If An Indian Summer hadn't been An Indian Summer, it would have been Indian August. Yes, Indian August was one of the names I had shortlisted for the blog, and so imagine my utter joy and happiness when I found out about a beautiful store filled with handpicked treasures, called Indian August! An invite from the lovely founder - Sanjogita Kaul and the lead designer - Aditya Pandey was all I needed, and here is my pick of treasures from a splendid afternoon spent at Indian August, chatting with Sanjogita and Aditya and clicking hundreds of pictures!
Indian August is located in Delhi NCR at Noida and has five floors filled with gorgeous fashion, design and art from skilled craftspeople and select designers from India. Home decor, pottery, furnishing, stationery, furniture, apparel, saris, art, jewelry - you name it and you will find it at Indian August. Indian August recently launched their online store too and ship all over India.
Sanjogita, the multi-talented lady behind Indian August, had been associated with NIFT for twenty years. Her work at NIFT led to an exposure to the richness of Indian craft and an astute understanding of modern design sensibility. Sanjogita started Indian August with the aim of combining these two facets creatively and offer a platform for free expression to designers, artists, craft enthusiasts and revivalists who integrate Indian handcrafted traditions to reflect a contemporary vocabulary. The product range and the actual products at Indian August reflect Sanjogita's philosophy and passion beautifully!
Indian August plans to expand over the coming years to be accessible to design enthusiasts through out the country. Their online store has a large selection from the products available in the store.
To those who can, I highly recommend a visit to the store. Before you know it, you would have spent more than a couple of hours browsing through the loveliness spread over the five floors: The basement has Home Linen, Saris and stoles on the Ground/First, Home & Personal Accessories on Second, Third floor has Apparel and Furniture on the Fifth. For others, those who are not in Delhi NCR, check out Indian August's online store - it is updated with new collections and products on a regular basis. I am planning my next trip to Noida just so that I can visit Sanjogita and her beautiful store again; hope to see you there too! :)
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