One among the most influential fashion icons in India, the fearless young designer is never shy to experiment and has redefined the shape of the Indian fashion industry with her quirky prints and designs. Masaba Gupta has turned the face of the fashion industry by blending modernism with tradition. In a first of its kind move for India, Masaba served as the Fashion Director for one of India’s oldest & revered label, Satya Paul for 2 years, and drove the brand towards a younger customer base.
She has been awarded the “Best Emerging Designer” by Cosmopolitan India in 2011 and the “Best Designer” award by L’Oréal Femina Women’s Award in 2012, among other prestigious awards. She has also been listed in the “Women of Worth” power list by Outlook business in 2015 and in the “Women Leaders Forum” in Business World in 2016. Masaba has been featured in Forbes India’s list for “30 UNDER 30” in February, 2017. She has also won the “Reebok Fit to Fight” award by Reebok, and the “Devi” award by The Sunday Standard for Dynamism and Innovation in December 2017”. She was recently awarded with the “Most Promising Brand” award under fashion category by Economic times in March 2018 and the “Fashion Designer of the Year” award at Times Power Women in August 2018.
She is the youngest designer to ever showcase at one of India’s most esteemed fashion platform, the Lakme Fashion Week in 2009. At 20, her entrepreneurial journey began with the launch of her own eponymous brand.