A promising designer in the making
So, we will be speaking about a promising designer in the making. The Ikali studio was launched back in April 2016 in Dimapur, Nagaland. The face behind Ikali Studio is the ace designer Ikali Sukhalu. Ikali is a fashion graduate from Wigan and Leigh, Mumbai and after that, she did fashion business from the London College of Fashion. While many young designers focus on the Avante Garde in the fashion industry, Ikali has some really unique in mind.
Despite all the opportunities in the world, Ikali chose to move back to her native place and experiment with her traditional fashion. She managed to redefine the traditional naga fashion into urban style. The most famous creation being the cute naga dolls. The whole business that Ikali build in Nagaland was based on the ever-evolving art of embroidery. Moreover, these are the signs of a promising designer in the making, they never forget the roots!
Speaking of achievements, Ikali was amongst the top 5 women achievers awardees at the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) in 2017. Before that, Ikali has been conferred with North East Academy of Performing arts Designer Award and Best group designer award in the naturally dyed fabric category. All the achievements and the vision definitely make her the promising designer in the making. She even got international recognition as she got to showcase her work at the New York Couture Week in the year 2014.
Ikali Studio boast of the hand embroidered stuff which never goes out of style. The Naga dolls can be the best gift for anyone anyday! The even more interest thing in their collection is the alluring keychains and handmade bracelets. If you are visiting Nagaland and need a souvenir, there can’t be anything better than these! One thing that attracted us all the most was the use of colors. Keeping in mind the season, the colors were kept so soothing and calming.
Need a little peaceful piece for your reading corner? Try the hand embroidered cushion cover. Every piece in the studio speaks volumes about the knowledge, affection for the art and simplicity put in the best possible ways. Good news for the brides is also there as Ikali’s Studio is also taking up the made to order/measure bridal gowns and couture. Extremely amazing lace and embroidery work will make you a classic for your special day!
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