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About Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah is a self-taught designer of high end sarees and fashion garments. He works with over 700 weavers across various Indian states.

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  • Why it was so important for you to preserve Indian traditional weaves and textiles?
  • what do you have to say about the fashion-fashion induced idea of ‘I don’t like to repeat my clothes’?
  • What’s that one message that you would like to give to young Indian fashion designers out there?
  • What was the inspiration for your latest collection?
  • What’s the secret to using traditional textile styles in contemporary looks?
  • What are the bridal trends you are predicting?
  • How can brides access the collection?
  • How did your association with weavers start?
  • How do you describe your interactions with the weavers?
  • What sets you apart from other textile based designers?
  • What motivated you to weave floral designs, butterflies, peacocks, etc on fabrics?
  • Initially when you asked the weavers to weave such designs, how did they react?
  • You started with just one weaver and now you work with 450 weavers. How was the life of the first weaver when you met him?
  • How did you get attracted to khadi?
  • Did you have difficulty in making modern India accept khadi?
  • You said it took you three years to make people buy khadi saris. How tough were those three years for you as an entrepreneur?
  • Is the younger generation in the villages interested in weaving, or are they looking for other jobs?
  • You work with 450 weavers across many states now. Tell us about your experience of working with them.
  • Can you elaborate how you work with the weavers?
  • You were at the Berlin Fashion Week . How did the international crowd react to your designs and the fabric?
  • How was the response of the people at Berlin Fashion Week to khadi?
  • How important was getting the best designer award at the just concluded Lakme fashion week?
  • Are your saris not expensive and beyond the reach of ordinary people?
  • Where do you see the future of khadi?
  • You’ve had quite the successful journey in the fashion world. Can you tell us what it’s been like so far?
  • Take us through some of the highlights of your career.
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered, and how do you deal with them?
  • Who are your favourite fashion icons, and why?
  • What inspires you?
  • What are some of the lessons you’ve learnt along the way?

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