Episode 35: Designer Mani Jassal on family, fashion and following her dream
Mani Jassal is a fashion designer who focuses on luxury evening and bridal wear inspired by South Asian fabrics and culture with a western twist. Her biggest turning point; The moment her father came around and decided to support her dream of being a designer. He initially hoped she would pursue engineering but after seeing how talented she was as a designer, he had a change of heart.
It became a family affair starting with a trip to India to source fabrics and find inspiration. You'll hear more about Mani's first home studio, her move to a bigger space when her collections started taking off and her reaction when celebrities like Ashanti, Madison Beer and Baby Rexha started wearing her designs.
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