Fashion — Profile 1: Mani Jassal & Profile 2: Karigur   

By Marriska Fernandes

ANOKHI LIFE’s 18th Anniversary celebrates South Asian businesses worldwide with a first of its kind collaboration between The ANOKHI List x Annual Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Profile 1: Featuring Mani Jassal — Luxury Indian Couture

Name Mani Jassal
Company Luxury Indian Couture
Founder Mani Jassal
Category Fashion
Country Canada

About The Company: Mani Jassal is a luxury evening wear and couture brand from Toronto, Canada started by designer Mani Jassal in 2014. Mani showcases gorgeous pieces with unorthodox cuts and design choices, designing for the confident woman looking for a unique look. The brand has grown in global fame, including a spot at Toronto Fashion Week, gaining consistent support from cities worldwide. Many local and international celebs have adorned her pieces.

Featured Product: This Aurora Scoop Bustier, (pictured above) is $550 CAD. It features a lace decorated bodice with a modest scoop neckline. With pink still being a solid trend. this is an ideal couture piece. You can pair this with the Aurora Skirt and Aurora Extra Peplum Stole also pictured below.

Website: www.manijassal.com 

Profile 2: Featuring Karigur — Formal Pakistani Couture

Name Karigur
Company Formal Pakistani Couture
Founder HIna Rizvi
Category Fashion
Country Canada

About The Company: Karigur was founded by Pakistani designer Hina Rizvi in 1991. It’s known offer a unique collection of modern day Pakistani clothing ranging from bridal couture to formal and everyday ensembles. They carry their own brand label as well as a selection of Pakistani designer brands. The ensembles are designed in Toronto and handmade in Pakistan.

Featured Product: The Marmalade Gharara (pictured above) is made of pure chiffon shirt is adorned with zari, dabkai, stones and floral hand embroidery in hues of bright orange, purple and green. The hemline is gracefully enhanced with zari, dabka and hand embroidery. This classic elegance is styled with a two-tone dupatta in pure chiffon with chuns all over, further enhanced with finishing on all four sides. The shirt is paired with matching jamawar gharara pants.

Website: www.karigur.com

Keep your eye on this space for our next two profiles which will go live Tuesday November 3rd and feel free to check out this list on www.anokhilife.com too!

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Marriska Fernandes

Marriska (@marriska.fernandes) is an pop culture expert who has been creating celebrity, movies, pop culture and fashion content for digital outlets for over five years. From reporting headline-grabbing celebrity news to reviewing movies to interviewing Hollywood and Bollywood’s finest actors and industry talent, Marriska has covered it all. Her extensive experience also includes on-camera, print and red carpet interviews with Priyanka Chopra, Will Smith, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron, Deepa Mehta, Randeep Hooda, Hema Malini, Emilia Clarke, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, Brie Larson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Meghan Markle and more. When she is not writing about celebrities or movies, you’ll find her at the movies or binging on Netflix.

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