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Adarsh Gill (Associate Member)

Long before the Indian fashion movement came alive, Adarsh Gill pioneered Indian refinement to the west in the seventies when she dressed innumerable global personalities. She retailed at several famed stores in the United States such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, I Magnin, Henri Bendel and Bonwit Teller. Her creations are worn by the likes of the legendary actress and ballerina Natalia Makarova who got married in her gown while the stylish and stunning Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis patronized Adarsh Gill. Theatre actor Charlene Nederlander, the Kellogg heiress, legendary singers Diana Ross and Barbara Streisand, actor Uma Thurman, Zubin Mehta’s wife Nancy Mehta who not only wears her sarees but also got one specially made for the present Queen of Spain. In India Maureen Wadia, Zarine Khan and her family, the Royal families of Jaipur and Kashmir are regularly seen in her ensembles.
A couturier of international distinction and repute, Adarsh Gill has lived and retailed out of both the couture capitals: New York and Paris. In New York her label has been critiqued in fashion journals of the seventies. Adarsh lends her mastery of traditional Indian embroidery to contemporary and innovative cuts and silhouettes. She took her New York experience combined with her inherent sense of perfection to France, expanding her business to Europe. Imbibing the continental flair to her American design training she mastered a global vision.
She returned to India in the mid nineties, opening ateliers in Mumbai and New Delhi. Ahead of her times, she convinced Nino Cerruti, a close friend and associate, to send his collection of the famed Cerruti label to indulge the Indian male. She introduced the renowned Solstiss lace of France to the Indian woman. She charts a new direction in traditional Indian attire by applying her western color palette and finesse of cut and tailoring.
Adarsh is famous for her clever mélange of different techniques of refined embroidery work and jewel colors. She is as accomplished in creating western silhouettes, as she is with her Indian ensembles. They appeal to the sophisticated sensibilities of the discerning Indian customer of today.
The stores that she currently retails from are:-
1) 10 Jor Bagh Market. Jor Bagh. New Delhi - 110003.
2) 4 Sugra Manzil, 9, Best Marg, Colaba, Mumbai - 400039.
3) Fizaa (Sanjay Plaza, Juhu). Mumbai - A multi-designer store opened by Zarine Khan.
For further info please contact
Shikha Piplani
011-40552361/62/  +91 9873243646
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