37% of you want to be fash­ion de­sign­ers

Gauri & Nainika Karan (La­bel: Gauri & Nainika)

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER -

They’ve been in the busi­ness of mak­ing stun­ning clothes for 12 years, and their celebrity fans in­clude Deepika Padukone, Son­akshi Sinha, and Priyanka

Cho­pra (the com­plete list is looong!).

When did you know you wanted to be de­sign­ers?

“From the time we were lit­tle girls, we were fas­ci­nated with clothes and glam­our in old Hol­ly­wood films. When the time came to make a ca­reer choice, we knew what we wanted to do.”

When did you get your break?

“We started small and de­cided to grow or­gan­i­cally. Within a year of our launch, we tied up with a re­tail chain called ‘Be:’. We sud­denly started sell­ing out of many stores

over the coun­try.”

Why is be­ing a de­signer your dream job?

“Be­cause to cre­ate some­thing that starts as a thought and is ul­ti­mately worn by some­one is very grat­i­fy­ing. Fash­ion is more than just a pretty dress.”

What is your ad­vice to some­one who wants to be­come a de­signer?

“The most im­por­tant thing is to be true to yourself. Cre­ate what you truly love. Also, noth­ing can be ac­com­plished with­out hard work and pas­sion.”

Blazer, DAMI by Sharad Ke­dia; dress, Mango; shoes, Preeti’s own

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