Indian designers pen books on fashion

Two big Indian fashion designers have chronicled their experience in the world of fashion through books.

With many leading Indian fashion designers completing their silver jubilees in 2012 and 2013, it is interesting to see how they are chronicling their years in the world of glamour. While many, like Tarun Tahiliani and Ashish Soni hosted retrospective exhibitions, there are also those who are looking at the might of words to chronicle their history. One of those is Delhi-based designer Suneet Varma, who is celebrating the silver anniversary of his brand with a coffee table book in his name. With text by writer Nishat Fatima, the book features 25 select people Suneet has worked with, along with photographs from some of his prominent collections.

Goa-based designer Wendell Rodricks has penned two important books in the last couple of years. Titled The Green Room, the first book is a chronicle of the Indian fashion industry's evolution in the last 25 years and the other, called Moda Goa, is a book on Goan costume history. Talking to us recently, Wendell had said that The Green Room is not merely a book about fashion's more glamourous side. It is about how he started his journey and how the world around him changed with the people in it.

The two designers also had starry events to launch their respective books.