London-based designer, Shakila Thebe, who recently post-graduated MA from Central Saint Martins and studied BA at London College of Fashion(2017) has organized a one-day free workshop called “The Open Workshop”  with a fellowship of her collaborate and promoter Nawal Rai from Parcha Productions at Botanist, Kathmandu on 1st May. The workshop conducted was 6 hours long, from 10 am to 3 pm. The workshop with small funding fees was designed to bring all the fashion students as well as professionals to partake and participate in one space so as to obtain some insights, and knowledge and to equally share their own creative ideas. Shakila relaunched her brand through the CSM MA collection amid the lockdown in 2022.  Shakila calls her seminal collection “Disrupted Immigrant” because she considers it to be a visual celebration of a dislocated immigrant, focusing on the juxtaposition between pre-existing clothes and the ephemeral nature of diaspora identities.

Oriental spin on fall dressing

October 25, 2019 10:09 am

Orient fashion as a trend is nothing new but it isn’t a style that many consider to be fashionable. And it can be quite tricky to get it right as well. But 21-year-old Ojaswi Shrestha, stylist and designer based in Kathmandu, claims that oriental fashion is very stylish and can really up your dressing game.

Christian Siriano, who won Season 4, mentors the aspiring designers. Designer Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth and original cast member Nina Garcia serve as judges. The winning designer will receive $250,000 — a boost from $100,000.


December 7, 2018 08:23 am

It might not seem like men have a lot to choose from when it comes to clothing – especially wedding or party clothing. But Bibek Upadhyay, stylist and designer at Outlook Fashion Hub, states that with subtle alterations and the right styling anyone can make the most basic formal wear or wedding wear look trendy, chic, and distinctive. Here, he guides us through the appropriate, modern and stylish way men can dress themselves while attending wedding functions or any other formal event that requires them to look prim and proper.

The designer with a dream

September 7, 2018 08:02 am

Fashion designer Suchina Shrestha believes that good clothes equals to good life, and she’s all set to give the residents of Kathmandu a sample of that life through her designs. Although it has been just three months since she launched the outlet for her brand ‘Suchi Designs’, Shrestha is not a newbie in the fashion industry. She has been involved in fashion designing for more than four years now and claims that she has realized that this is her one true calling in life, and that she is determined to pursue it against all odds.

KANSAS CITY, June 22: Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18: Malaysian police seized 284 boxes containing designer handbags and dozens of bags filled with cash and jewellery from a private residence linked to former prime minister Najib Razak on Friday morning.

Aspiring Fashion Designer

March 25, 2018 08:51 am

Certificate cannot define your talent unless you have skills to sell it. Manis Joshi, 21, an aspiring and young fashion designer believed the same when he was at the point of initiating his career in fashion designing.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Kathmandu based fashion and textile designer Anu Shrestha has spent nearly 18 years refining her craft of hand painting silk pieces. Now her designs are set to get a new home under ‘Kallisto Designs’, Shrestha’s recently launched – and very first – clothing and accessories brand.