Banjanan

Bright dresses and tops are having a moment. If you’re searching for one that no one else will have, look no further than Banjanan. Caroline Weller founded the label in 2013 in Jaipur, India, where she’s lived for 15 years with her family. Formerly a designer at major brands like Calvin Klein, Armani, and J.Crew. Trips to the Jaipur markets opened her eyes to mind-boggling crafts and techniques that have been passed down through generations: “I found these museum-quality textiles with unbelievable weaving and embroidery, and it took my breath away,” Weller tells Vogue on the phone from her factory. “After so many years in New York, I started to get this feeling that everything was becoming so homogenized, between fast fashion and the constant [cycle] of trends. But here in Jaipur, it’s the opposite—everything is slow. Some fabrics take weeks or a month to finish, and I thought, ‘What happened to the idea that something worth having is worth waiting for?’

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