Name: Arpita Mehta
City: Mumbai, India
Occupation: Fashion Designer
ST: Please tell us briefly about you.
Arpita: I started my label in 2007. Arpita Mehta Label’s minimalistic yet fashionable styles bring about a seamless blend of ethnic and contemporary designs that enhance the feminine silhouette. Arpita Mehta label recognizes itself with its signature aesthetic of hand embroidered mirror work ensembles in trendy cuts and eclectic color combinations. I’ve been grateful to be featured by every fashion publication, and dawned by every celebrity; the brand prides itself for establishing its strong footprint in Indian and International markets.
ST: Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
Arpita: My older sister is my constant source of inspiration. She is a mother, wife sister, daughter and a businesswoman, who manages to balance all her roles exceptionally well and with utmost ease. I strive to be like her everyday.
ST: How are you celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day?
Arpita: By treating myself!
ST: What is the most important message you want to send out to all the women around the world on this occasion?
Arpita: Self-confidence is your best accessory, so wear it with immense pride.
ST: What according to you is ‘women empowerment’?
Arpita: Being able to do what you want without having to compromise is women empowerment for me.
ST: What would you say are the main challenges facing women at present in India?
Arpita: Being heard out loud and being taken seriously would be two of our constant challenges in India today.
ST: Where do you want to see yourself in the next 5 years?
Arpita: All over Indian markets, as well as key international countries/ cities.