Playing with fabric print is a childhood dream. As a teenager, I did work experience in a graphic design and printing studio where I produced my very first ‘Kashmir Rouw’ (t-shirt). This seeded the idea of affordable wearable art, in lieu of what I felt was generally uninspired ‘pedestrian’ fashion.
A few years ago, I started making my own clothing. I up-cycled old pieces of clothing, refashioning the cuts and working with botanical and abstract prints and a block printing technique. I still remember the reaction I received from a lady in a bar to wearing one of my first shirts. “Wow, I love your shirt” she exclaimed, to which I proudly replied, “It’s a Kashmir Rouw”.