Suc­cess mantra ravi ba­jaj Work al­lows me to ex­press my­self

This ace fash­ion de­signer is in­spired by In­dian film stars from the ’60s and peo­ple with their own dis­tinc­tive styles

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God wanted fash­ion pasha Ravi Ba­jaj to be a suc­cess… From the time he wore a self-de­signed shirt made out of fur­nish­ing fab­ric to a party and ev­ery­one went “gaga over it” The ex­act mo­ment when you re­alised this was where you wanted to be? When I wore a shirt made from fur­nish­ing fab­ric and ev­ery one went gaga over it at a party! I was 16 years old then! In­flu­ences In­dian film stars from the ’60s, and any­body who had/has per­sonal style! Did the fam­ily need to be con­vinced (that you wanted to join the fash­ion world)? For­tu­nately my fam­ily know that I was not meant for aca­demics. And even though we have a fam­ily busi­ness I knew that was not meant for me. So it did not take too much per­sua­sion. Luck­ily for me, my el­der brother did all the spade­work and made cer­tain that I had a chance to do what­ever I wished! Big­gest high? Ah! My highs come from very sim­ple plea­ be­ing able to hold a tune to rel­ish­ing a great meal! The big­gest goof-up? I am not prone to goof-ups! I am too con­scious a per­son for that! The best thing about the work you do? It al­lows me to ex­press my­self (to an ex­tent) and brings in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion! To­day I con­ceive an out­fit and in a few days it’s ready to be worn! The perks of be­ing a big name in the exclusive world of fash­ion Well...good ser­vice at restau­rants ...ha ha! You have been a suc­cess be­cause God wanted me to be... How big a role did ed­u­ca­tion play in shap­ing you as an in­di­vid­ual and a de­signer ? Quite a bit, since fash­ion is an ap­plied art, tech­ni­cal knowl­edge is a must! God to you is? Every­thing on earth and noth­ing in the sky! Mantras for as­pir­ing de­sign­ers? Think be­fore you leap! And once you have leap, don't bother think­ing!

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