people of London or wherever Karl travels. The current collections focussed on the drape quality of the skins, folding and wrapping to create less structured shapes. Quilt detailing & knitted lambskin form an important part of the 2009/10 collection. A colour palette of anthracite, mineral, clay, bracken, bronze, Chablis and mink results in a sophisticated collection.
Revolutionized costume design and having introduced styling in films, made Manish Malhotra a household name.
Due to increase in demand for his clothes Manish Malhotra launched his label in June 2004. He is one of the first costume designers to get into mainstream and bridge the gap between films and fashion.
His label is known for a fusion of colors, style, and glamour. The label, MANISH MALHOTRA is known for contemporary yet traditional bridal wear. His clientele includes celebrities and style conscious people across the globe.
"Leom Designs is committed to authenticity.
It is a dream that has manifested itself into the realms of clothing, yet in its truth is beyond fashion and form. It is a disguise...to share creative essence...as we all need to make the most of this divine illusion we call reality.
It is my mission to bring to you quality clothing that makes you feel extremely comfortable in your truest, most real self."
Since 1996, They have been whittling their fine organic jewelry. Every hand-crafted beauty that they produce is blooming with a continuous wonder for the new, an excellence in quality, and an absolute devotion to your customer service. Their jewelry is designed for the non-stretched ear as well as those who have journeyed into the global expansion. They offer designs in exotic woods and post-consumer water buffalo horn, the most ornate filigrees of silver and gold, eye-popping stone, sea shell fit for a mermaid and eons of old fossilized mastodon ivory. They have something for every one, so choose what you like . . .
Each season, Za Dezign creates a signature collection of contemporary leather ware. Melbourne based designer Alexandra Crocker, ensures each accessory piece is as individual and unique as its owner, created to softly accentuate and sexily assert with a striking style.
Soft lines and bold forms feature on a Za Bustle or wide belt, alongside antique textile, a medieval buckle, saddlery stud and hardware..
While both ethically recycling and authentically Australian, Za Dezign honours the Emu, Barramundi, Kangaroo and Crocodile, to expand boundaries and evoke memories of our original landscape with beautiful and enduring designs.