Dress to Impress

What we wear defines who we are! The fashion industry undergoes maximum shifts in regards to trends and we must confess, it’s hard to keep up. Rojina Maharjan brings some upcoming designs for 2016 from fresh fashion designers in the industry:

Who would you want to see flaunting your designs?

Astha Pokharel — the perfect supermodel for me and Kate Middleton because she has an amazing personality! I would love to design a ceremonial dress for her.

What sets you apart from other fashion designers today?

I prioritise comfort and that’s what sets me apart. And, I love colours and inculcate different hues in my designs.

You aspire to become?

Coco Channel and revolutionise fashion.

Colourful Inspiration

Designer Sonu Shrestha has showcased her designs in runways and various fashion shows. Her designs are inspired from vibrant colours and from women who express themselves through their clothes.

A Girl’s Bestfriend

This sequined LBD is a must have in your closet!

Ethereal Look

The blue and white gown is inspired by cloudy skies for a delicate look.


Ruling the Runway

Fashion Designer Sabita Magar has designed dresses for couple of music videos, beauty pageants and fashion shows. She is also well-known as a freelance fashion designer. She shares her designs that are inspired by spring blossoms.

You’d like to dress up…

Shristi Shrestha because she carries off everything she wears with èlan.

One fashion designer you look upto…

Tenzin Tseten Bhutia.

What makes you stand out among other designers?

My designs are simple but not lacking in elegance and I believe this is what makes me stand out.

Second Glance Guaranteed

A perfect outfit for a lunch date. Long green skirt crafted with fine silk teamed with mixed cotton and yellow ochre floral crop top.

Simply Chic

The designer has used satin for the crop top and paired it with a floral printed midi skirt for an

overall feminine feel.






Fusion Fashion

Sujan Moktan Lama’s love for clothes led him to the world of fashion. His designs were showcased in Miss Grand International 2013 for National Costume and he has been a part of major fashion events in the country. His inspirations are Hindu goddesses and Barbie dolls.

Your perfect model

South Korean singer and actress Choi Soo-Young. She has an amazing sense of style. In Nepal, I think Shristi Shrestha defines how a woman should dress.

Your muse…  

Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab.

What do your designs showcase?


Royal Look

From the collection ‘Dances with God’ this contemporary lehenga is designed using organza and silk fabric with pleats highlighting Mughal designs.

The Barbie Dress

A tribute to Barbie, the designer uses pastel blue and soft pink hues on satin, organza ribbon with detailed Swarovski craft.






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