He is stimulating, his designs aesthetic, taking you to a world of fantasy and drama on yards of luxuriant silk, velvet and chiffon. Meet Abdul Halder, known for having designed for Michael Jackson in a splendid Maharaja attire for the album Ghost, in 2002. Having worked for an Italian fashion house--SB Italia, he has worked in premier fashion capitals across the globe for four years.
Since 2006 he has been showcasing his collections at various fashion weeks in India and Internationally. In July, 2008, he became the only designer in the world to showcase in the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Known for working on unusual themes, he has created lines inspired by the Paparazzi, Belle of Ball, and now having come down to India, a complete trousseau collection. His gorgeous designs, bright and striking color themes, clean cuts and thought evoking collections are just not to be missed. The dresses which he included in the Lakme India Fashion week this year were embellished with embroidery in gold, silver and “gotta” work was a prominent feature, adding that extra touch of magic.
Abdul's color combinations widely represent the Indian culture. Using emerald with shocking pink for a tunic teamed with knit churidars, his imagination knows no boundaries.
His signature however is silhouettes. A western style, they are made with 50 to 100 miters of fabric, have a lot of body texturing, elegant, with embellishments like just a broach. Well tailored, 80 % of his work is manually done , 20 % stitched from the machine and the entire dress construction is done on the mannequin it self.
Presently dressing up the likes of Kathleen Kennedy, signature label Abdul Halder deals in men's, women, western and ethnic wear. Abdul has moved on from basic pret to high clothing, his collections are available in all major cities across globe.
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