Numish Winter Show: Revisiting the Beauty of Indian Embroidery with Aiman Agha

Cheers to the long weekend! And if you are about to indulge in yet another round of retail therapy, you might as well splurge your wallets someplace outside the malls and grab a few uniquely stunning bargains.

Numaish is back with the Numaish Winter Show, and it is taking place at Murooj Rotana this Saturday 10th December from 11 am to 9 pm. Skim through the stalls of some of the best upcoming fashion designers from India, Pakistan, the UAE and the United Kingdom and stand out from the crowd in stunning ethnic and Indo-Western outfits that are guaranteed to ooze envy in your social circle!

One of the talented designers to look out for at Numaish is Aiman Agha. Following the footsteps of her father who specialized in traditional embroidery, Aiman went on to graduate from NIFT Delhi. Her style pays homage to traditional Indian embroidery, yet somehow manage to be boldly modern and perfectly befitting for the woman of today.

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What inspired you to become a fashion designer?

Since childhood I have always seen my father working in the same field, he used to have his workshop at our hometown where all these hand embroideries were done. I grew up watching him putting endless efforts in his work, then gradually it became my passion to illustrate and to make miniatures .Soon after pursuing my graduation from NIFT I decided to follow my dreams by setting up my own unit, from where I can take his name forward in the same direction .

 

Tell us more about the latest collection that you are showcasing at Numaish.

We are here with the best from every collection, so basically we have a mix of our hot selling pieces including our signature Hand cut Applique, exquisite kurtas of Gold & silver Dori Embroideries and off course a bit of silk thread embroidered pieces.

 

What are the key inspirations behind this collection?

Our collection always aims at making people realize to love their own skin & specially the body type, I believe Anti-fit is the term we follow in our collection to give more comfort & twist to the silhouettes.

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How does Indian fashion stand out from the rest of the world?

I think Fashion Industry of India is very prominent in terms of typical ancient motifs, derived from its rich culture, Also 90% use of the eco friendly textiles by almost every designer is definitely a key point of fashion industry here, which is making it stand out from the rest of the world.

 

Please list 5 key wardrobe essentials for an Indian wardrobe.

Comfortable & Flattering Kurta, may be with those high slits or just a tunic sort of, preferably a solid one.

2) Undoubtedly a  Basic pair of leggings to pair up with shirts and tunics

3) Pakistani style Ankle length pants

4) A pair of Kohlapuris

5) A long cape or a shrug to modernize the look whenever required

 

What are 5 of your can’t live without fashion items from your own wardrobe?

A plain white t-shirt & shirt

A pair of my Nike Tights

Basic relaxed Fit printed kurta with round neck and ¾ sleeve

My leopard print sunnies

My black nike superstar

 

Please list 5 fashion essentials for Winter 2016.

1)Pair of skinny Jeans

2)A cashmere Sweater

3)Statement Coat

4)A leather jacket

5)Knitted Jumper Dress

 

Given UAE does not have a very cold winter, what would you suggest for a stylish winter look?

According to me a good length scarf would do wonders to change the whole look, depending on the way it is draped . For somebody who prefers layering can put Jersey and cotton mesh all together . Adding more to it a denim shirt could be worn with a legging /pants with a complimentary flannel trench may be.

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What else do you have in store for 2016? 

Apart from Our Indian Wear, we do have some cool Bombers, Backless shirts, Shirt Dresses And some really distinctive Appliqued maxi & Crop Tops.

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