House of Sankalan launched
2010: House of Sankalan, an exclusive multi-designer boutique comprising prêt, fusion, occasion and bridal wear for men and women by contemporary fashion designers, was recently launched in New Delhi. Situated in the center of south Delhi, the store is located in the posh Panchsheel Park.
House of Sankalan houses a fresh and modest collection. It also includes opulent art jewellery and trendy accessories for every occasion. The store includes a mix of evening and traditional designs from designers like Divya Mohatta, Zeel Doshi, Arpita Mehta, Bhavana Tayal, Viragi Shah, Kunal Tanna, Iksenya, Kanika Kedia, Megha Mawandia, Soumitra Mondal, Uma Rathi and many more.
Sankalan, the brand, was established 15 years ago by Uma Rathi who specialises in designing Indian wear for men. Over the years, the brand grew magnificently. Today Uma Rathi and Shruti Rathi, the owners and visionaries of this store, have a larger visualisation for Sankalan. They have transformed their studio into a 1,200 sq ft boutique.
The brand collection hugely comprises of heavily embellished lehengas, sarees, cocktail gowns, tunics, and salwar kameez. Generous use of Swarovski and stones revs up the glitz appeal of the entire collection. Delicate patchwork interspersed with stone work and tonal embroideries lend richness to the bejeweled collection. Keeping the silhouette stylish, the collection also includes some tapered fish net skirts and tops.
When asked why the location was not in a mall or a more accessible place, Uma Rathi said, “This store has a charm of its own. We want to provide an exclusive experience to our customers, away from the hustle-bustle of a crowded mall area.”