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Siblings Gauri & Nainika launched their label in Delhi in 2002. Originally pursuing economics, the two sisters realized their love and inclination towards fashion and the creative arts. They then decided to study fashion design at NIFT, Delhi and after gaining enough experience, decided to launch their namesake label focused on evening wear together.
Gauri & Nainikas’ collections consist mainly of feminine dresses influenced by European culture. The pieces have clean, flattering silhouettes and use beautiful fabrics in a range of colours, covering both bold as well as softer more subtle shades. The pair grew up inspired by glamorous, old Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Their designs have a consistent look, yet each collection is unique in its own right with its emphasis on cut, shape, fabrics and silhouettes. Part of the label’s success is due to its global recognition, with celebrities in both Bollywood and Hollywood sporting their designs regularly on the red carpet.
The label’s styles range anywhere from formal tops to cocktail dresses and jumpsuits to elaborate bespoke gowns. If you are looking for that perfect dress, Gauri & Nainika will definitely have something that is elegant and chic to offer you. Ensemble, recognizing the talent of the sister duo, added the label to its stable a few years after they launched.
“When you go back to the start of the Indian fashion industry, it’s impossible not to think of the role that Ensemble has played in creating the concept of a multi-designer destination. It has been a pleasure working with them since the start of our career. Always at the forefront of fashion and having a distinct sensibility and ability to curate the best collections, their stores have been extremely stylish and classy. It’s a dream for any designer to work with an iconic brand like Ensemble,” Nainika says.
Ensemble's merchandising team works closely with Gauri & Nainika to ensure the most exclusive, trending and latest collections at the best prices, both for the online shop and our 5 stores across Mumbai and Delhi.
SHOP GAURI AND NAINIKA COLLECTIONS: GLAMOROUS WESTERN WEAR
First hitting the runway in 2005, Gauri & Nainika have become known for their feminine and flattering pieces. The sister duo strike the perfect combination of glamour and sophistication. The brand brings out the wearer’s feminine side with its understated silhouettes, and offers a timeless look. The label is inspired by European fashion history, art, Hollywood icons and red carpet glamour and a romantic design philosophy. The designers give a lot of attention to beautiful tailoring with silhouettes ranging from fun girly bright short dresses to floor sweeping gowns with bows and ruffles. Their pieces epitomise a timeless appeal with a commitment to an excellent fit and understated embellishments.
Gauri & Nainika are known for their western and resort wear classics. The collection mostly consists of dresses, tops, peplums, skirts, jumpsuits, high low party dresses, short knee length dresses and pool party sundresses. The range also expands to formal evening wear like gowns that are appropriate for a sangeet, cocktail or reception. Fine fabrics like silk, chiffon, georgette, satin, taffeta and organza are used to create their pieces. The duo also believes in creating beautiful artworks with intricate detailing and minimal embellishments. The collection follows a colour story with inspired prints or a range of bold hues like blue, pink, orange, green, fuchsia, red and/or classic colours like beige, gold, white, silver, cream and black.
Donning one of Gauri & Nainikas’ signature dresses at a cocktail party usually turns out to be quite a hit. The pieces, with their crisp silhouettes and high quality fabrics are luxurious yet not over the top. Their dresses, with their fun additions of ruffles or discrete embellishments, are very popular with the current generation brides who often opt for a more modern and glamorous look. Dressed in one of Gauri & Nainikas’ pieces, you are also sure to be a winner at a pool party. Their gowns have also become a reliable choice for couples’ pre-wedding shoots – offering old world glamour, drama and sophistication. The collection is so wide that you are bound to find something that is appropriate for your occasion, whether it is a casual night out, a birthday celebration, a brunch with the girls, an office party, a cocktail or a formal affair.
Gauri & Nainikas’ cocktail couture has been celebrated by celebrities across the globe. The clothes have been worn by many Bollywood ladies including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Nargis Fakhri, Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon, Kriti Sanon, Sara Ali Khan and Alia Bhatt. The label has also garnered attention across borders, styling a host of Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet including American singer Carrie Underwood, Tory Kelly, Gabrielle Union, Kate Walsh, Jena Malone and Efrat Dor. Famous TV presenter and host of E’s Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic also wore a Gauri & Nainika piece to a high profile awards ceremony. The designer duo has also dressed numerous celebrities on cover pages of high-fashion magazines like Vogue India, Grazia India and Forbes.
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
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