Karan Torani talks about his inspiration, hand-crafted luxury and cultural identity
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Hong Kong, April 6 -- Designer Karan Torani has never been one to follow the herd. As a kid in school, he was listening to qawwali by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ghulam Ali even though hip-hop was the accepted measure of cool. And in middle school, when most of his peers were grappling with career choices, Torani was crystal clear about his path.
He had a vision for his brand; he was building a portfolio and writing to fashion schools in the ninth grade. "It was eerie because no one else in the family was in fashion or art," he admits. And when Karan Torani launched his beloved eponymous label in August 2018, he wasn't just another young kid making Indianwear. His focus on 'handcrafted luxury clothing inspired by Indian nostalgia' turned t...
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