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OC TV: Bollywood Fashion Designer, Archana Kochhar

Fashion & Beauty Open Chest TV May 21, 2015

Bollywood fashion designer, Archana Kochhar started her journey as a fashion designer 15 years ago with a boutique specializing in bridal wear which evolved into a mega brand with a flagship store in Mumbai that caters to bridal, cocktail prêt, resort and menswear. Over the years, the brand has created a niche for itself and revolutionized the bridal arena with Archana’s distinctly recognizable expertise and benchmark eclecticism.

Amongst Archana’s extensive Bollywod stars portfolio are: Shraddha Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu, Karishma Kapoor, Chitrangada Singh, Urmila Matondkar, Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandes, Prabhu Deva, Vijender Singh, Soha Ali Khan and Amrita Rao but to name a few.

Her global design sensibility is a perfect marriage between exquisite embroideries and nouveau-texturizing techniques, which are traditionally rooted, all of these in luscious color blocked palettes. Being one of the most sought after designers for brides and bridegrooms all over the world, Archana has been invited by Galleries L’fayette Paris to showcase her spectacular collections under her own label, with international design houses like Versace, Armani, Kenzo, Christian Lacriox, Ungaro and Nina Ricci.

In this Open Chest TV interview, I had the opportunity to sit down with Archana hours before she made her North American debut at ANOKHI’s 12th anniversary celebration and chat about her humble beginnings in the fashion industry, the details of her evolution in bridal wear, menswear and resort wear and how her designs have adorned Bollywood actresses spanning multiple generations. Archana also reveals her participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make In India’ campaign with her ‘Tinntinnabulate’ collection, which is inspired by ghungroos and graced the ANOKHI12 runway.

Hope you enjoy this interview!

Adil Hirji

Adil Hirji


Adil Hirji brings over 1 years of experience to ANOKHI in the digital media field. Since 18, Adil has founded, developed and built numerous successful online entities by consistently keeping himself up-to-date with the latest online technologies. Based on a solid "hands on" philosophy, Adil remains ...


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