"I grew up in a family where cultural values and respect for all religions were inculcated in our mind and heart. Therefore, as a child in school, I was mainly interested in the cultural and...
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"I grew up in a family where cultural values and respect for all religions were inculcated in our mind and heart. Therefore, as a child in school, I was mainly interested in the cultural and artistic activities. I come from a family with a long lineage in the textile arts, so it was only natural that I would fall in love with the gifts of the weft and warp.
"My desire to learn more about the beauty of garment industry took me to join the Pearl Academy of Fashion, an affiliate Nottingham Trent University. All of my designs come from my heart. I create each piece with a lot of passion and enthusiasm.
"When I'm designing, I make a special effort to find out what would make my customers feel confident, happy and proud of the garment that have I created for them. I make sure to find out these critical details before working on the actual product, that way I can offer them the best apparel item possible.
"Whenever I get inspired by something, I roughly scribble out a few sketches and relate them to different scenarios before I make a rough swatch. After making the necessary amendments, I embellish them with hand-embroidered motifs because I feel it gives it warmth and a sense of uniqueness.
"Nature is something that inspires me and I depend on it all the time. But the one person and most important source of inspiration in my life has been my mother. She played a big role in my decision to choose this field.
"I have exhibited my collections throughout India as well as in Osaka, and Paris, and it has been a wonderful experience. For me, the most important prize is when people express their appreciation for the work I have done. Their comments encourage me and motive me to keep creating something new.
"I feel I blessed with the opportunity to interact and become part of the Novica family, because they recognize the hard work of artisans and designers by providing them with a perfect platform which only a few think of achieving. I am a big traveling buff, each new place gives me ideas and something new to explore and learn. Like any designer would dream of, I also look forward to making a name for myself in the international market."