Published On: March 25, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Aspiring Fashion Designer

Aspiring Fashion Designer

Certificate cannot define your talent unless you have skills to sell it. Manis Joshi, 21, an aspiring and young fashion designer believed the same when he was at the point of initiating his career in fashion designing. 

“I believe a certificate should not determine the proficiency that I have in me. I would rather want my effort and my designs to speak at their best and be my recognition,” said Joshi. 

A high-school graduate, it has been about two years that Joshi has started working as a professional designer, exploring, learning and dealing with newer circumstances throughout his struggling journey.

For him fashion connotes as a form of art and self-expression. It moreover defines the state of mind that he is in. “If I find myself in a happy mood, I feel like wearing bright funky clothes. Similarly when I am rebellious, I will probably experiment with my clothes and go for some unconventional styles that make people question,” added Joshi.

As an artist, he tries his best to incorporate fashion and some artistic elements like hand-painted floral abstract, silhouette and small handcrafted details. “The themes and motifs really vary with what inspire me and what runs on the back of my head during the design development process,” he added.

From an early age, Joshi liked to illustrate and explore on different areas.   As a kid studying in eighth grade; he had realized that fashion designing was something he wanted to pursue in the future. And now with experiencing his skills in the field, it has grown something more than just a work.

“The entire process of designing is quite challenging and exciting. From illustrating an idea to tracing it and preparing sketches then applying on to a fabric and crafting it to wearable clothes is what makes me feel enthralled, satisfied and happy,” he added further.

He has always been fascinated by the avant-garde fashion and the rise of Lady gaga and Alexander McQueen has inspired and motivated him to establish something of his own as a designer.

As being a part of ‘Danfe’, a social enterprise where he has been working as a designer, he is happy to lead his career to a progressive path. Having surrounded by wonderful and inspiring team striving for the betterment of the girls further motivates him.

Besides that, he along with other 40 designers had the chance to design dresses for beauty pageant, Miss Little Idol 2014 where the dress he had made also won the Best Designer’s Award. 
Believing to the idea that designer should be versatile he makes his efforts on various styles and designs and tries to keep his designs simple yet contemporary.

Working for ‘Danfe, Joshi and his team have initiated this new concept ‘all size or no size’ by launching this new collection where people can purchase or order clothes from size zero to plus sizes. 

With his attempts on fashion designing, he looks forward to establishing his own fashion house where he can have his own set of collections.  

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