East meets West

Fashion Designer Profile: Indo-Western Fusion clothing designed by Aruni

Contemporary ready-to-wear label Aruni is the creation of Indian-Thai fashion designer Aruni Banditanukul. You could say that Aruni was born to be a fashion designer, working for her families’ textile business from a young age…learning the tricks of the trade…fuelling…

Interview – West meets East fashion by Earthen Weaves

The Fashion Orientalist often features talented newcomers to the fashion world. We sat down with Aparna from the recently launched label Earthen Weaves. Read about her journey from high-flying investment banker to a beginning fashion designer and find out all about Earthen Weaves!

Personal Style: Kaftan Chic by Shweta Wahi

This is part two of our personal style shoot, which was put together to celebrate the first anniversary of The Fashion Orientalist. For this photo shoot I worked together with a couple of talented people. I got in touch with…

Personal Style: Little Black Sari

I recently organized a personal style shoot to celebrate the first anniversary of The Fashion Orientalist. This is our very first personal style article for which I worked together with a couple of talented people. I got in touch with…

Malini Ramani: A Magical Blend of East and West

From runway to red-carpet – The hottest runway looks hit the red carpet every year during the Oscars and last night was no exception. My favorite of the night is a modest look worn by Camila Alves. She wore a…

Dough SS14: Andalucía & the Moors

Dima Kassis, the creative mind behind fashion brand Dough, recently launched her Spring Summer 2014 collection. The background story of this collection sparked my interest; the influence of the Moors on Spanish fashion. The Moors were medieval Muslim inhabitants from…

Payal Singhal: Contemporary Indian Fashion

I still remember my first real introduction to Indian fashion. I was a little girl when I got my first set of Indian clothes; a purple skirt and blouse ensemble with simple silver threadwork/embroidery. My grandparents would jet off to…

Interview: East meets West, designer label Jedida

The Fashion Orientalist sat down with Jedida designer Karima to hear more about her oriental designs and ambitions. Moroccan/Dutch designer Karima launched her own clothing label Jedida in 2012. Karima felt she needed a creative outlet and started designing clothes…

Taller Marmo: Classic European meets Traditional Arabic Fashion

It is my aim to feature fashion brands that create a bridge between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ on my blog. I got very excited when I read about Taller Marmo, a new luxury fashion brand based in Dubai, and…