Swimwear in India is synonymous with this eponymous label Shivan & Narresh.
The duo behind the luxury swimwear brand, has brought not only what was considered a taboo in India, but also changed the mindset of most Indians towards the 2 piece swimwear.
Rumor has it that they have Lady Luck and Mr.Destiny on their speed dial, of course Talent and Modern Aesthetics are their bum chums, together this little jing-bang have created an uproar in the Fashion Industry in India.
They have spearheaded with what they thought India was ready for(much against what most people thought was impossible), and launched their luxury Swimwear brand in 2010, initially in Italy (where they ‘mastered’ their talent), followed by their studio and store in Delhi,India, and finally celebrating their store launch in Tinsel Town, Mumbai, this year.
What I found fascinating were the copyrights for the Bikini Sari© and Kaftan Sari©, I just wonder why no one thought of it before!
The official swimwear partners for Pantaloons Femina Miss India, and being stocked across TAJ and LEELA Kempinski resorts, these guys have pretty much embedded their stars on the Fashion Walk of Fame in India,and caused quite a stir internationally too.
I have had the pleasure of knowing the boys since my school days in NIFT, and saying that we go a long way back is an understatement, however they launched the label when I was living overseas, so you could just imagine my excitement (and pride)sitting in the front row of my friends turned-designer sensation.
The latest Resort ’12/13 EQUUS collection’s show was a what I would call an initiator of a Twitter Trend Topic, and so it was,starting with the Green laser beaming across the audience and the models.The collection inspired by folk equestrian tales, represented by mixing fabrics of various sheen and opulence, and braiding and tassels of the royal horse’s decoration, the collection oozed seductive glory. Hand louvered jersey gave away the duo’s attention to detail and perfection.
You can get in touch with Shivan & Narresh on their website and their facebook page here.
Love, Di xx
Shivan & Narresh’s Cruise Resort ’12/13 EQUUS
Image: Shivan & Narresh