#RElanELLEGraduates19: Six gen-next accessories designers on our radar
Meet the nominees of the 'accessories' category at R-Elan ELLE Graduates 2019
As we gear up for our fashion awards, the R-Elan ELLE Graduates 2019 that honours upcoming Indian designers, take a look at the homegrown jewellery labels that are nominated this year:
Self-taught designer Bhavya Ramesh’s label will appeal to free-spirited souls. The handcrafted silver jewellery is inspired by tribal, gypsy and rock ‘n’ roll cultures. Think sitar-shaped earrings and honey bee-shaped rings.
Aditi Sharma went from being an interior designer to designing jewellery, and her pieces reflect that. The pieces take from architecture—combining concrete with zari, with an emphasis on geometric patterns.
Kansya, meaning ‘queen’s metal’ in Sanskrit and ‘to be grateful’ in Japanese, is all about contemporary designs and age-old techniques. All the pieces are handmade, and designer Radhika Kishorpuria is inspired by art, culture and architecture.
Designer Kichu Dandiya’s label features plenty of statement pieces such as the bisonhead neckpiece, snake charm earrings and eagle ring. Kichu’s aesthetics draw from various ethnicities to create a modern visual.
Sahil Nandal’s label takes inspiration by the aesthetics of Japanese fine jewellery, which finds representation in cherry blossom-shaped rings and earrings with a Japanese skyline. The most unique thing about Mirakin, however, is its use of 3-D printing technique to create unique, custom pieces.
Designer Varnika Arora’s eponymous brand often incorporates a variety of semi-precious gemstones. From classic staples to modern designs, the pieces are handcrafted keeping everyday wear in mind.