October 2007

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Arts and Culture | October 2007

 


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Festive Season and Arts

Malika Doshi

With the Festive Season just around the corner, some of our very talented Torontonians are getting their artsy collections out for our viewing pleasure. Featured here are two amazing women - Malika Doshi and Sushma Kilachand - who are applying their creative sensibilities to churn out some decadent and exclusive stuff. Both operate from their homes and have over the years built up their clientele by virtue of word of mouth…

Sushma Kilachand

Born and raised in Calcutta, Malika is a graduate of the famous J.J.School of Arts, Bombay. A resident of Toronto since 1978, Malika has taught art at the North York Board of Education and worked as an artist with Nancy Kaye Agency, Colours Canada and Basket Express. She was the Director of Gallery 7 from 1992-1995 and since then has devoted her time to portraiture, multimedia paintings and stage decorations. “My work is created out of search for Spirit. I paint for love, joy and humanity” says Doshi who currently owns and operates ‘Studio 29’ (studio29.myshopify.com) art and design place.   

Malika’s Art will be on Display at The Diwali Show and Sale November 2, 3 and 4, 2007 at Floral Culture 3167 Bayview Ave., 
Willowdale, M2K 1G2 Contact: 416 885 7963.

Shawls collection

This vivacious Danforth gal, Sushma Kilachand, is in every sense a great model for her clothing line. After studying Fashion Design at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising,  she worked for Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston . Soon after, she returned to India & started working for designer Krishna Mehta who was in the process of launching her ready to wear label. Two years and many Fashion shows later, Sushma started her own label, ‘Sushk Designs’ in Mumbai.  

Very active in Toronto’s social scene, Sushma has been featured on Television and in print media. Some of her professional highlights include:  

Sponsored outfits from her collection for the “Jewel heart Ball” in association with the Heart & Stroke foundation of Ontario, participated in the “Kismet Wedding Show , Dressed the board for the “Rogers annual Gala event”, Was invited to be a participant of the ICRW( International Centre for research on Women) “International Bazaar” in Washington D.C, Did a fashion show for the South Asian business festival in May 2006, Showcased her collections at the "South Asian multicultural Festival,” 2006 and many more.

SUSHK (www.sushkdesigns.com) is about Indo-western clothing in pure fabrics and affordable prices. The embroideries are all  done by hand by the artisans of India in an effort to promote their talents.  

 

Brocade Shirt
Tunic and Poncho
Silk and Linen

 

Sushma has set up a showroom in her home out of which she continues to sell her collections.

 

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