Pallavi Jaikishan celebrates her long tryst in the fashion industry, showcasing her classic designs in association with Royal Fables… HOT takes a look…
45 years is a long time… and in the short-lived world of fashion, it takes talent to continue enthralling customers with newer designs. Having debuted in 1970 in the Fashion Industry, Pallavi Jaikishan launched her label at Paraphernalia, a lifestyle store at Peddar Road decades ago. She did not have any formal training in design….but, was versed with the knowledge of bead embroidery, passed on by her mother. This proved to be a great starting point, when she entered the world of fashion.
Her strong aesthetic inclination led her to build a successful career in fashion design. The celebrated designer became part of the Lakme Fashion Week for the first time in August 2012, after working in the fashion industry for nearly forty years.
Exquisite, opulent wedding ensembles for many celebrities and socialites…yes, that’s her forte! “45 years in couture has been a very enriching experience and a wonderful journey for me. What’s been amazing is the different kinds of women I’ve met of various ages, from the apprehensive bride, the excited bridesmaids, the supportive mothers and even the wilful girls who know what they exactly want. Many families call me to alter their heirloom pieces so that they can be worn for weddings of sons and daughters. I feel proud to be a part of such legacies” said Jaikishan, talking about her career.
Jaikishan realised the demand for a prêt line in addition to custom outfits and has since retailed prêt outfits in khadi and mulmul. These fabrics are perfect for the hot Indian climate because they are light and comfortable. Pallavi Jaikishan’s timeless garments include Saris, Lehengas and Kurta’s that are created as family heirlooms to be passed on from one generation to the next.
Jaikishan presented her fashion show this month in association with Royal Fables, a must-attend event that presents some of the most iconic design bastions of regal India. Reborn in a contemporary, design forward language under the caring tutelage of royal scions, Royal Fables showcases the various creative and indulgent life-style forums of regal heritage.
It is said that creativity has no boundaries… Apart from designing outfits, Pallavi Jaikishan is also well known for designing menus, settings and upholstery! Also, on the cards is a book about fashion… watch this space for more!