‘SHIVAN & NARRESH’ was launched in Cannes at ‘Mare di Moda’ with their 100% stitch free line called Insectoid. SHIVAN & NARRESH has a unique signature style that is bold, confident & sophisticated. Flawless lines, undisputed eye for detail and utter sophistication are words that could be used to define the brand.
Currently based out of New Delhi, SHIVAN Bhatiya mastered the art of leather corsetry and accessories for four years from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, learning the functions and craftsmanship of leather in women’s wear lingerie. While NARRESH Kukreja specialized in women’s wear for four years in Fashion & Textiles. Subsequent to their graduation, they worked in the fashion Industry for a year before moving to Italy to complete their Masters in Milan & Rome at the Istituto Europeo di Design in ‘Fashion & Textiles’ & ‘Luxury Marketing’ respectively.
SHIVAN & NARRESH are recipients of several awards in recognition of their design & creativity. They received the SWAROVSKI Most Creative Designer of the Year (‘07); Debutant Designer of the Year (‘07) at India Fashion Week and winners of the World of Wearable Art Awards, Wellington, New Zealand(‘06).The duo were discovered in 2006 by MITTELMODA, the oldest Italian talent search organization, based in Gorizia, Italy through Mittelmoda International Beachwear Awards in Bali. SHIVAN & NARRESH is the only Indian swimwear brand to be featured in the 2010 and 2011 Kingfisher Calender. They were also part of Elle Magazine’s power list for 2010 and are the Brand Ambassadors of Cotton Council International (CCI) 2009/10. They are also the recepients of Best Emerging Designers 2010 at the Marie Claire Fshion Awards 2010, Best Resortwear at the Elle Style Awards 2010 and the 2nd Runners Up at the Swarovski Jewellery Design Awards 2010.
After the launch in Cannes, the duo shifted their studio to India, and became the first mainstream beachwear designers doing 100% handcrafted stitch-free beachwear along with ready to wear swimwear made all in 100% Italian fabrics and complementing resortwear.
Besides selling to private clients they also retail out of select stores and resorts.