Gunjan Aylawadi

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“What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it. They stop for a moment to have a closer look and the moment turns into long minutes of being fascinated by the beauty a simple medium like paper can add to the work in front of their eyes.”  -Gunjan […]

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Behind The Scenes Video

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What do you get when you give me a sewing machine, fabric, friends, beer, and a photo studio?  You get this. We had so much fun at the photoshoot for The Paraders’ first mini-collection that I had to make a little mashup video of the behind-the-scenes action.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday, […]

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Skirt Set Perfection


I think it’s probably clear by now that I’m way down with a good full skirt.   Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm  is a perfect example of how to wear one well. Doesn’t she look amazing in this set? Wearing a full skirt is a great way to add a vintage touch to your outfit.  It always […]

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Circle Skirts!

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Remember that blog post a couple weeks ago where I mentioned that I was working on a secret mini-collection?  Well, it’s FINALLY HERE!  In addition to working on a full S/S 2016 Paraders collection, I just launched a Circle Skirt Shop full of small-batch, limited edition prints!  I’m super proud of the designs and hope you […]

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Muted Tapestry


Choosing fabrics for a collection is always the most difficult part of the process for me.  I have to gather hundreds, even thousands of images, swatches, and art references before I can wrap my head around what I want to present.  This time around, it seems like the combinations I’m overall most drawn to are […]

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