Northeast is home to many talented designers, many of whom have worked day and night to create quality fashion labels but not all of them are getting the attention they deserve, and so we put together a list of labels based out of the region that every fashionista should know about –
The Closet Case
Shyamant Hazarika is the designer behind the label ‘The Closet Case’. His designs are feminine, modern and chic. We love that his designs are not over-the-top, they are subtle yet striking. We particularly like the short dresses because of their elegant cuts and pretty summer colours.
The Connect Studio
Very few are aware of this label based out of Nagaland. The store located in Dimapur not only stocks clothes for both men and women, they also have funky jewellery that you can try. The best thing about this label is that all their designs are subtle but smart.
If you are a fan of funky t-shirts then this is the label for you. Established in Gangtok, the label is aimed at a younger crowd, and offers printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. You can also get your hands on official USFC merchandise at their site.
PML started by selling beautiful handpicked vintage clothing but off late they have started their own exclusive PML Design Production as well which is great news for local fashionistas. The items are chic and trendy, and you can buy them through their Facebook page.
Richana Khumanthem started the label in 2014. The label’s tagline is ‘Mountains & Mist’; it gives buyers an insight into the inspiration the label derives from the mountains of the Northeast. The label stands out because the designer uses traditional textiles of Northeast India, and Manipur in particular, to create bold and fresh designs for the modern fashionista.