A visionary designer who reshapes the landscape of luxury fashion with a distinct blend of elegance and innovation, Sawan Gandhi’s eponymous label has garnered acclaim for its exquisite craftsmanship and timeless designs.
After graduating from the University of Delhi, Sawan Gandhi initially joined his family’s business. However, he soon realised that his true calling lay in the creative realm. Driven by a deep appreciation for the artistry of clothing and inspired by his mother’s collection of chikankari and traditional sarees, he embarked on a remarkable journey to establish himself as a fashion designer. With sheer determination and a love for intricate designs, Sawan Gandhi set up his design studio on the terrace of his house in 2011. Over the years, his brand gained momentum, leading to the opening of his first showroom in Hauz Khas village in 2013, followed by a move to Mehrauli in 2017.
With an innate ability to weave sartorial magic, he has adorned numerous luminaries of the silver screen. From the ethereal Alia Bhatt to the captivating Mouni Roy, from the enchanting Kiara Advani to the mesmerising Rakul Preet Singh, Sawan Gandhi’s artistic touch has graced their impeccable styles. His visionary artistry has also left an indelible mark on the mega star Ranveer Singh and the illustrious Karan Johar, elevating their fashion personas to new heights. Moreover, Sawan Gandhi’s genius extends beyond the world of fashion, as he has lent his creative expertise to Bollywood cinematic marvels such as “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar” and “Jug Jugg Jeeyo.” With every stitch and every drape, Sawan Gandhi paints a vibrant tapestry of glamour and sophistication, leaving an enduring impression on the canvas of style.
Sawan Gandhi’s designs predominantly focus on ethnic wear for both men and women, offering a fresh and youthful perspective on Indian wedding attire. His collections seamlessly blend vintage influences with signature chikankari embroidery and sequin work, resulting in sensual colors, appliqué motifs, and subtle tonal embroidery adorned with swarovski crystals and hand-dyed beads. Each ensemble is meticulously handcrafted, emphasizing intricate details and maintaining consistency in artistic expression. Chikankari embroidery, with its timeless elegance and ethereal quality, serves as a constant source of fascination for Sawan Gandhi, bringing fluidity to his designs.
Notably, the brand caters to both men and women, with its menswear collection showcasing understated opulence, exquisite fabrics, and impeccable tailoring. Ivory holds a special place in the studio’s groomswear collection, symbolising unmatched sophistication. However, the new menswear collection also explores a wider range of colours, including pinks and yellows for daytime festivities, as well as classic black and navy ensembles that make bold statements for cocktail events.
Sawan Gandhi’s creations have garnered widespread recognition and maintain an extensive online presence through his official website, sawangandhi.com, as well as esteemed platforms like PERNIA’s pop-up shop, Ogaan, Aashni and Co, and Aza Fashions. Offline, the brand operates its flagship store in Delhi, with a new store set to open in Hyderabad. Additionally, the label is stocked in multi-designer showrooms across India, including Ogaan and Aza, and has a global stockist network spanning London, New Jersey, Jakarta, Singapore, LA, Dubai, Canada, and Sydney.
Sawan Gandhi’s brand appeals to a wide range of audiences, catering to all age groups and offering custom-made clothing options for kids as well. With expansion plans on the horizon, including the launch of the Hyderabad store and the introduction of several new collections such as the Chikankari Edit 2023, Destination Wedding Edit 2023, Men’s Wear Drops 1 and 2, Festive Edit 2023, and Cocktail Looks and Luxury Pret for Women Velvet Edit, the brand continues to evolve and captivate fashion enthusiasts worldwide.