At his 2004 graduating show, case a bagful of awards already in his puddle, look this New Niftian always knew what he was in quest of. Thereafter, ambulance followed an unstoppable series of proud events – his first award winning show at the Singapore fashion week 05 in 2007, he reached his milestone participating in the London fashion week and in 2008, he experienced his highest point in his career presenting his SS’09 collection as a solo show at carousel Du Louvre, Paris. Passionately working for the cause of his native Bhagalpur master weavers, He received the young Entrepreneur Award by the British council in 2009. He’s been participating in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week since 2005 and in WIFW’s SS12, he penetrated into the Indian wear market in grand way by launching his Rajputana collection.
His line seems simple, clean- cut, and basic h/ever each and every garment look achieved goes back to yarn stage with multiple treatments given not only to the garment but yarns and fabric as well. This adds uniqueness and makes his collection stand out Fashion to him is not just a popular trend, but a very basic form of representation that is always conceptual. Strong believer in the versatility of Bhagalpur weaving techniques and skilled craftsmanship, Samant Gives credit to the Bhagalpur craftsmen for his ever evolving and innovative fabrics .. His colors remain very earthy and rustic capturing the nature. The label , ‘SAMANT CHAUHAN’ today has come a long way selling at several high – profile stores globally.
A post graduate diploma from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. Received Award of The Most Innovative Fabric Development’, And ‘Best Design Collection.’ during NIFT graduating show Followed by ‘Best Design Collection’ award at Kolkata’s Nift Confluence amongst all Centers
Made his first international mark at the Singapore Fashion Week – At the ‘Asian Young Designer Contest,’ he presented his prize winning collection – “Changing patterns of Buddhism along the Silk Route” which invited rave reviews from international fashion journalists comprising, Collin Mc Dowell. The same collection was a part of the India’s promotion in TSUM, Moscow.
Samant’s debut Collection at the ‘India Fashion Week’ received remarkable encouragement from the biggest names in the fashion fraternity. The same year, hebecame one of the finalists for the WOW, New Zealand from India. Same year, Chauhan also started an eco-friendly line with the US based company, ‘MOKSHA for Earth’.
Carrying his hand made, hand woven ethical silk garments to the international market; he created a unique place for himself. He presented his first catwalk show – “Kamasutra” at the India Fashion Week, A/W’07 & received an overwhelming response from both the media & the international buyers. This collection not only gifted Samant the recognition of ‘The most promising talent of India,’ but was also covered by the Italian Vogue’s annual issue. Subsequently, he got an opportunity to be a part of “Esthetics” at the London Fashion Week, SS’08. After this there was no looking back and he showcased his collections for the 4 consecutive seasons at the London Fashion Week.
USHA’s Sewing School approached Samant for his grave understanding of the local crafts, stitching and embroidery to contribute a Training Programme Book compiling the less ons on stitching at all levels. Every year, this ‘Sewing & Design’ and ‘Embroidery’ book, trains students in thousands of Usha Sewing Schools across India.