BEYOND STYLE Designing clothes and the success of my business are what enabled me to be the woman I wanted to be. Now that I’ve achieved this, I work to inspire other women find the best version of themselves. Fashion is a form of expression. I create clothes that give women confidence.
WOMEN’S ISSUES I’m involved with a lot of work concerning women. There were many stumbling blocks on my road to success but many people helped me along the way. I try to learn from the former and focus on the latter. It is important to be grateful. So whenever I can, I try to help people achieve their goals and put that good intention back in the universe.
INDIA INSPIRES The fashion scene is absolutely stunning. The women are so graceful. The way they command their saris and move is such an inspiration. DVF gets a lot of its embroidery done in India. We have used some Indian textiles too. Colour combinations, patterns, the effortless elegance of women in saris… are all huge inspirations. On a personal note, I love the white embroidered Lucknowi kurtas. I sleep in them! I simply adore them. They’re comfortable, allow you to move freely and, at the same time, glamorous and beautiful – that’s so DVF!
TO ASPIRING DESIGNERS Just go for it. You only regret the things you don’t do. Clarity defines a designer. If you are clear about your vision, then you have everything.