Monday, February 1, 2010

Presenting Lehenga Collection by SatyaPaul

Every bride deserves the utmost in elegance and sophistication. This season Satya Paul has much more to offer, not only to the bride but also her family, with everything they would need for her trousseau and all the festivities.

Wedding trousseau is fast shaping up to catch up with the cosmopolitan brides. Puneet-Nanda Creative Head of SatyaPaul, through this opportunity elaborates on the silhouettes and fabrics that best flatter the Indian brides, the cuts and styles of the cholis and lehengas that will suit the respective body types along with the colors and designs for the season.

The innovations of Satya Paul have been extended using modern print techniques and creating special materials to embellish the Lehengas. The fabrics have as always been the hallmark of the line, emphasizing fine silks specially woven to enhance the print and embroideries. The delicate techniques used are Chikkankari, Zardosi, Gota, and Resham and the materials used vary from fine lace to crystal and beaten metal. It is these elements that make this one of the most exquisite lines of wedding Lehengas ever made.
The wedding colors portray a sense of joy and celebration, and are meaningfully expressed through the range of tones and designs. The Satya Paul Lehenga Collection epitomizes the brand’s vision of discreet luxury with every creation made into a compelling combination of stunning weaves, prints, embroideries, sensuous materials and impeccable craftsmanship. A label steeped in history, art and tradition yet delivering to a modern beat.

“Satya Paul wants to cater to people who value fine craftsmanship and have very high aesthetic value for what is the most precious day in one’s life – their wedding” says Puneet Nanda, Creative Head of Satyapaul.

Every creation of the Bridal Collection at the store is given undivided attention and made with outmost care. Many pieces in the collection are unique and have no replica. The latest range of Satya Paul Lehenga Collection is available at all exclusive Satya Paul stores and other leading retail outlets or you can visit and purchase online.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Presenting SatyaPaul Classics

Celebrating 25 years of globally acclaimed excellence in design, Satya Paul presents the latest in its exquisite line– ‘SatyaPaul Classics’. Timeless iconic Satya Paul Design recreated in limited edition.
Since its birth in 1985, the Satya Paul look is a strong interplay of patterns and colour that the New York Times has hailed as ‘works of Kinetic Art’. The label’s look is distinguished and identifiable on the street. Having re-invented the traditional sari as a modern classic, the Satya Paul launches this unique collection. In this collection, the first 7 designs are Tartan, Om, Happiness, Animal Print, Wave, Bindu and Fractal. These are printed on georgette fabrics and crepe fabrics.
You can preview all these masterpieces in just one mouse click. You have to visit SatyaPaul Shopping website and click on newly added category called ‘Satya Paul Classics’.
Tartan :
This is a digital printed saree in Georgette, jaquard fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in red color.
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OM : A screen and hand printed saree with crystal work in georgette fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in Blue color.
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Happiness : A screen printed saree in crepe fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in black color.
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Animal Print : A screen printed saree in crepe fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in red color.
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Wave : A screen printed saree in georgette fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in red color.
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Bindu : A screen printed saree in georgette fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in black color.
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Fractal : A digital printed saree in georgette fabric comes with an unstitched blouse piece in black color.
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Satya Paul creations are retailed from 30 exclusive Satya Paul salons and boutique stores throughout India and overseas and can be ordered online.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

SATYAPAUL - A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step

Satya Paul ..there are a lot of myths surrounding this brand, this is a short synopsis on many unknown ...!

Satya Paul was originally born in leiah district in what is now Pakistan. After partition, he started from scratch with helping his father eventually, found themselves running a restaurant in Sarojni Nagar market. The restaurant became very successful at the time, a very popular joint that was frequented by many great artists, poets, and singers who all became his friends. He realized his passion lies in textiles and started retailing in 1965. Satya Paul, became a pioneer retailer of India. He launched two of the most prominent stores in the country, Handloom Emporium (Now renamed as Heritage), and L`affaire. When he started working as a retailer, he realized that the market has needs that are not being met. He travelled extensively, sourced and convinced weavers and craftsmen to create what he designed … in the process he silently leant a hand to weavers around the country and supported Indian textiles like no other designer in the country. In the mid 70's this led to his developing Indian handloom and crafts towards export to the big department stores around the world, Kaufhauf, Galleries Lafayette, Bloomingdales, Takashimaya etc. Travels around the world also gave him the big picture and opened up his horizons.

Seeing the future of the industry, the Satya Paul label was launched on the 1st of April 1985. At the time there was no designer industry. I had a background in photography and graphic design but chose to join him as i thought i would learn about textiles etc however it became my full time passion. Thus it was the birth of not only the brand, but one of the first steps of the designer industry in India - though the government still does not recognize it as one. In those days one had to explain the work designer to everyone.. One of the earliest strategic steps was for the first time, each sari started getting branded with the designers logo. it was met with resistance in the entire industry and customers too were unhappy about it till the early 90's when things started getting understood. Initially, to overcome the 'what is a designer question' was to sell the product as 'S Paul for Paul Salon' and, the advertising featured the Name of the company 'Paul Salon', till we realized that it would be confusing in the long run, and changed it to be simply the name of the designer.

Satya Paul started the revolution unknown to him .. first, the choice to pick up the sari as the garment to design was taken in view of the marketplace. Being a practical person, he made what was the prevalent outfit of the times - but in effect touched something that was untouched by the hand of a designer till then. Saris were known only for their origins i.e.: weaving center ( kota, benarasi, Kanjeevaram etc), not by the name of a designer who worked in various centers and pooled his look made in the various centers. A collection based on iris flowers for example woven in different weaving centers, matched with embroidery and prints created and crafted to be presented at the same time had never been done. Many of the earlier pieces sit in museum across the world as a representation of craft of our time. Currently there is an exhibit happening in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that features work done over the years that represent the sari and crafts of India.We started the movement to show fashion in the format of fashion shows in 1986-87, that were done across five cities in India as a solo show. This was done to educate and grow the brand but as it turns out, made history. Today they are common place, however at the time, they were clearly ahead of their times. Though much appreciated, went over most peoples head like an airplane.

Creating a designer, brand, and industry, though it is simply stated today, was a painful pioneering effort that was full of challenges and it was hard to make people see the conceptual work for its value. To make the change evident the work was delivered formatted in 4 collections every season. 'Museum Piece collection' was christened for those pieces that were created with great difficulty and changed or improved the kind of technique used in weave. Only those that were deemed breaking away from the norm were included in this. It was mostly a connoisseurs delight. 'Renaissance' was based on revival of older techniques and design styles. For example, the look of a Jam-e-waar shawl, juxtaposition with an optical art pattern weave, and printed in numerous colors using modern techniques; these are now collectors pieces as the tedious task of even producing it to this degree is too cumbersome.Signature Series was the playground of fashion ideas. Even to this day, fashion is considered too 'serious' an affair. This collection was the effort to play with different art forms, like op art, or using techniques and ornament forms from around the world and various styles of painters over the years; infusing all this and more in the modern context to a sari was a breath of fresh air. Some playful examples of this collection were producing Marilyn Monroe's portrait in halftone, the skyline of Manhattan done as a bold graphic etc. At the time these were deemed not only unconventional but also crazy, however left an impact in the marketplace and created openness in the marketplace.the 4th series was Avant Garde, so named as it was a series dedicated to questioning the basic principles of clothing design. The experiments were creating saris with various materials like paper or plastics, changing the size, look or form of the sari. Such were the times, one such collection was presented at a press event and show we presented 30 different ideas of the sari, including a trouser sari and the sari as a dress. No-one in that room understood the magnitude of what was shown. About 9 months later, Zandra Rhoades, the British designer comes to India and does some experiments with the pall and uses south silks to make saris, and it causes a sensation for the foreign design endorsement.Later, more product categories were offered like ties, and limited edition corporate work. with the foreign companies that were in India at the time like American Express.

The late 80's also saw Satya Paul gain a foreign licensee in Japan selling the works under his label till their economy collapsed in the early 90's.The Satya Paul Brand has for most of its history been probably the most widely distributed designer, in quantity and value terms in the Indian subcontinent … The brand in 2001 was taken up by a new formed company called Genesis Colors and re-launched in the marketplace has scaled new heights. It is a unique partnership of designer Puneet Nanda and two bankers Jyoti M Narula and Sanjay Kapoor. Both of them had been associated with the brand since 1992, when they had taken up the license for Satya Paul ties. It was a natural progression to create the company to take forward the baton with a vision to make it India’s first fashion corporation.

Today Satya Paul remains as the innovative premier menswear accessory and women swear designer in the country with over 35 exclusive stores and over 250 retailers around the world that sell the product.