Cuckoo For Colour is the creative outlet for London based emerging artist Aparna Ram. After nearly a decade in the Investment industry working in traditional asset management and with social entrepreneurs, she is now pursuing her creative passions full time.

Aparna creates her illustrations in multimedia using watercolour, gauche, and ink, occasionally adding sequins and glitter embellishments to create customised illustrations for a range of international clients. Indian brides have commissioned colourful portraits of themselves in watercolour. Furthermore, boutiques have requested Cuckoo For Colour’s illustrations of their in-house designs. Her interpretations of Indian fashion designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Anushree Reddy’s creations have won many admirers on Instagram.

Cuckoo For Colour’s account is a mix of both Aparna’s artistic talents and her keen eye for photography. However it is her love of fashion and watercolours that make for a popular combination.

Gina Brar is a luxury women’s label specialising in Asian clothing. Gina launched her eponymous label in 2015 with a desire to create clothes centering on modern elegance and effortless glamour. Adding a touch of luxury to every occasion, the label offers unique and feminine designs, mixing contemporary digital prints with a traditional sentiment.

Created with a confident, contemporary woman in mind, Gina’s signature style embraces bold prints, intricate embellishments and a feminine touch. Designed to imbue confidence and fun, each of the garments are designed to be worn with ease and to make you feel fabulous in pieces you will truly treasure.

Quality is intrinsic to Gina Bara and every piece is exclusively ‘Made in England’ at her in-house atelier, using beautiful silks & trims. Everything is luxury, from the hand picked silks used to create our garments to the delicate wrappings they will arrive in, guaranteeing a shopping experience like no other.

Bespoke and made-to-measure services are offered, so whether you would like an alteration to an existing style or to have a garment designed especially for you, they are happy to create the perfect style just for you. Visit the ‘made for you’ category on the website for more information on these services.

Jyoti Chandhok is a London based brand that signifies an eclectic fusion of traditional charm and contemporary couture generating alluring, one of a kind handiwork. Jyoti Chandhok’s passion for, and her exposure to fine embroideries and fabrics came from an early age. Being born and brought up in Lucknow – a town well renowned for its fine and varied workmanship. Her work reflects the understanding of ancient Indian designs with the innovative use of traditional crafts to create a modern interpretation of what is a classic tale of timeless elegance.

Jyoti Chandhok sources only the finest fabrics, hand embroideries and craftsmanship from across India, whether it is for a bridal outfit, a wedding trousseau or a classic shawl or jacket. These garments are ideal for those looking for something more individual and personalised. Although Jyoti Chandhok primarily provides commissioned items, a line of ready-to-wear individual pieces is also available at Jyoti Chandhok Boutique.

Born and raised in a South Asian family and with siblings and aunts watching them adorning the most amazing saris for special occasions, Kaya Rajan inherited her desire from them to constantly maintain good appearance.

In 2001, Kaya designed her first kanchivaram saree through leading silk designers RMKV in Chennai. With the support of her family and friends, she then launched her self-titled label, ‘Kaya Rajan’ and now the journey continues. Kaya’s passion for colour and texture and an ability to visualize concepts helps her to attain success and work toward designing more inspiring collections.

Kaya’s one off creations are crafted to perfection and suited for any occasion. Her mantra is “classy and elegant, for all women to drape with pride!”