Sulakshana Monga - The fashion designer behind Soltee!
Sulakshana Monga epitomizes classic design as a fashion designer who has immense respect for old world craftsmanship and a passion for exoticism. Her exquisite designs, coupled with her long, fluid fabrics bring out an aura of enchantment and mystery. Let's hear what she has got to say on various aspects of her life and career :
1. How would you describe the woman - "Sulakshana Monga"?
Sulakshana Monga is a down to earth and extremely workaholic woman, who is totally committed to her customers, she has only one ambition in her life to make a woman look more beautiful and to enhance the beauty of a woman.
2.Tell us something about your background. When and how were you drawn into fashion designing?
I actually belong to Rajasthan's town of Bikaner, I have childhood memories of Bikaner where actually I learnt a lot about clothing and how cloth is manufactured , where my father had a cotton mill, slowly as i grew up i knew i had a passion for wearing extraordinary clothes and most of them were designed by me with inputs from my mother and our local tailor whom we had permanently employed.
3.How did Soltee come into being?
Soltee came into existence in the year Jan 2003. Before that I used to make garments and supply to major chain of stores in Delhi and Bombay and I was getting a very good response, then I thought of launching my own brand.
4.How do you feel has the fashion scenario in India changed over the last few decades?
Yes the fashion scenario has changed a lot as we have learned quite new drapes from the west and introduced them in our ethnic designs, young girls nowadays are very fashion conscious and want to wear body fitted clothes and are very concerned about the fittings.
5.What has been your most memorable moment in your journey so far?
The most memorable journey so far is when the fashion design council of India recognized my work and gave me a platform to perform along with the best designers in India five years back and till that day i haven't looked back.
6.What are the things that you feel a fashion designer should pay maximum attention to?
As fashion designers we should be committed and value the feelings of our customers.
7.Is there any particular milestone that you wish to achieve in the upcoming years?
Yes I will like to perform with the best designers in the world.
8.What is you favorite travel destination?
My favorite destination is Rajasthan which inspires me and every time i visit i get new ideas which enhance my creativity.
9.When it comes to women empowerment, what do you think needs to be done?
When a woman is empowered her true qualities are visible and she is an asset for her family and the society . A lot needs to be done for women empowerment. All women need to feel safe in this cruel world and, then comes literacy, no to child labour, and save the girl child in the mothers womb etc.
10. Are you glad to be a woman? Why?
I would pray to god to be reborn as a woman in my next life.