"CONGRATULATIONS Emerging designers for LFW Summer/Resort 2013. Spread the Love, Tag Yourself!"
"Culture and heritage are two very important words in Daniel Syiem's vocabulary. One of the first designers to start a fashion house in his hometown, Shillong, nearly two years ago, Syiem will showcase his collection, Ryndia, in the Emerging Designers category. "The collection is primarily resort wear - dresses that can be worn for a brunch or an evening do," says the 36-year-old. Interestingly, Ryndia is a hand-woven fabric in Meghalaya. It is generally used only to make stoles and shawls and has thermal properties - it keeps one warm in winters and cool in summers. "I don't know why designers have not explored the versatility of this material. I want to create an awareness about it through my collection," says Syiem, who has retained the fabric's original colour (off-white) in his designs but has added subtle glamour with embroidery and contemporary silhouettes. "I want to introduce my culture, music, art, language and the heritage of Meghalaya through my work," says the designer who also retails in Guwahati and Delhi."
"DNA after Hrs. (May 25th) reported-"The show that followed really was the surprise element of the day. The soothing collection by North eastern designer Daniel, which had 16 garments in organic fabrics".
"Times of India (May 25th) reported in their column Fashion'life&style-"Daniel Syiem, another emerging designer, showcased a collection that was minimalistic, yet elegant. From dresses to long flowy gowns in bright and earthy tones, the designer grabbed eyeballs for his creativity and design aesthetics.