Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, this twosome awesome duo, famously known as `the boys` in the fashion industry are the best distinguished for revamping traditional Indian arts of zardozi and chikan, which have been Indian proud assets since ages.
These fashion aficionados are considered first among the few people who made their way to success, fame and hype in fashion industry both Indian and global alike. These designer due were one of the first Indian fashion designers to display their creations at Harrods.
Celebrating their 25 years of prolonged contribution in Indian fashion, the jodi have now opened up their exclusive line of clothing in the online world. For more than two and half decades, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have gratified the world of fashion with their sui generis designs, laying the groundwork with their innovative ideas and style in haute couture.
The designers believe in making heirlooms, not garments
Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla label has made its mark globally, whether because of their exclusive shawls, which were sold under the Shakira Caine mark at Harvey Nichols and Harrods in London, Neiman Marcus, Bergdof Goodman in New York and Knightsbridge, UK on the designer floor or their popular anarkali suits which are now sold online reaching global audience.
Other than fashion runways, the Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla couture lines are also showcased at many charitable events such as the Art of Giving Charity chaired by Richard Gere and the fashion show put up for the British Council`s Enduring Image Exhibition. Their much acclaimed label Jashan, was previewed at the Save the Children Charity fundraising ball in London, chaired by Princess Anne and the prestigious Asia Society presentation in New York and Houston.
By now, you must be aware that The Boys have been the favorite designer of Aishwarya Rai, who attends almost all events these days in their creations, even including this year’s Cannes, where she had received both hate & love reviews from the critics and her fans. She has been their muse since the Devdas days.
In December 2003 Abu-Sandeep were honored with the National award for best costumes for `Devdas` where they designed costumes for Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan and Jackie Shroff.
The duo are also known for dressing India`s best other known faces such as Madhuri Dixit, Tabu, Twinkle Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Parmeshwar Godrej, not to mention The Bachchans. Even young divas like Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha also go gaga for their creations.
And how can we forget Victoria Beckham, who is considered to be the most fashionably dressed celeb in Hollywood? She had given an exclusive photo shoot for Vogue in Indian bridal saree designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. They even have the honor to design red carpet dress for Judi Dench at the Oscars.
Have a look at some of their anarkali creations –