Odisha, a state located in eastern India, is known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional craftsmanship. In recent years, the fashion industry in Odisha has witnessed the emergence of talented and innovative fashion designers who are putting the state on the fashion map. But very rare people know about an emerging fashion designer who is hitting the heights in the fashion world today. Her hard work and dedication are definitely worth witnessing to all those youngsters who want to make their career in the fashion industry.
One such emerging fashion designer from Odisha is Jagriti Biswal, known for their exceptional creativity and attention to detail; she has been making waves in the fashion industry with her fresh and distinct design aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from Odisha’s rich cultural tapestry, Jagriti incorporates traditional motifs, handloom fabrics, and intricate embroidery techniques into their collections.
Her commitment to preserving and promoting the state’s traditional arts and crafts sets the emerging fashion designers from Odisha apart. She works closely with local artisans and weavers to revive and modernize traditional techniques, ensuring the continuation of these age-old crafts.
She has been gaining recognition and acclaim from all over India. She has showcased her collections at prominent fashion weeks, collaborated with renowned fashion houses, and dressed celebrities and influencers.
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This emerging fashion designer is putting Odisha on the global fashion map by blending traditional Odisha craftsmanship with contemporary fashion sensibilities. Her unique designs and commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation make them a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry.
She is a fashion designer cum entrepreneur and did her masters from Domus Academy Milan and subsequently started working for Zara at Shahi Exports. She always believed in her dreams and never gave up. Her mother is the inspiration behind her love for fabrics. After many years she decided to start her own label. She had researched that field to dig out all the information she needed to start her label. She always draws inspiration from all the weavers from Odisha who are working effortlessly to design sarees; she supports them and also credits her success to them.
At a very young age, she had done interviews with Edex Indian Express and multiple news channels. The turning point of her career was when she collaborated with Sakshi Sidhwani, and she appreciated her brand was happiness for her because she admired her and her confidence a lot. Her recent fashion show as a lead designer with so much appreciation and recognition was another boost for her to keep leading this path.
Recently at Young India Face, we decided to have a conversation with her and learn her mantra for success. Odisha and Young India Face are always proud of this young lady for her amazing designs, and we always encourage women entrepreneurs to move forward in our state Odisha.
Let’s have a look what is her views:
How did you first get started as an influencer? What motivated you to pursue this career path?
My love for handloom and enthusiasm towards business, a combination of coming up together, made me start my own journey as a young entrepreneur.
What niche or topics do you primarily focus on as an influencer, and why did you choose that particular area?
I travel, research, and create. As a designer, I focus on bringing trends and forecasts to our beautiful living tradition, i.e., handlooms and handicrafts of India.
Could you share some of the biggest challenges you faced during your journey as an influencer? How did you overcome them?
In the ever-changing market and belonging from a nonbusiness background, seldom are you taught more you fall and learn. Mentally emotionally, financially even socially, I had to evolve so many times with things to make myself and my dream clear and near.
What strategies do you use to engage and connect with your audience? How do you maintain their interest and loyalty?
Design from my heart. Every piece that I design with my handloom and weaver has a story of its own. That’s my main strategy before all. Quality over anything and consistency will retain customers irrespective of any hurdles. With all of that, maintaining a good culture with the people working for you is a must.
What advice would you give aspiring influencers just starting their journey?
Hang in there. It is going to be a roller coaster ride. You are going to feel very, very discouraged at times, and your own people will at times lose faith in you, but still, if you can vision it, do your bit every day and hang in there. Entrepreneurship takes work. It is ugly, yet if you get a taste of it, you go addicted to it. Design for you; design what speaks to you and your soul.
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