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About Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta is a budding fashion designer and her flamboyant style can be defined as a blend of contemporary and traditional with modernity taking the upper hand. Her style is bold and creative in nature. She specializes in ethnic wear for women and her choice of fabric material, colors and prints is inspiring to the core. The use of silk, chiffon and cotton apart from rich embroidery work can be seen in her dresses as every single outfit that she creates, speaks for itself.

Connect with Masaba Gupta's life

  • What does it feel to be the first Indian designer to have a Game of Thrones collaboration?
  • After studying music in London, what was the turning point in your life that made you decide to study fashion from SNDT University?
  • At 19 years of age, you presented your first collection ‘Kattran’ at India’s most prestigious Fashion show – Lakme Fashion Week in 2009. How did you get that opportunity?
  • Tell me more about your ‘Kattran’ collection?
  • How did you decide to start your own label at such a tender age of 20 without having any entrepreneurship knowledge?
  • Unlike the ethnic/bridal wears of other Indian designers, you are known for your unconventional prints and silhouettes and being fearless to experiment, defining the new persona of a modern Indian woman. Where did you get the inspiration for your designs?
  • How do you select the materials you use?
  • How would you benchmark Indian fashion industry globally?
  • Tell us about your few favorite projects that you did?
  • What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?
  • How do you keep work life balance in your life?
  • How supportive is your husband and his family in your career?
  • Do you have stores in the United States?
  • Who are your favorite designers?
  • What advice will you give to young girls and boys who want to pursue their career in Fashion Designing?
  • Half your collection from the very recent one was sold out in a couple of hours! How did you feel?
  • Calcutta really loves Masaba Gupta. Don’t you feel so?
  • When will you open a store in Kolkata?
  • How is Calcutta different from other cities?
  • Calcutta does seep into your collection . Why so?
  • Only four years in the industry and you’ve made a mark. How does it feel?
  • Fashion was your third career choice. Why so? You are so good at creating .
  • You wanted to design a bridal line too. So when are you heading to do that?
  • You’ve had an unconventional upbringing, haven’t you? Did it anyhow help your career?
  • Was fashion something you always wanted to pursue?
  • You had a rocky start. Tell us how you coped up.
  • I remember you told me that a big media house didn’t like you when you first started. What happened there and do you hold a grudge?
  • Colour and bold design have become your signature. How does it come through in your new collection?
  • Who is your ideal person to design for?
  • You’ve proved yourself to be a strong and successful entrepreneur. What’s your advice to young people starting their own businesses?
  • Your strong convictions appear to extend to social media too—you seem unafraid to go beyond the glamorous and get real out there.
  • I think that women need to hear more voices encouraging us to accept ourselves as we are. You recently embarked on a fitness journey—what prompted that?
  • What are your plans for the future?
  • You are a talented designer. Has your mother contributed actively in honing this skill in you?
  • Inspite of not having a formal education in fashion designing, how was it possible for your mother to guide you through ?
  • Did your mother convince you to be a designer?
  • Did your mother play a role in shaping your career as a designer?
  • How did your instant success at Fashion Week affect your mother?
  • How do your parents influence you in your career now?
  • When you were first time collaborating with an online portal, What drew you to Stylista?
  • Who do you see wearing the ranges you create?
  • You’re showing at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) that starts soon. Trends you predict?
  • You’re opening the LFW this season along with Amit Aggarwal. Tell us a bit about your collection.
  • What is your take on e-commerce in India?
  • You’ve already worked with Satya Paul as fashion director for the brand. Is there an international designer you would like to collaborate with now?
  • A fail-safe item you think every girl should have in her closet?
  • What is the best fashion tip you’ve been given?
  • One piece of clothing/jewellery you’d like to borrow from your mum’s closet?
  • You’ve experimented so much with saris with fun prints and adding pockets to them. Is there anything more you’d like to either do yourself or see someone else do to a sari?
  • Is there any other item of Indian clothing you’d like to experiment with?
  • You’re known for your funky prints. Is there any Indian embroidery/weave you plan on working with?
  • One designer item you’d advise every teenage girls to save up and buy from your collection?
  • Do you feel time playing any role in your success?
  • How do you feel when you see your designs being copied?
  • The youngest director of Satya Paul. How do you feel? Weren’t you scared?
  • How much has the success of Satya Paul helped your personal brand?

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