Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bhoomki

  •        In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.

Stargazer

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 Here are a few items from my
holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a
meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My
first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a
maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now.
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Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Bengali Girl

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 Bengali Girl is an ode to the
ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the
feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses
it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have
been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for
centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior
to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

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Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Ticket to Ikkat

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 This Spring 2010 collection
of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000
year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the
ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage
to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or
cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside
Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient
tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one
generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Bhoomki

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    In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.


Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

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Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Bhoomki

  •        In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Stargazer

  •       Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Bhoomki

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   In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand
called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned
from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working
conditions.  Our inaugural
collection - Cloud Messenger - consists
of just three styles of raincoats. 
Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled
plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment
District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in
India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection
from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great
tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

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    In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

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Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

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    In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

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 The Fall/Winter collection,
Novella, is my fashion story of
Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes
provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and
embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in
travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences
in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft
velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting;
warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and
herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that
evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic
slacks.  Novella sold across the
United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Stargazer

  •       Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Bhoomki

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    In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit  www.bhoomki.com .

In March 2012, I’m launching a new ethical fashion brand called Bhoomki that focuses on small quantity collections luxuriously fashioned from high quality organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics produced in humane working conditions.  Our inaugural collection - Cloud Messenger - consists of just three styles of raincoats.  Engineers in South Carolina wove organic cotton and fibers from recycled plastic bottles for our fabric shell, and assembly took place in NYC’s Garment District. After spending years sourcing textiles and producing clothes in India, I wanted to experience firsthand what’s required to make a collection from start to finish in America.  The result is three timeless coats with an emphasis on great tailoring and fit, and a low carbon footprint.  For more information, visit www.bhoomki.com.


Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Ticket to Ikkat

  •       This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

This Spring 2010 collection of dresses features the cotton and silk saris of Orissa, India, home to a 2000 year-old history of Ikkat weaving. The woven motifs of the fabrics feature the ubiquitous triangular temple borders, and the bhomkai chakras, an homage to the great Sun temple of Konark. All dresses are made of 100% silk and/or cotton and have been sourced from textile cooperatives outside Bhubhaneshwar.  These weaving centers ensure the survival of this ancient tradition and support the artisans who pass the torch of their craft from one generation to the next.

Novella

  •       The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

The Fall/Winter collection, Novella, is my fashion story of Indian historical and Western literary influences. Neo-Victorian silhouettes provide a backdrop for hand-woven textile prints, pairings of wools, silks and embroidery. The kind of woman I envision wearing these clothes is interested in travel, history and the sophisticated expression of cross-cultural experiences in her personal style. The result is: long quilted coats of Italian wool; soft velvet and corduroy coats lined with indigo dyed block-printed cotton quilting; warm, wool dresses with empire waists and tiny cap sleeves; button-up wool and herringbone suits with velvet paneling; and blouses with distinctive cuts that evoke traditional Indian attire worn with knee-length skirts or classic slacks.  Novella sold across the United States in Fall 2006.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Shift

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by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian
block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida
near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees
receive fair wages and are paid overtime. 






  
  
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Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection, Shift, a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Stargazer

  •       Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Stargazer

  •       Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Shift

  •       Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection,   Shift,   a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection, Shift, a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Bengali Girl

  •       Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of  garad  silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Bengali Girl is an ode to the ageless elegance and ancient textiles of West Bengal, India. It recalls the feminine, modern glamour of 1950s black-and-white Bollywood cinema, and infuses it with colors inspired by nature’s bountiful landscape. Bengali weavers have been hand-weaving the silks and linens featured in this collection for centuries. The production of garad silk was at a standstill prior to the launch of Bengali Girl for the Spring/Summer 2006 season.  

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Shift

  •       Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection,   Shift,   a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection, Shift, a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Stargazer

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 Here are a few items from my
holiday 2003 line  Stargazer , a
meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My
first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a
maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now.
The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery
techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces
were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Here are a few items from my holiday 2003 line Stargazer, a meditation on the idea that we must look ahead while remembering our past. My first collection! Stargazer conjures a flapper on the starship enterprise, a maritime astronaut, a kiss between the past and present, an expression of now. The collection consists of antique temple sari silks, brocades and embroidery techniques evoking classic elegance and modern sophistication. These pieces were cut and sewn in my studio in Pune, India in 2003.

Belle Khadi

  •        Belle Khadi  features cooperative fabrics like  tussar  silk,  ikkat  and  Matpalli  cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Belle Khadi features cooperative fabrics like tussar silk, ikkat and Matpalli cotton, hand woven in villages in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. During India’s struggle for independence, freedom fighters wore khadi – a Hindi word for hand-made -- woven from homespun yarn to boycott colonial textiles. American boutiques hung Belle Khadi on their racks during the Spring/Summer 2004 season.

Shift

  •       Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection,   Shift,   a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.

Here’s a small sampling of my Spring/Summer 2007 collection, Shift, a colorful line of dresses and tops featuring the comfort of modal jersey. These effortlessly elegant and easy to wear pieces draw from a color palette inspired by the American Southwest, and feature hand embroidery and traditional Indian block prints, magnified and silk-screened by hand.  We assembled these pieces in a fair trade factory in Noida near New Delhi, India with comfortable working conditions where employees receive fair wages and are paid overtime.