Deepa Gurnani is an avant­garde lux­ury ac­ces­sories la­bel, founded by New York­based de­signer cou­ple Deepa Gurnani and Jay Lakhani. An alum­nus of Lon­don’s pres­ti­gious Cen­tral Saint Martins Col­lege of Art and De­sign, Deepa started her ca­reer by bead­ing high-end pieces for lead­ing cou­turi­ers such as Alexan­der McQueen, Emanuel Un­garo, Fendi and Mar­jan Pe­joski.

Deepa im­bibed the cou­ture stan­dards of qual­ity and fin­ish, and in 2006, co-cre­ated the Deepa Gurnani la­bel with her hus­band, to in­tro­duce un­usual bead­ing and em­broi­dery tech­niques in her cre­ations.

“In­dia’s finest ar­ti­sans em­broi­der the col­lec­tions us­ing tech­niques passed down through gen­er­a­tions. Our aim is to keep the ex­quis­ite art of tra­di­tional hand em­broi­dery alive, and we also en­deav­our to ed­u­cate our ar­ti­sans in new tech­niques and in­no­va­tions,” says Deepa.

IN THIS IS­SUE: In Style Quo­tient, we show­case Deepa Gurnani’s hand-em­broi­dered and em­bel­lished one-off cre­ations teamed with freeflow­ing strik­ing ensem­bles by Lola By Su­man B.

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