The Calcutta Chromosome : Lakme Fashion Week 2015

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Fashion week kicked off with designer Sabyasachi showing off site at Mumbai’s Richardson & Cruddas workshop and will end with Anamika Khanna at Bhau Daji Lad museum. In between we had Kiran Uttam Ghosh who returned to LFW after eight years.

All three are well known Calcutta based designers -the sort whose work you could hand down the generations.

There are many more- Kallol Datta, Abhishek Datta, Komal Sood, Sneha Aurora, Soumitra Mondal are some of the names that keep cropping up at shows and Mumbai stores.

I wrote about Hyderabad becoming a hub for designers in an earlier bog.

Calcutta has been a hub much longer and it begs the question -is it the cities that create the space for designers to cluster or is it the designers that lend a creative aura to cities?

Antwerp known for its diamond trade and Palanpuri Jains became famous for the Antwerp…

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