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Bhavya Kalsi is Fashioning a Better Future

"I have to fight for a seat at the table. Some just get it. If there’s no seat at the table, no problem, because I’m bringing my chair.” Bhavya Kalsi’s father was…
Kshitija Mruthyunjaya

Kshitija Mruthyunjaya is Reviving a Legacy from Kodiyala

It was a newspaper clipping many years ago that sent me driving down narrow dusty roads off the Bangalore-Mysore highway to look for a village called Kodiyala. This was a weaver community…

Ruby Bhandari on Her Ever-Evolving Fashion Line

Had it not been for her mother, Texas-based Silk Threads founder Ruby Bhandari may never have had a career in fashion at all. In the 8th grade, Bhandari begrudgingly followed her mom’s advice and…
Megha Rao

Fashion Designer Megha Rao on Growing a Brand, Valuing Others

New York City-born Megha Rao is a designer, curator, and former model. With her contemporary South Asian fashion line holiCHIC, Rao is helping women build their confidence through colorful, flowing dresses and vibrant…

Swati Bagaria

Tying the Knot with Swati Bagaria Bhakta

Indian weddings are typically extravagant and beautiful affairs. Yet there’s one component that is often surprisingly complex for South Asian brides planning their weddings in the U.S., and that’s selecting bridal party…

Masaba Gupta: Traditional Made Modern

Masaba Gupta has never been afraid of contrast. Since her first collection paraded down the runway, she’s relished using traditional fabrics in brand-new cuts, or pairing bold and outgoing contemporary prints with…
Anita Dongre

Why Every Girl Should Know About Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre made her earliest design vision an international sensation. Following her 1984 graduation from SNDT College with a degree in fashion design, Dongre knew creating a house devoted to fashion influenced…

Shriya Bisht Misra

Shriya Bisht Misra Isn’t Too Cozy

Fashion designer Shriya Bisht Misra grew up with a formidable backdrop for her childhood: the Himalayas. Her hometown, Nainital, is not technically in the Himalayas but rather in the foothills. Still, the…