Nimrat Kahlon a fashion designer from Chandigarh, who initiated her unique fashion Start Up- 'Dhaagey Creations' a year back. Nimrat showcased her work at her studio in Sector 38.


Nimrat has made a mark in high end fashion on account of her thorough knowledge and in-depth study of the subject. She is a Post Graduate in the subject of Indian Art History from Panjab University, Chandigarh and has done Ph.D on a very intriguing topic  'Personal Decorations as represented in Indian Sculptural Art'.


It is through this that she is able to do some breathtaking designing representing 'Period Fashion'. Her expertise lies in recognizing the old forms of fashion that carry the legacy of the great Indian Past. 


 “Right from the dawn of civilization  highly aesthetic  and perfect clothes were worn in India. Both men and women wore similar clothes and it is only recently that distinct clothes for both the sexes have come into use. Dhotis  took form of patloons and salwars respectively. What we wear today is definitely taken from the past” says Nimrat.


Nimrat has worked on different concepts like introducing the true heritage of undivided Punjab through the period costumes. She adds, "I have tried to bring back some lost forms of Mughal fashion, one of my collections has depicted the royal clothes of Nawabs of India, while another has recreated the true Marwari tradition of clothing and so on."  


She has tried to recapitulate the old technique of hand embroideries along with an acknowledgment to the rich culture of Indian provinces. The matchless beauty of the carvings at the famous Dilwara temples at Mount Abu, inspired her for a short anarkali look.

 

Nimrat has acknowledged women achievers by picking them as models for her designs instead of hiring professional ones. National Shooter Avneet Kaur Sidhu, DJ Varnika Kundu, Social activist Tejinder Kaur Sonia, Navjot Kaur Lambi, fitness expert Gagan Sidhu are a few who have been associated with her.