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All the studios were a-buzz when we learned of a new artist and designer that moved into our friendly and quiet studio community here at Joy Street. I got a chance to meet-up with Sandhya a few weeks ago and she was the nicest fashion designer my eyes and ears got to meet. I highly recommend swinging by her studio for a visit-in-person for this week’s up-coming Open Studios. There is more to her than this written interview and it’s lovely to see the inner-workings of a new and growing business. Very excited to watch her designs evolve.

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Bold color combined with contrasting textural elements and hand craftsmanship define Label Sandhya Garg. The brand ideology revolves around the unique interpretation and juxtaposition of world travels, regional folklore, mythology, superstition and architectural influences.

Sandhya polished her skills at International design studios training at Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Izmaylova, learning everything from different pattern cutting techniques to hand embroidery craft and vintage knitting-lace making at the Gucci factory in Italy.

She decided to launch her own label after graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2011. Sandhya Garg was recently seenat Project Runway Season 13, She won 2 Challenges, Was in Top a lot and her work was loved by Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Specializing in womenswear, for her fashion is all about glamour and personal style.

What does your art/design/business do?
My design business sells on trend Fashion clothing in limited edition prints and luxurious fabrics. We also hold Master classes of various fashion and textile techniques in the studio.

When did you start your business and what motivated you to begin?
I started my business a few months back and I just moved to Boston from Alabama. I have always been inspired by stories, folklore, mythology, textile techniques- basically the magic you can create through innovation in the garment world.

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What did you used to do before this?
I have always been a fashion designer.

What was the biggest challenge in getting started?
When I was starting my business I was ready for challenges. I can’t say I haven’t faced any challenges but nothing has been big enough of a challenge as of now to list it here. Everything is going great, I have gotten amazing response on the clothing, and people love the Master Studio classes.

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Since starting, what are you most proud of in your work?
Every new collection makes me more happy and proud. I am most proud of receiving positive feedback on the clothing and Classes.

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Who are three creative-types or businesses that inspire you?
I am inspired by all artists and creative people out there. It takes a lot of courage to follow your dreams and develop a new business be it- Jewelry making, Paintings, Textile art, Furniture building, Glass work, Product making, any creative business.

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What is something you find helps motivate you day-to-day to create?
Everything in this world is inspiring. I find motivation in the vibe of the city, sometimes in other people, museums, graffiti, movies, travels, photographs, architecture, poetry: anything under the sun.

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Anything else you would like to share with everybody?
I would love to hear your thoughts, don’t hesitate to come and say Hello!

Check out more of Sandhya Garg’s work over here:

sandhyagarg.com

Her Instagram feed: sandhyagarg11

Twitter: SandhyaGarg

Facebook: LabelSandhyaGarg