Heritage India Fashions is the global leader in formal Indian and Indo-western men and women’s fashion, from wedding sarees and lehengas to contemporary Indo-western outfits created by award-winning designer Prashant Goyal.
Prashant has a sharp eye for color, texture, and fabric. His love for clothing design, cultivated at a young age where he worked at the family’s East Village designer clothing store, The Dress Shoppe. After studying business management in college, Prashant took over the family business and, in 2017, opened Heritage India Fashions in Manhattan, New York. He began focusing specifically on Indian culture and heritage in his fashion, incorporating western cuts and styles, to create trendy, unique designs that could be worn to the corporate office and formal events alike.
Besides the intricate designs, the selection of fabrics used sets apart Heritage India Fashions. Inspired by the cultures of villages in his travels abroad, over the past 25 years, Prashant has collected velvet, silks, and cotton fabrics from the 18th century, the 1920s and 1930s. His company also created their own vegetable-dyed, handwoven organic cotton clothing (Khaadi).
His bridal and formal wear have intricate, hand-embroidered designs, using threads made of the precious metals gold and silver, set with gemstones and Swarovski crystals. All of their formal sherwani, Nehru coats, and formal bridal lehenga’s one of a kind. In addition to both formal and casual wear, the store offers an exquisite collection of jewelry, traditional wedding accessories, handbags, and footwear.
Prashant’s wife and business partner Ruchi is the Creative Stylist of Heritage India Fashions and lead designer of their crochet fabrics and shares Prashant’s vision of community support and a continued emphasize on fair trade and ecofriendly materials. Their factory in Delhi, India employees eight artists in addition to a team of embroidery artisans that execute Prashant’s vision, and to date the factory supports over 100 families.
Prashant’s designs and Ruchi’s styling can be found on the runway, as well as on television programs, such as Madam Secretary, House of Cards, and Quantico. Prashant additionally designed pieces for an extensive list of Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities, but also for Disney productions, the film Eat Pray Love, which starred Julia Roberts, and has designed for several government officials, including an Anarkali gown for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.
Heritage India Fashions is partnering with Kiss the Monkeys to host a spectacular Red Carpet Charity Gala sponsored by the iconic toy store FAO Schwarz. Heritage India Fashions will be the headlining designer for the Once Upon A Runway Charity Fashion Show, which will take place at the gala on January 16th. Proceeds for the event will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at https://kissthemonkeys.ticketspice.com/once-upon-a-runway-a-toy-story