An unpretentious approach to couture in modern India with detailed, deftly created garments; Aikeyah transcends boundaries with its fashion-forward aesthetic. Think vintage-charm; baroque and boho glam.
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A painter, traveler, and a designer, Isha Dhingra launched her label Aikeyah in 2012. Translating to ‘one’s own identity’ in Sanskrit, Aikeyah was inspired by Isha’s own experiences. Pushing boundaries from a young age, Isha’s journey in the fashion industry began when she was just nineteen. Refraining from training under a design house or pursuing a formal education in design, Isha taught herself the intricacies of the craft and industry instead. Her authentic and raw aesthetic has given the brand a unique voice. Isha defines the label as symbolising “understated glamour and elegance,” and she brings this sensibility to both her lines, luxe-pret and couture. With traces of history, literature, travel, and art, Aikeyah creations go beyond the traditional paradigms of fashion and can be akin to pieces of art.
Isha launched Aikeyah at the Ensemble Kalaghoda store in 2017 to veritable success. Today, Aikeyah has a strong presence across all the Ensemble stores. Notably, the Ensemble Kalaghoda and Emporio store have a permanent space allocated for both the pret as well as couture collections. With their unique cuts, embroidery, colours, silhouettes, Aikeyah garments are an experience, reflecting the wearer’s style, mood, and personality.
Ensemble's merchandising team works with Isha and the Aikeyah team to ensure the most exclusive and premium latest collections at the best prices, both for the online shop and our 5 stores across Mumbai and Delhi.
SHOP AIKEYAH COLLECTIONS: FROM BOHEMIAN PRET TO UNDERSTATED GLAMOROUS COUTURE
Isha defines her design philosophy to be an ‘ever evolving experience’. Her creations seamlessly bring together Indian craftsmanship with the soul of Paris. Using unconventional beauties as her muse, Aikeyah is a brand aimed at breaking stereotypes and conventions. Similarly, Isha’s designs continuously push the fashion curve. Her opulent indo-western designs have redefined the perception of Indian couture. Aikeyah offers a wide range of styles across her pret and couture collections thereby catering to both everyday and formal occasions.
Aikeyah pret has a range of contemporary indo-western silhouettes. The collection features the following styles - asymmetrical tunics with cowl necks or beaded collars, kaftans, kurta dhoti sets with attached drapes and jackets. Whether it is a work meeting, a brunch or an informal mehendi function, these styles can be worn for a host of occasions from everyday appointments to light festivities.
Aikeyah couture can be broadly divided into two categories: bridal and bridal trousseau. The bridal trousseau collection includes drape saris, jacket sets, cape sets, gowns, kurtas and kimonos. Exuding old world glamour and charm, these pieces have an avant-garde sensibility and are a must have for someone who favours making understated but sartorial choices. An Aikeyah asymmetrical ombre thread work jacket and dhoti set with silver glass beadwork is a great choice for a mehendi or sangeet function. An ivory fully embroidered resham jaal blouse paired with an organza sari embroidered with floral applique will make you look your ethereal best and effortlessly stylish.
The lighter couture collection also includes a range of versatile bridge pieces that can be dressed up or down according to the requirement of the occasion. For example, the Aikeyah sheer kimono jackets with leaf and floral resham embroidery are great for travel and can be styled over jeans or a pair of formal bottoms; they can also be worn with a a pair of dhoti pants and statement jewelry for a wedding function or formal event. We find ourselves recommending Aikeyah for art events and international conferences. Her pieces are understated and modern and transition easily from East to West.
As seen in her 2019 genda phool collection, Aikeyah’s bridal line is the boho-chic bride’s dream. The collection featured bright ankle length cotton-chanderi lehengas with stripes of gota embroidery, styled with metallic aari or resham jaal blouses, perfect for an offbeat bride to wear to her mehendi or wedding or for a close family member. Her bead embellished draped or tiered gowns are elegant statement choices for a cocktail or black tie event.
Never compromising on quality, high-grade fabrics, embroidery materials and craftsmanship are central to Aikeyah and Isha’s design values. With her couture line, Isha favours organza, Italian tulle, silk, chiffon, crepe, and shantoon. Combining various embroidery techniques in unusual ways to create her signature looks, Aikeyah ensembles feature resham, lace, bead work, french knot, and organza applique. Isha enjoys playing with a wide colour spectrum in her collections. Colours like, scarlet red, magenta, mustard, grey, pink, orange, sage, gold, copper and silver are dyed in innovative ways to create Aikeyah’s dramatic and understated pieces.
Over the years, Aikeyah has developed loyal celebrity patrons such as Neha Dhupia, Swara Bhaskar and Lisa Ray.
For over three decades Ensemble has run stores based on curation, quality, service and trust. We thrive on discovering and promoting new talent and providing them a platform. Almost every top designer in India today has begun their journey with us. With our new online shop, we now hope to bring the Ensemble experience to all cities in India and to our worldwide community.
Shop by designer, by occasion or by category, ensembleindia.com gives you access to the latest designer collections and designer bridal clothing directly from the fashion week runway and ateliers of India’s leading designers. The Ensemble Eye section features the most authoritative curation of luxury Indian fashion by our in-house fashion editors. Create a wishlist at ensembleindia.com for our stylists to understand your style and make a shortlist for you and then book an in-store appointment via the website to try it all on! Our stylists will guide you through a delightful journey of discovering the designers and special pieces that speak to your individual style and work for your body shape and budget. Don’t live in India? Our website help chat and Whatsapp business chat are also active. If speaking on the phone is more your style, use the ‘Speak to a Stylist’ feature and call our most experienced in-house stylist Arabella at Call +91-9372742843 between 9am and 6pm IST, Monday to Saturday..
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