Young, budding and carving out her name at forefront of the fashion world, Saloni Panwar is a young entrepreneur from Jaipur who is someone you can look up to. She is the founder and creator of her own clothing brand ‘Gulabo’ and puts on the market some amazing clothes. Eclectic prints and vibrant colors, and flares are what you come across when you enter into the world of Gulabo!
We ran into talking to her about the brand and she has a lot to tell all the ladies out here! Have a read.
Tell us about yourself?
I am a very easy going person born and brought up in Jaipur. I completed my education in Jaipur and got married here only. I love everything about Jaipur – the culture, food, tradition, heritage, clothes, festivals and I feel very lucky to have my brand based on the love I have for my City.
Give us a brief about Gulabo Jaipur, the idea behind it and what led you to start it?
Three years back I started GULABO JAIPUR, I always wanted to design clothes and make a name for myself in the same field and 2015 was my year. I took everything I had and launched Gulabo.
When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a designer?
I knew way back when I was in the 11th standard; I use to draw figures and paint lehengas and blouses on those figures. I believe that I always had the knack for it.
Tell us about an incident which has been a learning experience in your journey so far?
There are so many, I believe you never stop learning lessons from life or new experiences. There will always be people who try to pull you down and that made me all the more energetic and ambitious to go in the direction I love. I have learned to use that energy in my work. Since I am able to do what I love I don’t get sad anymore, I just move on and look forward to new beginnings.
What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
Social media is leading it all if you ask me. It’s both a curse and a boon. No one would know who’s wearing what and when without social media. May it be some big or small designer; we all want to reach all kinds of people. That is when social media plays a huge role; it connects us to many people in one go.
What was your biggest fear when going out and starting your own line?
The Biggest fear I faced was only one; what if I didn’t make it?
And many times after starting Gulabo I would get really upset because people started copying my designs and more similar brands were coming up. My family encouraged me tremendously in this low period of my life and NOW HERE I AM HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL.
What is your favorite part of being a designer?
Honestly, I love everything about it. I do everything myself, from picking the fabric to designing it uniquely, with the right colors and an appropriate amount of work on it till the last step of sending it to its buyer, it’s all amazing and makes me really happy.
How do you want women to feel when wearing your clothes?
I want them to feel happy, confident, and gorgeous. I want them to know that there’s nothing that can stop you. We can take on the world ladies…!!!
What advice would you give to young designers just starting out?
I just want to tell them to take that tough step. Be unique and create the design that makes you feel happy and contended. Being happy with your work is the most important thing.
It was such a pleasure for us to have a conversation with Saloni and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
You must have a look at her collection on Instagram.
Her designs are something that every woman must have. The color ranges from electric to subtle and the prints are suited for every occasion.
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