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27 August 2013

Daniel Syiem's 'Ka Tlang' presented at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013

An all organic collection from the talented Meghalaya based designer Daniel Syiem captured the audience with his awe-inspiring designs

Shillong, Aug 27 : Inspired by the lovely winter season in Shillong, the chill in the weather, the picturesque mountains, and the fashionable local people of Shillong, Daniel Syiem presented another remarkable collection at Lakme Fashion Week W/F 2013. 'Ka Tlang' when translated is 'Winter in Shillong' that rightfully describes the soul of the collection.

The label seamlessly blends traditional craft with western silhouettes retaining an ethnic touch while conforming to global trends.His signature style of simplicity, love of nature and a deep-rooted pride in tradition was apparent in his design conceptions.

This collection showcased his all-embracing fashion aesthetic and caught everybody's attention due to his unique use of checks, eclectic collars, sleeve detailing and innovative designs. Using natural hand-woven fabrics, this collection was all about interesting coats and jackets, trendy pleated skirts, beautiful and classy shift dresses, fitted short wraps and lots more. His focus on unique natural colour dyes like turmeric yellows, indigoes and blues set him apart and has almost become his trademark in today's fashion industry.

An overwhelmed Daniel says "This time I have used a thicker version of the versatile fabric, Ryndia called ThohRew Stem and a traditional check fabric called Tapmohkhlieh, which is indigenous to Meghalaya. My inspiration has always drawn from the deep rooted distinct cultural heritage of Meghalaya, and I'm thrilled to see that my contribution to the fashion domain has been widely accepted and acknowledged".

'KaTlang' has been designed with minimum use of fasteners, where meticulously detailed outfits have been made from a completely natural, chemical free fabric.The amazing jackets are stylishly lightweight yet extremely warm, perfect for chilly winters.

About Daniel:
Daniel Syiem knew that the fashion world was his destination when he realized his true vocation- fashion. Recently, he showcased in the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 in the Emerging category. He received a tremendous response from the press, fellow designers as well as national and international buyers. In 2000, he won the North-East Best Designer Award and there has been no looking back since. He has presented various collections all over India and his repertoire of fashion shows is immense. He has a string of awards recognizing his unique international style and focus on promoting organic and ethnic material exclusive to the North-East region of India. His forte in Western Wear is apparent in the clean silhouettes, seamless fluidity and interesting drapes in his collection.


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