Isha Kapoor & Nitin Kartikeya
Based on their inclination towards dark & revolutionary themes, this dynamic duo joined hands in 2006 to launch the conceptualized women's wear label – Dozakh. Today, their timeless creations are not only available at leading boutiques in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad but also in great demand across USA, UK, Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Pre-empting the latent demand for bespoke garments, they launched a unique design studio and boutique in the heritage locale of Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi.
From designing individual pieces for celebrities to creating the wardrobe for leading production houses to showcasing their designs at Indian fashion weeks and international exhibition, Kartikeya and Isha do it all with élan. Their provocative fashion shows have been commended for leaving a lasting impression as they effortlessly marry innovative concepts with creative choreography..an infusion of emotional power and raw energy.
Their tendency to juxtapose elegance with playful gaiety, strength with fragility and the modern with the mythical has led to the birth of numerous noteworthy collections. The dynamic and classic textiles incorporate uproarious patterns which mix with the layering of gothic and baroque imagery combined with abstract and surreal prints with substantial embroideries. Each creation is unique and speaks volumes about their creative sensibilities and unrelenting pursuit for perfection.
Their broad approach surpasses the traditional belief that limits fashion to design stores as they constantly strive towards making it a form of art and entertainment..to be watched and admired, not just simply worn.
In less than 5 years, Dozakh by Kartikeya and Isha have paved their way into the hearts and wardrobes of fashionable women around the globe.
Dozakh continues to challenge the conventional with its off-beat yet eternal designs, innate attention to detail, outstanding workmanship and provocative themes. Keeping alive their unrelenting pursuit for perfection, the label's recent collection pays homage to Prague. The duo's synergy with the creative energies of this magical city came about after they began designing and stylising for the upcoming new-age Bollywood production - Prague.
Dozakh a women's wear fashion brand, co-founded by Isha & Kartikeya is best known for the workmanship and services. The brand is based on Isha's panache, originality and Kartikeya's intuitive, rebellious and unique sense of style.
Dozakh has its generously spaced flagship store in the heritage locale of Hauz Khas Village. Dozakh is a capital's bespoke fashion wear destination which aims at catering to the mainstream by challenging the 'off-beat'. It works towards making fashion as a form of entertainment to be watched and admired not just simply worn.
Isha and Kartikeya's broad approach surpassed the traditional belief of limiting fashion to just design stores. Their initiatives lead to opening of avenues to reach and increase the consumers of Dozakh worldwide. They strive to provide a better infrastructure, environment for the people working for Dozakh and their perspective growth.The array of dynamic and everlasting textiles incorporates uproarious patterns. The fabric is captivatingly combined with abstract and surreal prints with substantial embroideries on them. All thematic and conceptual assortments have some really interesting historical essence attached to it.
Dozakh a fashion brand synonymous to elegance, class and timelessness finds way to bring incomprehensible emotions like love, lust and obsession to the free spirited soul through the art form of fashion. The label aims at transforming contemporary design trends with the introduction of the mythical elements. The label is injected with élan, styling the excitement of the spectacle and opulence of the past. The brand also provides a complete wardrobe consultancy facility that is acceptable and well received by audience.
Isha & Kartikeya has tirelessly worked to promote Dozakh, not just as a label but as a powerful statement by being a part of some of the most prestigious fashion shows such as Autumn/Winter 2009 by Fashion Foundation of India (FFI) at the Delhi Fashion Week and will also be showcasing the collections at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
Apart from flagship store in Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Dozakh is available in multi-brand stores as well as designer's exclusive showrooms such as : Carma (New Delhi), Ensemble (New Delhi) , Samsaara (New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore), Amara (Mumbai), Ahamm (New Delhi), Aza (New Delhi and Mumbai), Re (Mumbai), Fuel (Mumbai), Araliya (Pune), 85 Landsdowne (Kolkata), Zenon(Kolkata), also8 (Hyderabad), Impero (Hyderabad), Elahe (Hyderabad),Tamara (Hyderabad), Deval (Ahmedabad), Mogra (Mumbai), Moda in (Kuwait), Arwa Sultan(Saudi Arab), Phulkari(London UK), Touchwood Boutique (Preston, UK), Indiva (Toronto, Canada), Fahida Hakkama (Libya) & Suneri Boutique (Boston, USA).
Coffee With Kafka
Prague Chapter - II
Prague- The city of a million paradoxes. This haunting city's 18th century opulence is crowned by meandering cobbled lanes that invoke the wanderer in every man. Thugs wear Mozart wigs and push chamber music on street corners and marionettes hang in windows, making the whole city seem like a theatre with unseen puppeteers crouched behind velvet.
For our A/W'12 collection, we paid homage to this great city that wooed us while working on the film project titled 'Prague'. Watching the final cut of the film, we feel like our interpretation and understanding will be forever incomplete, like a short phone call with a loved one. This longing led to the conception of our Resort '12 collection as a fond afterthought. We re-create the very wind of this haunting city that carries the memory of magic, revolution, violins, and a hundred untold stories.
Dozakh would like you to walk through the alleys of this mystical old town of Prague with us with this viewing of our collection,'Coffee with Kafka: Prague Chapter -II' Intricate tone on tone embroidery on the grand canvases of flowing chiffons, silks and intricate french knots meet haunting prints in our signature layering.