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Article Published on: 17 MAR 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com
Deepika Khatri’s fashion philosophy goes beyond couture. Our team aims to slow fashion down and create timeless, bespoke pieces that carry within its yarns the tales, tradition, talent, and toil of gifted artisans. We are a brand with value, constantly striving to contribute something to society and lead by example. We work closely with artisans from around the world to procure eco-friendly fabrics produced through handloom processes, explore the rich, diverse, and traditional techniques of embroidery and put their awe-inspiring talent on the map. The label takes utmost care to establish a unique and personal connection with our clients, by passionately listening to their requirements and creating a made-to-measure piece that they will cherish for a lifetime.
The event, which took place during Paris Fashion Week at the historic Hotel d'Evreux, was attended by a range of industry professionals, influencers, and VIP guests. The crowd was captivated by Deepika's stunning designs making them not just beautiful pieces of clothing, but also sustainable & a reflection of the cultural history and identity of DEEPIKA KHATRI. Deepika has firmly established herself as a rising star in the fashion world, and we look forward to seeing more of her innovative designs in the future.
Born and brought up in the culturally rich state of Lucknow in India, Deepika Khatri always had an inherent penchant for art. It was this inner calling that drove her to the National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Bangalore, and eventually, to Frankfurt, Germany. As a child, she nurtured her love for fashion by being her own stylist, model, and audience in front of the mirror, in the small world that was her house. As she grew up, she initially treads the path her parents charted for her, joining a course in Bachelor of Arts. But her heart still belonged to fashion and when she recognized her inner voice, she decided to listen to it. Deepika dropped out of her course and applied to India’s leading fashion institute, the National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Bangalore, and to her own surprise effortlessly qualified. At NIFT, she completed her Bachelor Of Knitwear Designing and was bestowed with the ‘Most Creative Knitwear Designer’ award by SHIMA SEIKI, in her batch. Deepika then went on to work in an export and buying house, as a fashion designer for international brands the likes of MATLAN, Tally Weijl, UCB, and Dorothy Perkins. Her constant pursuit to better her craft got her to Germany as the winner of the ‘Fashion Designer Mentoring Program Hessen’ in 2022, and soon after, she was also selected for the ‘Women Entrepreneurship Programme’ by Cornell University, sponsored by the Bank of America.