Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla I Aki
Narula I Arshiya Fakih I
Anuradha Vakil I Anamika Khanna
I Anita Dongre I
Anjana Bhargav I Anshu Arora Sen
I Aparna Jagdhari I Arjun
Khanna I Ashima & Leena Singh
I Ashish Soni I Azeem
Khan I Deepika Govind I
Hemant Trivedi I Jattin
Kochhar I JJ Valaya I Kiran
Uttam Ghosh I Krishna Mehta
I Lalit & Sunita Jalan I Lina
Tipnis I Manish Malhotra
I Manoviraj Khosla I Meera
and Muzaffar Ali I Mona & Pali
I Monisha Bajaj I Monisha
Jaising I Niki Mahajan I Payal
Jain I Poonam Bhagat I Priyadarshini
Rao I Puja Nayyar I Ranna
Gill I Rina Dhaka I Ritu
Beri I Ritu Kumar I Rocky
S I Rohit Bal I Rohit
Gandhi and Rahul Khanna I Shahab
Durazi I Shantanu & Nikhil
I Sangeeta Chopra I Savio
Jon I Tarun Tahiliani I Vandana
Roy I Vijay & Shobna Arora
Anuradha sees herself more as a revivalist of textile crafts
than as a 'fashion designer', simply because the base of her
designs are always traditional Indian textiles and in her
own small ways she contributes towards their preservation.
Her label Noor came in to being four years ago, out of her
passion for handlooms and now retails from Ogaan in New Delhi
and Kolkata, Melange in Mumbai, Ffolio in Bangalore, Madras
and Cochin and her own shop Noor in Ahmedabad.
She works mainly with hand woven natural fibre fabrics and
travels extensively in her search for the unusual and beautiful.
She works with master weavers and crafts people in most textile
centres, which range from Kalamkari hand painters in Kalahasthi,
Andhra Pradesh to Bandhani karigars in Mundra. Her designs
are timeless and are very simply cut, as the focus is always
on the textile, the weave, the print, the craft.
Anuradha designs for a woman who has a finely tuned sense
of aesthetics, someone who is as committed and passionate
about things created by hand. Predictably, she has a clientele
from the fields of arts, theatre and design. Being an ardent
lover of Indian classical music and kathak, she doesn't really
mind her clothes being labelled 'arty'. She prefers that her
clothes are worn by a selective few.
Every season, new collections are put together which are usually
based on a particular textile craft. Each of these comes after
months of intense travels and experiments and with sheer ingenuity
of her craftsmen.
Lately, the emphasis in her work has been on using vegetable
dyes in most craft traditions. With the world waking up to
the environment issues, these are so much more relevant today.