Designers In House
Suman Nathwani began her journey in 1987, pioneering the lingerie
industry in India. Suman had a flare for fashion and style since she was a
child. Her journey as a designer hit the road when her sister was getting
married and she was unable to find the desired sleepwear for her. That
is when drawing her inspiration from mills and boon which she loved to
read as a teenager, webbed an entire wardrobe for her. There was no
looking back after then and Suman realised she had to weave her career
in this field.
She had no formal education in the field of fashion but yet her passion
drove her towards building the fashion label Suman Nathwani. She was
the first and till date the only designer designing luxury nightwear in the
country. She has also had an active participation in Bridal Asia since 1990
to 2013. She is a preliminary member of Fashion Design Council of India
(FDCI) as well as showcased her collection at Lakme Fashion Week.
Celebrities and known names like John Abraham, Celina Jaitley, Koena
Mitra, Katrina Kaif, etc. have adorned her outfits all these years. The
brand’s outfits have also been worn by film stars in a lot of movies like
Amitabh Bachchan for Last Lear, Raima Sen for Choker Bali, Bipasha Basu
for Sob Choritro Kalponik, etc.
Apart from being a designer, she has taken on the mantle of a counselor
and has been counseling women since the last eight years for lingerie
fitting. She has been a guiding point for women suffering from breast
cancer. She has also tied up with TATA Memorial Centre which sends
mastectomy patients to her for their lingerie counselling or silicone
Suman Nathwani, being a self-made designer, aims to convert this
segment of designer lingerie and sleepwear into a full-fledged industry
through both conventional and couture dimensions of new creations.
She has been tirelessly working towards this goal for over three decades
with as much enthusiasm as when she had just started.