karishma shahani
karishma shahani

Commencing the ‘Graduate Runway Show 2010’, Karishma Shahani, a Fashion Graduate from the prestigious London College of Fashion, UK received LCF’s 'Best Surface Textiles’, the ‘Nina De York Fashion Illustration’ and the British Graduate 100's 'Fashion Graduate of the Year' Awards for her debut graduate SS11 collection – ‘Yatra’.

Featured as 'New Talent' by the likes of Vogue Italia and Elle India, Karishma Shahani’s work has been fveatured as cover stories in design centric publications and portals magazines such as POOL (India) and India Today garnering appreciation worldwide from the likes of Wallpaper, View Magazine, Grazia, ID, FTV India, Ecouterre.com, Collezioni, Milk X Hong Kong, TokyoFashionWeekend.com, Fashion156.com, Andspersand, Platform and Financial Express - India to name a few. Her work is also a part of highly acclaimed books such as ‘Fashion Design – Volume 3’ by Sue Jenkyn Jones and Paz Diman’s ‘Poetry of Fashion Design’.

A strong patron of eco-fashion, Shahani’s work has been showcased at London’s ‘Ethical Just Got Fabulous 2010’, The Textile Institute’s ‘Design Means Business’ and the 'London Design Festival 2010'. A recent collaboration with La Fortuna Studio Belgium culminated in a showcase during their ‘The Believers’ Exhibition 2011. The brand Karishma Shahani and it’s AW11 Collection ‘Kranti’ was a finalist for the ‘Fashioning the Future 2011- Unique Design Award’ by the Centre of Sustainable Fashion, London.

Alongside setting up her design-label now a part of the Fashion Design Council of India, she works for and with various initiatives and organisations for eco-socio-conscious and craft based projects that foster the longevity and revival of arts and crafts globally, ensuring a future that will feel ethical, organic and vibrant alongside creating a vertically integrated system that is based on traditional techniques and social welfare. Through collaborations she has worked with artist Amy Sol for Jhoole, a social enterprise based in rural Madhya Pradesh, India that works for women empowerment, alongside work on a contemporary textile collection based on traditional Indian craft for a high-end home textile label. The latest including one with London-based Bangladeshi NGO Paraa for a collection made comprising of reconstructed traditional Indian ‘Benarasi Silk Sari Fabric’ for SS11 preceded by one with Milk Magazine, Hong Kong, for an article on recyclability. A part of a trio comprising of women from various creative fields she is also a representative for Levi’s ‘Go Forth/Shape What is to Come’ Campaign in India.

karishma shahani
karishma shahani