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2004: The Threads of Masculine Majesty! The ancient art of Zardozi finds modern expression in Abu Sandeep's silhouettes for men, where the twinkling charm of gold and silver comes alive like a sky full of luminous stars. Here's Salman Khan looking supremely debonair in a bolero jacket that reflects the divinity of meticulous technique. The garment displays multiple glories in the form Baadla Zardozi, French knot Kasab as well as sequins and other stunning details. The subsequent photographs show phenomenal adaptations of the embroidery on masculine patterns. @beingsalmankhan #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #culture #craftsmanship #handembroidery #classic #handmade #original #zardozi #gold #silver #bolerojacket #baadla #salmankhan #frenchknot #kasab #sequins #masculine #patterns

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2004: More of Zardozi, yet never enough! Dimple Kapadia with her daughters Twinkle and Rinke as seen in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla's India Fantastique. A true goddess in black and gold, Dimple is wearing a Khadi saree illuminated by the golden finesse of Zardozi work. Twinkle glimmers in an anarkali set on brocade with multiple Zardozi borders featuring gold and silver details, and Rinke stuns in a lavishly embroidered ghagra that beautifully complements her mother's and sister's ensembles. The next image features a garment that indulgently celebrates every stitch that is used in creating Zardozi inspired couture. Stones and sequins lend an added shine to its exquisiteness. The final one shows a cutwork ghagra that has Zardozi set on an entire backdrop of lace. Its effect is delicate, divine and decadent all at once. From a series of family portraits shot by @ramshergill for the book, India Fantastique. @twinklekhanna #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #handembroidery #classic #handmade #original #dimplekapadia #twinklekapadia #rinkekapadia #indiafantastique #khadi #saree #zardozi #anarkali #ghaghra #couture #brocade #zardoziborders #stones #sequins

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2004: A marvel of many details! Zardozi is a rich form of heavy embroidery that majestically creates art on fabric with golden and silver elements. To merely call it a technique would be an understatement because it delivers with precision, every nuance of an artist's imagination. Abu and Sandeep have used it extensively in their wearable masterpieces, creating breathtaking modern odes to the luxuriousness of ancient India. Parmeshwar Godrej sparkles above in an off white Zardozi embroidered silk sherwani, while the next picture displays another manifestation of the celebrated embroidery. The final image is of the bridal ensemble that Amrita Singh wore for her wedding to Saif Ali Khan. Zardozi intricately romances the short Sherwani and its borders alike. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #handembroidery #classic #handmade #original #zardozi #embroidery #masterpieces #modernodes #ancientindia #parmeshwargodrej #offwhite #silk #sherwani #amritasingh #bridal #ensemble

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2003: Another artistic adventure for the duo in London! Designing in the quiet solace of a familiar, inspiring environment is poles apart from designing on British television! For a fantastic show called 'Design Wars', Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla were invited to redesign Mary Fessy's home - a senior school teacher based in London. Continuing to carry Indian splendour to foreign lands, Abu Sandeep recreated her residence with grand elements reminiscent of timeless decadence. Through them, Mughal jaalis, pure fabrics and classic Indian craftsmanship found exuberant expression in Europe. The duo contended with architectural heavyweights from across the globe and were voted 'Best Designers' by public poll. The photograph above has Abu Sandeep posing with fellow contestants from the show. Swipe to see the Indian paradise that they brought to London for Mary Fessy. @abujani @sandeepkhosla #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #designwars #maryfessy #craftsmanship #classic #handmade #original #timeless #Mughal #jaalis #purefabrics #decor #homedecor #interiors #artistic #london

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2002: A glimpse into the house of the goddess who walked the earth! Londoners were presented with the staggering opportunity of viewing Dimple Kapadia's Mumbai based designer home at Selfridges - a top departmental store in the city. Abu Sandeep recreated an entire floor of her house for the store's month-long, Bollywood inspired festival. Seen above are Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan along with Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Abu Sandeep posing at Selfridge's version of Dimple's home. The regal bed they're sitting on is carved in wood and spectacularly plated in silver. A Zardozi backdrop completes the luxurious bedchamber decor. Recalling the grandeur of the original project, the duo recount - "We planned the entire ambience as a fantasy home for a glamour goddess: rich, plush, sophisticated with a touch of the bohemian, and the interiors started to take a shape of their own.“ @amitabhbachchan @madhuridixitnene @abujani @sandeepkhosla @harveyleesutton @tonybmorgan @theofficialselfridges #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #selfridges #craftsmanship #handembroidery #classic #handmade #original #dimplekapadia #amitabhbachchan #jayabachchan #madhuridixitnene #wood #silverplated #zardozi #decor #homedecor #interiors

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2003: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla received the National Award for Costume Design for their work in Devdas. “Devdas was a labour of love and we worked feverishly, inspired by the beauty of the story. The concept behind the creation was drawn from the 1930’s-40’s. With our imagination and vision for each character, we did research into dress patterns of the time and looked back on old reference pictures, Bengali culture and traditional wear. We were ready with all the costumes barring 2 or 3 before the movie even started and we designed the whole look from clothes to jewellery.”- Abu & Sandeep @abujani @sandeepkhosla #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #nationalaward #devdas #bengaliculture #traditionalwear #handembroidery #classic #couture #handmade #original #costumedesign

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2002: A goddess in green and gold! Madhuri Dixit Nene is a vision of eternal beauty in this net anarkali crafted in a gold, Zardozi upper that leads to a deep green flair embellished with matching sequins. “We were absolutely delighted when Sanjay Leela Bhansali approached us to dress three prominent characters for Devdas! We have so many memories! Watching Pandit Birju Maharaj set the choreography for the first song, as we swooned seeing Madhuri match him expression for expression and step for step.” - Abu & Sandeep @madhuridixitnene #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #devdas #madhuridixitnene #zardozi #embroidery #anarkali #green #gold #sequins

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2002: When film costumes became fine couture! Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla took their dazzling workmanship to the silver screen by dressing Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Jackie Shroff in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. Shah Rukh looks positively phenomenal in a Chikan embroidered kurta paired with an angavastra (men’s shawl) and churidaar. A commendable expression of detail lies in Abu Sandeep’s insight to use colour as a mode of character portrayal. They reveal that “Shahrukh wanted to play a black character in black, whilst we believed that Devdas was simply hurt in love and took it badly, so we persisted on white as his look.” @iamsrk #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #shahrukhkhan #devdas #chikankari #angavastra #shawl #white #chikankurta

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2002: A marvel of mirrors! Seen in Devdas in 2002, this handcrafted ghagra features real mirrors embedded in the fabric with Zardozi embroidery. The flared, 10 panelled wonder took an entire team of highly skilled artisans two months to make and it weighs ten kilos as a set. 2015 saw the ghagra being featured at ‘The Fabric of India’ exhibit held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Abu Sandeep visualized Chandramukhi as Meera – a devotee of Lord Krishna. They saw her similarly devoted to Devdas and used colours, fabrics and accessorization to express the subtleties of the enthralling but unfulfilled courtesan. @madhuridixitnene #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #devdas #madhuridixitnene #zardozi #embroidery #ghaghra #thefabricofindia #mirrors #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery

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2001: Abu Sandeep have always been indulgent about borders. They perceive the creation of couture as a sequence that must have an artistic conclusion to a wondrous beginning. Be it the front or back, their border surrounds the entire ensemble because they believe that it must exude glamour no matter where it is viewed from. Every inch of the outfit is an important part of the entire masterpiece – perfectly necessary and intensely intricate. For them, borders lend a sense of completeness and add to the appeal of the entire garment by defining the silhouette with a fulfilling finish. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #borders #silhouette

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2001: The wonder of Vasli! Vasli is an exceptional form of embroidery that stunningly delivers dazzling dimension and it is most admired among AJSK brides. Abu Sandeep have reinvented the craft and used it extensively in their couture. The first image is an ensemble from their collection titled 'Dancing Dolls'. It is opulence in motion with figures executed in gold Vasli and Zardozi embroidery that come alive and mirror the night sky, resplendent with a gold meteor shower of embroidery. The second one is a Vasli lehenga made with touches of metallic materials treated entirely in Zardozi to form a graded leaf pattern like the one found on the inside of domes. A fabulous blend of eastern crafts and western silhouettes is seen in the third image. It is a dramatic sequinned hood adorned with delicate resham embroidery. The final photo has a crêpe de chine bridal outfit crafted heavily with Zardozi Vasli. Gold danced over orange and shone with the radiance of a glimmering sun. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #vasli #ajskbrides #zardozi #resham #westernsilhouttes #crepe

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2001: When bridal elegance exuded pure royalty! Originally made for to-be bride Tamara Costa, this ensemble is maximum indulgence manifested as couture. The breakthrough silhouette was a basic men's sherwani featuring an opulent trail. Pure Bangalore silk in a muted beige tone made the base fabric and it was majestically embroidered in real silver and silver thread dipped in gold. The dupatta was used as a veil and it was crafted in French silk net adorned with the mesmerizing dazzle of Swarovski crystals. A gold tasselled fringe finished the outfit and it took six months to reach completion. The bride's mother travelled to India from Greece to receive it. The image above is from an audio-visual presentation for Asia society where the garment dazzled with the combined radiance of gold and silver. It went on to become the highlight of the show. The ensemble also featured on the cover of the duo's debut book, 'A Celebration of Style'. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #bangaloresilk #frenchsilknet #swarovskicrystals #celebrationofstyle

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1999: Be it Asia Society, the National Gallery of Modern Art or Roosevelt House, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla have stormed their way into arenas where their fashion has been acclaimed as art. The duo believe that their lack of formal training has enabled their imagination to sway in the sweetness of the belief that anything is possible. And with this beautiful sense of limitlessness, the two have remained pioneers no matter where they go. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #asiasociety #nationalgalleryofmodernart #roosevelthouse #art #fashionpioneers #classic #couture #inspired #handmade #handembroidery #original

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1999: Be it Asia Society, the National Gallery of Modern Art or Roosevelt House, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla have stormed their way into arenas where their fashion has been acclaimed as art. The duo believe that their lack of formal training has enabled their imagination to sway in the sweetness of the belief that anything is possible. And with this beautiful sense of limitlessness, the two have remained pioneers no matter where they go. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #asiasociety #nationalgalleryofmodernart #roosevelthouse #art #fashionpioneers #classic #couture #inspired #handmade #handembroidery #original

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1999: Be it Asia Society, the National Gallery of Modern Art or Roosevelt House, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla have stormed their way into arenas where their fashion has been acclaimed as art. The duo believe that their lack of formal training has enabled their imagination to sway in the sweetness of the belief that anything is possible. And with this beautiful sense of limitlessness, the two have remained pioneers no matter where they go. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #asiasociety #nationalgalleryofmodernart #roosevelthouse #art #fashionpioneers #classic #couture #inspired #handmade #handembroidery #original

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1999: Carrying the glamour of India to the West! The esteemed Asia Society invited Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla to showcase their collection in New York and Houston. It was their first show in America and they were uncertain of what to expect. Keeping India, their eternal muse in mind, they indulged heavily with beads, sequins, tassels and pure materials and created art woven into a hundred outfits. The avant-garde sensuality of this shoot done for the show displayed Ottoman coats, rich silk velvets, Dhaka embroidered silhouettes and diverse crafts that paint a true picture of our homeland’s majestic heritage. “It was our first show in America and to our delight, it was a big success. The people truly appreciated our hand embroidery and the fact that we had kept the designs and embroidery India inspired.”- Abu & Sandeep #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #heritage #eternalmuse #culture #beads #sequins #tassels #wovenart #purematerials #asiasociety #ottomancoats #richsilk #velvet #dhakaembroidery #craftsmanship #innovators #handcrafted #classic

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1999 brought international recognition when Dame Judi Dench received an Oscar wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla! After seeing Sophie Marceau wear the label in The World is Not Enough, Dame Judi enquired about the designers and visited the London boutique that housed their couture and bought several ensembles for herself. The duo then offered to dress her for the Oscars and since then, she has remained a beloved client and friend. Judi graciously showed appreciation for her outfit made for the Oscars with a note and a bottle of champagne. Her Dhaka hand embroidered creation featured roses and tendrils that collectively formed a subtly scintillating trellis. Gold silk resham danced over the fabric with unparalleled intricacy. She says, “Not only are Abu and Sandeep's clothes works of art, but they are exquisite to look at and the most feminine clothes that I have ever worn.” Two decades have gone by, yet this memory remains a vision of outstanding exquisiteness! It was the first time Dame Judi appeared in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, and she has remained an aficionado ever since. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #damejudidench #oscars #dhakacreation #handembroidery #roses #tendrils #gold #silkresham #craftsmanship #innovators #handcrafted #couture #fashionpioneers #classic #handmade

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In 1999, their work made it to the sets of a James Bond film! Acclaimed costume designer Lindy Hemming styled Sophie Marceau in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla for ‘The World is Not Enough’. While passing Beauchamp Place in London, she came across ‘Also’ - the boutique owned by Eileen Coyne that displayed the duo’s couture. Amazed at the intricacy and richness of the garments, she picked up three to style Sophie for the Bond film. Recalling their exuberance, here’s what Abu Sandeep have to say – “We were really excited about our designs being used in a Bond film, but we kept it to ourselves and never spoke about it to anyone. Once the foreign press wrote about it, the Indian press took over. All those clothes are now in the Bond museum in London.” The next photo displays a Balinisean drape that is part of the same collection from which Sophie's scarf was sourced. Fantastically shaded in earthy tones, the fabric's hue flaunted a miraculous movement of colours. @sophiemarceau P.S. Did you know? Abu Jani made an appearance in the legendary film! #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #balinisean #drape #bondmuseum #craftsmanship #lindyhemming #sophiemarceau #jamesbond #movie #theworldisnotenough #originaldesign #innovators #handcrafted #fashionpioneers #original #classic #handmade #handembroidery

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1998 – When Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla displayed the finesse of their art for the British Council! Titled ‘Enduring Image’, the council’s exhibition included a beauteous retrospective on the duo’s work featuring aesthetic indulgence enveloped in innovative silhouettes, intricate embroideries, fantasy infused inspirations and breakthrough revivals. Zardozi umbrellas and embroidered flags marked the finale of the ‘royal procession’ themed show which included multiple ranges like gold, Tibetan, Killim, Kehkashan and Chikan to complement the diversity of global art forms. "It was only fitting that the ‘Enduring Image’ exhibition be concluded with an extravagant Abu Sandeep Fashion show...as the models glided down the stairwell, the centuries old exhibits on loan from the British Museum stood in mute attendance to a spectacle of impeccable fashion and style." -The Times of India #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #stylepioneers #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #handcrafted #innovation #trendsetters #original #couture #always #classic #handmade #handembroidery

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1998 - A river of silk flowing in earthen tones! This image shows a marvellous fusion of Abu Sandeep’s Bindiya and Tibetan collections. The entire range was a deconstructed wonder made from stoles enriched with abundant embroidery. A vibrant wave of colours came together, enchanting the wearer and viewer alike. @bipashabasu #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #trendsetters #fashionrevolution #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #duo #designers #pioneers #stylepioneers #handcrafted

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1997: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla designed their first ever wedding and created a new standard for celebration. For the wedding itself they broke with tradition and made white the epitome of bridal elegance! The duo dressed Shweta Bachchan Nanda in a delicate, white Chikan ensemble. Crafted in real silver and antique gota borders with Zardozi embroidery at the hem, the dress exquisitely complemented the bride’s fragile beauty. Seen with her is Jaya Bachchan wearing an entirely embroidered saree featuring Chikan jaali work in the Tagar flower motif. On her big day, Shweta mesmerized in a veil made of real flowers to complement her mother’s saree. This photograph was clicked four days before she gave birth to her daughter, Navya Naveli. @shwetabachchan @navyananda Photography: @ashok.salian #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #shwetabachchan #bridal #white #Chikankari #gotawork #Zardoziwork #flowermotif #Chikanwork #jayabachchan #shwetabachchan #naavyananda

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1997: More from the spectacular wedding of Shweta Bachchan and Nikhil Nanda! "Jaya is like our sister and we are like Shweta's mamas. We've known her and Abhishek since they were in their early teens, so doing this wedding went beyond work for us and it will always hold a very special place in our hearts"Nikhil and his family were very close to us and our first interiors project was redecorating their home. So this wedding meant a lot to us. It was the first event we ever got to design from end to end. We had a great time. It was a fantastic creative and emotional experience!"- Abu & Sandeep The duo channeled their devotion to detail into every aspect of the fabulous arrangements. Both the couture and the decor reflected the magic of their maximalist philosophy. For the wedding ceremony, they created ensembles that were a celebration of regal grace and handcrafted embroideries. Shweta Bachchan wore a velvet ghagra and blouse in maroon. Tiny booties embroidered in resham, badla and crystals filled the lehenga. A French net dupatta with a floral border completed this deliciously romantic ensemble. And for the mother of the bride, Jaya Bachchan, an exquisite red bandhini ghagra sari with lavish floral zardozi embroidery. @shwetabachchan @nikhil_nanda @amitabhbachchan @bachchan #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #anniversary #traditional #bridal #red #velvet #ghaghra #maroon #blouse #resham #badla #crystals #frenchnet #bandhanighaghra #floral #zardozi #embroidery #jayabachchan #amitabhbachchan #shwetabachchan #abhishekbachchan #nikhilnanda

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1997: ​A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Jaya Bachchan for sharing these pictures from Shweta and Nikhil's Sangeet with us. Their wedding was the first ever event done by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and the duo handled everything from decor to ensembles for each function for the entire Bachchan family. The Sangeet was an ode to Tradition at it's glorious best. And the ensembles a tribute to classical elegance and masterful craftsmanship. Shweta Bachchan wore a sumptuous gold brocade khinkhaab ghagra with gold zardozi vasli in a leafy tendril pattern. "It was a huge honour to have Mr and Mrs Bachchan entrust us with such an important occasion in the family. That they also gave us complete creative freedom was priceless. It allowed us to dream and execute to our hearts' content and bring to life an absolute fantasy“ - Abu and Sandeep @shwetabachchan @bachchan @nikhil_nanda #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #anniversary #design #fashion #original #couture #always #classic #handmade #handembroidery #traditional #shwetabachchan #bridal #gold #brocade #khinkhaab #ghaghra #classical #traditional #zardozi #vasli #tendrilpattern #shwetabachchan #abhishekbachchan #nikhilnanda

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Here’s a closer look at the Jamawar Shawl of 1990 recreated with utmost intricacy. This harmony of complex embroidery is composed with multi-hued, earth toned silk threads featuring motifs like the paisley and chinar leaf. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #shawl #kashmir #couture #intricateembroidery #embroidery #earthytone #motifs #paisley #chinar #beadwork #tassels

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Four years into the world of fashion and the duo continued to create with a blazing momentum. The spark had become fire and the light was wildly astonishing. Crafts of Gujarat and Kashmir were explored and mastered and this was still just the beginning of a ravishing road to traditional reinvention. “Our clothes have a classic timelessness, an old world charm. When you buy our clothes, you buy a little memory of India, of our history, of our culture, our colours” - Abu & Sandeep #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #innovation #quantum #mirrorwork #kurta

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1990 was when the iconic Jamawar Shawl from Kashmir was reborn as Couture! Never content to merely restore a craft technique, Abu Sandeep have always fashioned fresh beauty at its finest. This was their first use of fringe in the form of beaded tassels. @dimplekapadia #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #shawl #kashmir #couture #intricateembroidery #embroidery #earthytone #motifs #paisley #chinar #beadwork #tassels #dimplekapadia

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When imagination met indulgence, the 48 Kali Kurta came into being. Inspired by Abu Sandeep's love for maximum extravagance, the iconic garment created in 1990 made its flare dance with every movement. 20 metres of fabric went into making this flowing masterpiece of abundant volume and cut. After all, "Life is short, but art is long.“ #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #kurta #masterpiece #designerduo

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We remember 1990 with the radiance of this bridal wonder made for Raj Kapoor's daughter, Rima Jain. Not only was it the first bridal outfit made by the duo, it was also the beginning of their romance with mirror work. It was not just a dress, it was visual poetry. Crushed, green silk found unmatched opulence with mirrors surrounded by assorted gold materials. Kutchi work from Gujarat was the inspiration behind this mirrored marvel. The outfit's influence went well beyond its moment. Rima Jain revealed that on a trip to Nairobi she saw the Savvy magazine cover that featured her in her bridal outfit outside a tailor's shop. On it was the caption - 'This can be made here.' @rimosky #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #embroidery #mirrorcollection #mirrorwork #Zardozi #rimakapoor

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Abu Sandeep have woven stories in their clothes using rich bead embroidery as their language. The Miniature Collection of 1989 is a work of dreams that found eternal expression through their artistic eloquence. Sonam Kapoor recreated it for her 2018 film, Veere de Wedding. @dimplekapadia #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #embroidery #applique #mystical #beadwork #miniature #pathbreakers #original #handcrafted #sonamkapoor #veerediwedding

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The duo’s creative paradise is made from the profundity of their fresh perspective. They not only see anything for what it already is, but also for what it can be. They see perfection hidden in potential and through their work, they bring it out for other eyes to behold. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #naturalborn #natural #trends #timeless #style #timelessstyle #original #trendsetters #stylepioneers

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Art contained in Couture Abu Sandeep found the magical in the mystical in this heavenly ode to Indian miniature paintings. The featured embroidered and appliqued images were covered with a small glass frame held onto the fabric with delightfully delicate beadwork. The effect was so enchanting, it created the appearance of a dazzling, bejewelled body. The 1989 collection was recreated and worn by Sonam Kapoor in her 2018 film, Veere de Wedding. @sonamkapoor @rheakapoor #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #embroidery #applique #mystical #beadwork #miniature #pathbreakers #original #handcrafted

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Between 1989-1990, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla created a masterpiece ahead of their time – the first men’s Sherwani made for a woman. Even back then, the duo stood for fashion beyond established gender norms and did whatever fed the authenticity of their unique vision. Seen above is Dimple Kapadia lending her fabulously feminine touch to the Sherwani that featured beige velvet beautifully edged with a gold thread border. Says Dimple - “What drew me to Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla is their entire styling and play of colours. Their clothes can make every woman feel special and they were the kind of clothes I wanted to possess. There is a great sense of grandeur in their garments.” @dimplekapadia #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #zardoziwork #zardozi #white #shawls #artshow #tribal #tribalart #artwear #geometry #sequins #dimplekapadia

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From the Areesa Gallery “Khadi” Exhibition – a collection featuring white on white that beautifully overshadowed the old associations made with the timeless colour. Since antiquity, white indicated austerity and widowhood and because of this, it was not fashionable to wear. Abu Sandeep set a new interpretation for the colour by enriching white khadi fabric with delicate, matching embroidery. The duo chose to break through an established meaning to create their own one. Their principle was very simple – “we would create only what we wanted to do.” @sonuwalia @anabredmeyere #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #tradition #allwhite #couture #white #pristine #fashioncollection #trend

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1989 brings an abundance of memories, and the Art Wear Show is among them! Art Gallerist Bina Kilachand announced her Art Wear Show for which Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla created a collection that remains marvellously unforgettable to this day. The concept required designers to draw inspiration from the artist’s work and create wearable art. Keeping extravagance and flamboyance in mind, the duo chose a tribal theme for which Abu drew original sketches inspired by Africa’s Masai Tribe. No detail was spared in manifesting the tribe’s essence on the fluid backdrop of pure fabric. As absolute believers in maximal magnificence, Abu Sandeep crafted long, Chaddar shawls that weighed about ten kilos each. For the first time the duo indulged in 45 metres of beautiful, off white crepe de chine creating a new, lavishly layered silhouette with hints of black bead embroidery as highlights. The shawls were meticulously embellished with sequins, beads and silk threads in the form of Zardozi. Both reveal that "The whole process was pure celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves." “I just sat down and drew” recalls Abu. The designs were inspired by Africa but the interpretation had our own stamp. Unveiling this collection was the first time we received a standing ovation and we were the only ones to have received it that day. First three people stood up, then a fourth and then the entire hall stood up and started clapping. We couldn’t believe it!” #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #sketches #art #artcollection #doodle #monochrome #designerduo #artists #fashioncollection #fashionart

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Did you know? Abu Sandeep are not formally trained. Every aesthetic execution has come from a place of pure imagination where methods were discovered along the way to bring to reality, the beauty they were seeing in their minds. “Perhaps, it was our very naiveté that resulted in creativity because we had no preconceived notions. To break out of a form is a slightly difficult task – whether it’s with acting, designing, writing or drawing. You can innovate and go into by-lanes, but it is difficult to break out because you’ve been told this is the right way to do it. Since neither of us have preconceived notions, our attitude has always been that nothing is impossible.” @abujani @sandeepkhosla #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #trendsetters #fashionrevolution #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #duo #designers #pioneers #stylepioneers

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1988 marked the launch of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla's "Jashan" collection. The title was also a near amalgam of their names Jani and Sandeep. Like every collection they ever created, the two remained true to their principle of pure fabrics and complex embroidery backed by an unparalleled maximalist vision. "Jashan means celebration and it was our exuberant intention to celebrate fashion on our own." - Abu & Sandeep In the same year, the duo also made their first international collaboration that opened doors beyond borders for their utterly unique work. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #memorylane #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #designerduo #retail #newlabel #multidesignerstore #bombay #ensemble #jashan

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1988 was the year they went international! Retailing at Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London and Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s Zardozi shawls made it to some of the most exquisite wardrobes in the world. The Collection also featured in Elle and Vogue, making it a commercial as well as a critical success. The duo glamourized everything they touched and the world was beginning to notice. . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftmenship #Zardozi #london #newyork #shawl #elle #vogue #designerduo

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Client Shakira Caine looks ever so resplendent in an embroidered shawl and crushed jacket by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla! The wife of Sir Michael Caine, she created the first opportunity for the pair to internationalize their work in 1988 by commissioning them to design shawls for Harrods under the Shakira Caine brand. Abu Sandeep sourced woolen shawls on a trip to Amritsar and embroidered them in naqqashi kania with saadi stitches, turning the ordinary essential into a piece of extraordinary glamour. Because Shakira Caine was doing only accessories back then, she could not sell Abu Sandeep’s clothes, but she offered to wear them so that their designs would gain publicity among a crowd that appreciated the finer things in life. #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #trendsetters #fashionrevolution #anniversary #design #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #craftsmanship #duo #designers #pioneers #stylepioneers #shawls #zardozi #shakiracaine

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"The Queen of Good Taste and Darling of International Society.” Sunita Pitamber introduced Abu Sandeep to global artists, connoisseurs and high society including Shakira Caine and also offered her Juhu residence to them to use as a studio. Her arrival into their lives was like gold dust on a wave of spectacular energy. “Sunita Pitamber was quite simply our angel. She introduced us to new people, new geographies, new expression. She believed in us and our work wholeheartedly and put her faith into motion as our champion." - Abu & Sandeep #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #designerduos #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #handcrafted #stylepioneers #fashion #Indian #traditional #culture #Craftsmanship #patron #champion #sunitapitamber

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The love affair with couture continues! This 1988 Jamdhani saree drape featuring multicoloured, resham hand embroidery displays Abu Sandeep’s artistic sensibilities in great measure. Gold, beige and white come together to create a vision of everlasting elegance. What mattered most is that their experimental endeavour resulted in a delightful contribution to Indian style – the ultimate revival of traditional crafts which were slowly fading due to lack of patronage. @anusualanu #33YearsofAJSK . . . #embroidery #handcrafted #pioneers #stylejourney #abujanisandeepkhosla #borders #fashionforward #jamdhanisaree #resham #anuaggarwal #designerduo #abujani #sandeepkhosla

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Feted by FDCI! Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla receive the FDCI Hall of Fame award for their pioneering and outstanding contribution to Couture. #fdci #halloffame #award #couture #pioneer #fashion #celebration #lifestyle #designerduo #abujani #sandeepkhosla #abujanisandeepkhosla

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Throwback Thursday! @natalyosmann is gorgeous in this gold lehenga by @abujanisandeepkhosla styled by @mohitrai @nikhilthampi #throwbackthursday #fashion #lifestyle #luxury #gold #lehenga #abujanisandeepkhosla #designerduo #stylish #allgold #gorgeous

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Crushing on a Boy in Blue! Y.S. Viraaj, baby boy of Neha and Y. Karthik, wears a custom, blue bandgala with marodi embroidery, paired with a white shirt and pants by AJSK Man at his naming ceremony. We cannot get enough of the cuteness! #cute #babyboy #blue #bandhgala #marodiembroidery #namingceremony #ajskman #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #fashion #fashionforkids #designerduo

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White Whisper! @zahraraza1 exudes ethereal grace in @abujanisandeepkhosla #abujanisandeepkhosla #clientdiaries #zahraraza #ethereal #lehenga #destinationwedding #abujani #sandeepkhosla

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Bliss be upon You, Birthday Girl! Wishing Priyanka Chopra Jonas @priyankachopra a magical day. Photography by @storiesbyjosephradhik @josephradhik #birthdaygirl #priyankachoprajonas #inlove #godbless #birthdaywishes #nickyanka #umaidbhawanpalace #wedding #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #designerduo

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Here's wishing the immensely gifted and absolutely fabulous @ranveersingh the most wonderful birthday. #ranveersingh #trendsetter #original #abujanisandeepkhosla #couture #birthdayboy

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Pristine with a Twist of Fab! @loveysasan and @koushik_koush are white light in #abujanisandeepkhosla #clientdiaries #weddingcollection #allwhites #lehenga #elegant #embroidery #beauty #fashion #designers #abujanisandeepkhosla #ajskman #abujani #sandeepkhosla

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Pristine with a Twist of Fab! @loveysasan and @koushik_koush are white light in #abujanisandeepkhosla #clientdiaries #weddingcollection #allwhites #lehenga #elegant #embroidery #beauty #fashion #designers #abujanisandeepkhosla #ajskman #abujani #sandeepkhosla

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Pristine with a Twist of Fab! @loveysasan and @koushik_koush are white light in #abujanisandeepkhosla #clientdiaries #weddingcollection #allwhites #lehenga #elegant #embroidery #beauty #fashion #designers #abujanisandeepkhosla #ajskman #abujani #sandeepkhosla

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The Epitome of Glamour! Kashmira Patil & Purvesh Sarnaik in Khosla Jani and AJSK Man. . . . #clientdiaries #weddingcollection #elegant #embroidery #beauty #fashion #designers #khoslajani #ajskman #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla