How would you describe your creative process?
I put a lot of emotion into it and it has a lot to do with feelings and instincts. Whenever I am designing a collection, one distinctive design that represents the whole collection instantly comes to my mind and there is a burst of creativity in my head, and I break that down taking its various elements, creating the rest of the collection. I also need to react quickly with the execution, because that ‘burst of creativity’ needs to remain in me throughout the process.
Andrea Tariang, ‘PINK’ actor in Hannah Khiangte (Jeremy Hauhnar Photography)
Tell me about a project you have completed that has made you the most proud?
A few years back I was featured on a local TV show called ‘Vespa Fashion Factory’ aired in Zonet. I knew exactly what I wanted to make and the look I was going for, when I was told about this show. Each piece was made with love. I also feel that was a memorable occasion for me, because it was a moment of discovery on how and where I wanted to take my brand.
Piyush Gupta Photography
How do you think fashion will change in the next 10 years?
At present, I feel everyone seems to be doing fashion just because it’s the new thing, without any originality or identity, and somehow seems to be getting by without knowing the core of it. I feel people will be screaming for identity and individuality to be recognised in the fashion world in the next 10 years.
Jessica Ruth Cunville Marbaniang, Sunsilk Mega Miss Northeast 2015 (Jeremy Hauhnar Photography)
What do you consider the most important facet of fashion?
I feel fashion isn’t just clothing anymore, it is about who wears it, how you wear it. The person wearing it must have the unique ability to convey its aesthetic beauty and add value to the brand.
Rody H Vanlalhriatpuii, Miss India Mizoram 2017
If you could dress one famous personality, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Definitely Gwen Stefani. I just know that she is gonna rock it steady.
How would you describe your spring/summer style?
I am very inspired by Victorian corsets for this spring/summer. But as corset has a heavy look, I am still working on how to make it look as light as possible.
Your passions outside of design?
Cover Image: Hannah Khiangte at India Runway Week