GLOSS Issue 4 ( November / December 2017 ) - Page 39

I N F O C U S Please share a skill or a tip that you learnt while showcasing at major fashion weeks and working in the fashion industry. Work hard but don’t take it too seriously; everyone is in the same boat. There is a lot of competition but rise above it. Be vigilant of what others are doing, but don’t let competition get you down. Tell us about your collaboration with Topshop this year. How did it happen and what was your reaction? We pitched an idea of making a more affordable line with Topshop and after a lot of back and forth, they went with it. Once we finally had the contract in our hands, I cried! It was a huge thing for the brand and it has contributed positively in increasing our worldwide exposure. We saw celebrities sporting some Mochi creations. Who would you like to style in future? Beyoncé, Taylor Hill and Kendall Jenner are definitely on my list, oh and Kaia Gerber – I think she is going to be unstoppable. A moment or an achievement that you are most proud of? There are a few. The Prints by Mochi for Topshop collection was one of those moments where I pinched myself and honestly thought if it is actually happening. The whole experience was a whirlwind and to work with such an internationally renowned retailer was phenomenal. Another was when celebrities like Gigi Hadid and the Kardashian clan began donning Mochi. It was a bit of a wow moment to realise how far Mochi’s name has reached globally.