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neishaa gharat Looking back at the Design Entrepreneur
After studying visual arts,I co-founded & pioneered the concept of design & communications studio in Mumbai in the mid nineties . Being 20 something I had a lot to prove to the world. With naivity comes fearlessness. I learnt to be an entrepreneur on the job. We grew from 3 to 50 big team which was a size unheard of in that decade and worked with Global and National brands. Being an entrepreneur is not a 9 to 5 job, its about 20 hour days and facing the impossible, day after day. This teaches one the importance of loving what you do and persistent hard work.

Today being a Designer is all encompassing
I enjoy freedom & constraints to design, write, shoot, film, illustrate, create, collaborate and really use all my creative forces in my work. Designing for brands to designing my art+fashion ready-to-wear collection to designing for social change for example an Art installation to a Mobile class room that teaches in the slums of Mumbai co-exist comfortably in my studio in London. Culmination of Cultures makes me who i am, it continues to be… living and working any where in the world with a sense of deep rooted Indianess from within.

Blurring boundaries between Art & Fashion
My surroundings have always mattered, in the same way that what I wear has always mattered.
My ready-to-wear Collection is very much inspired by the globalisation phenomena. One need not loose one’s sense of identity any where in the world. Tradition, arts and craftsmanship can collide comfortably with the modern, contemporary, chaotic pace. For the woman who is very comfortable within herself and can easily swing between a modern working and an evening wardrobe. The collection is designed to be timeless that holds no constraints of time and space.

Embracing Art & Activism
As artists we are all responsible for making the world a better place. I love creating engaging mediums to propagate the message

Making a difference through Project Crayons an NGO that empowers children, youth and communities through health education and rights.
As a young woman I had the opportunity to work with my mother’s humble dream of educating children from poor local communities and protecting the girl child. Today in the capacity of a voluntary director & campaigner of Project Crayons I believe every child and young person deserves a life of dignity… deserves a fair chance in life.