Label: Monisha Bajaj
Monisha Bajaj has made quite a name for herself in less than over a
decade. Synonymous to being underplayed chic, she has efficiently
brought out an innate style for herself. She is one of the most
versatile designers of the couture line in India. Essentially a
classicist, she believes in bringing the thrill of experimentalism into
her design. Using fine detailing, with heritage fabrics, the use of
embroidery for textural enhancement and the crafty use of silhouettes
that are functional yet feminine, Monisha Bajaj creates fashion with a
Monisha Bajaj is one of the leading fashion designers in light couture.
She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, Los
Angeles. She also had a successful term at the Contemporary Design
Department at the store Fashion Destination, before returning to India.
In 1996, she launched her own label 'Monisha Bajaj'. Following the
launch of her label, she presented her solo show at the Park, New Delhi.
Going a little further in the next year, she opened her solo store in
Defence Colony, New Delhi, named after her.
Career and Success
Monisha Bajaj, in her short span of her career, is credited with a lot
of firsts. This includes the decision to come out from the norms of the
Indian boundaries and find a place for her designs internationally.
Monisha Bajaj had a ramp show at Imperial hotel, for summer '99. The
same winter, she created 'Millennium Magic at Manesar', Heritage
Village, with an eclectic collection that had folk, traditional and
contemporary elements blending well together.
After showcasing her collection at the Dubai Fashion Week in summer
2001, Monisha played host for her Fall Collection 2001 in New York, for
a solo showing at a high profile charity event. In the first ever Lakme
India Fashion Week, she presented her collection of prêt a porter
in a solo show that combined wearable chic with some fine touches. More
than a decade since the opening of her solo store in Defence Colony,
Monisha has held fashion shows both at the national and international
The designer has gained a lot of admirations for being folklore and
traditional in fabric and contemporary and classic in style. She plays
with colors, cuts and various wraps, using different techniques in
tailoring in her attires. Her designs have met with critical acclaim
internationally as well, especially when she had taken her designs to
New York, Los Angeles and the other ports abroad. Monisha Bajaj's
collections are classic yet contemporary, which suit both the Indian and
Brand and Clientele
Monisha Bajaj works exclusively to bring out aesthetic outcome in her
clothes. Though she has learnt the trade of designing at the western
upfront and draws inspiration from Donna Karan and Prada, she still
manages to have a clientele that buys her Indian traditional outfits.
She retails from most of the premier designer stores in India. Monisha
also has a solo store through which she reaches out to exclusively to
the general public. She has her share of clients who have, like her,
developed a sense of conventionality in contemporary.
March 2000 - Charity show for an NGO at the UK High Commissioner's
February 2001 - Participated in Dubai Fashion Week
July 2001 - Held a charity show in New York, to raise funds for Indian
Students in America
Since August 2000 - Regularly participating in the India Fashion Week
May 2002 - Presented her Summer 20002 collection "Indo Hellenica"
at Taj Palace Hotel
Monisha Bajaj is one of the most versatile designers of the couture line in India. Learn about her biography, profile and collection.