Shreyansh Jaiswal is a new-age fashion designer based in New Delhi. He has worked under many big designer labels & currently owns his own label” Shreyansh Designs”. He believes organic & sustainable fashion is the future of the clothing industry. Himalayan Buzz Team Recently interviewed him.
Tell us about your childhood, education, and family?
I loved art from my childhood and used to make the draw and paint in my spare time. The clay sculpting used to attract me a lot. I did my schooling at Lions School in Mirzapur. My family has my parents sister and my grandmother who always support my ambition.
What sparked your interest in fashion?
My interest started when I was old enough to dress. From the age of about 4, I would go clothes shopping with my mother and she would let me choose what I wanted. When I got a little older I decided to be a designer or an illustrator.
What made you take fashion more seriously and make a career out of it?
Actually, I grew up surrounded by creativity and textiles. I am from Mirzapur, which is famous for, so I have seen quite a lot of local handloom, fabric, and design since childhood. This inspired me to the field of fashion.
Are you self-taught or did you study fashion design?
I did my fashion designing from Noida’s IMS – Design & Innovation Academy.
How did your parents react when you told them you wanted to be a designer?
My parents are very supportive. They not only encouraged me but also ensured that all my dream of becoming a designer is fully taken care of.
How has your work evolved since you began your own label?
Gradually my clientele has increased. I make sure that that I design clothes as per my client’s needs and preferences. This has helped me a lot in earning the goodwill and loyalty of my clients.
What do you think about the Indian Fashion scene?
Indian fashion takes its inspiration from its diverse culture and traditions. The rich heritage, languages, art, and festivals of India inspire not only the Indian designers to make creations that reflect its roots.
Indian fashion is flavored with traditions and local arts and crafts. Every hundred kilometers you may find different styles of clothes, techniques like embroidery, sequin work, and printing methods. Indian fashion is very much influenced by local raw materials, handlooms. And we youngsters designers appreciate the way.
Are there any types of clothing that you avoid designing?
I am a versatile designer; there is no part that I can avoid.
Does your approach differ when designing menswear compared to womenswear?
Yes, silhouettes, embroidery patterns, colors are quite different in the designing of women’s wear and men’s wear.
What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?
I am working at this moment on how to modernize Indian art and how to use it in my garments.
What advice would you give to young designers?
Always trust yourself, Hard work, and Follow your Dreams