In 2009, I finished my sojourn with Milano and returned to my base –Mumbai.
I worked for a bit under another designer and got my bearings re fashion in Mumbai. It was then time for the monsoon season, which is when I first decided to make a raincoat for myself!
Never would I have ever imagined that I would be going to Stavanger! I have visited Oslo before in the month of February, which also happens to be in Norway, and which of course turned out to be the coldest year in 40 years.
We were waist deep in snow and although I am not used to or particularly fond of the snow, my Norwegian party girls insisted on us wearing stilettos. I was literally being dragged or carried during most of my trip. Anyhow this time, my trip was in September, so it was much more bearable.
Jessica Minh Ahh is known for turning the most iconic venues into catwalks. She is the only fashion show organizer who gets permission to some of the most outstanding venues such as the Grand Canyon skywalk, London’s tower bridge, etc. In March 2014, I had the privilege of working with her and for having her walk in my show, at the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. An unusually high catwalk was built at the Bays OCBC skyway and my Underwater collection was launched!
My trip to Thailand , at the start of 2015, was an unbelievable adventure! Although I have visited Bangkok before, as also the legendary entertainment district Patpong, where the show that I witnessed is literally embedded in my brain, this holiday was quite different. We flew to Koh Samui which was party central, like absolute nonstop partying and nonstop music which made it impossible for us to sleep, even if we wanted to.
After a hectic 24 hours, we took a ferry to Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party which begins at dusk every month , when the round yellow moon makes its appearance over the white sand beach and where there is something for everyone-trance, techno, reggae, drum and bass, jugglers, fire-eaters. After such a magical night, taking the ferry back in the wee hours of the morning was a completes lapse in our judgment.