Tanya Sharma - The fashion world goes 'Gaga' for her!
'Gaga', the fashion label launched by designer Tanya Sharma in 2008 has won accolades wherever it was showcased. Her play with colours, Indian fabrics and neon quirkiness adds a unique touch to her apparel which fashion-lovers swear by! Read on to know more about how she perceives fashion and thus manages to implement an edgy twist to her collections :
1.How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Secure, curious and fun!
2.Did you always want to be a fashion designer? Was getting into NIFT (Mumbai) a planned career move?
I always wanted to be in a creative field. NIFT happened by chance. I gave the NID exam too.
3.Tell us something about your fashion label 'Gaga'.
“ Classic with a sense of madness.” My idea is to give accessible, wearable clothes with that little something extra. The women who wear “GaGa” are fearless, edgy and tough but with a touch of a soft side. Juxtaposing classical minimalism v.s. today’s modern design of fashion is the key philosophy .
4.What according to you is the USP of your designs?
My USP is the use of colors and different fabrics together.
5.What is the current style that you usually sport as your individual fashion statement?
6.What do you really like about the fashion industry?
The freedom to express your art by way of clothes.
7.Is there any low side to it as well? How do you think it can be improved or undone?
The low side is not appreciating designers for their designs but "who" is wearing their design. We have to stop having Bollywood show stoppers unless they contribute in a certain way like they have been an inspiration to the designer or something. Making a random Bollywood celebrity walk the ramp shows the insecurity of the designer for his or her work.
8.Do you have any particular plans for 'Gaga' to scale greater heights?
I would like my label to be appreciated across borders.
9.What does women empowerment mean to you?
I don't think it’s about woman and man . It’s about your individual self worth and evolvement of the soul.
10. Are you glad to be a woman? Why?
I’m glad to be a responsible human being, even if I were a man I would have constantly tried to grow and become a better person and that's what I work on being a woman.