ABOUT

MISHA KAURA

 
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THE DESIGNER

Misha Kaura is an award-winning designer who creates made-to-measure and ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for the world's most distinguished women.  Hailing from an Indian founding family—the Kauravas—and educated at the finest schools and training programs in Milan, London, New York, and Atlanta, she is a dual trained scientist and fashion designer.  Raised in the US, she regularly holidayed in Switzerland and India as a girl; her cosmopolitan upbringing deeply rooted in her family’s historical legacy has shaped her East-Meets-West design aesthetic. Her haute couture work experience in London and Paris helped her learn more about the power of the female form. She strives to make pieces that appreciate in value over time, proving that fashion is more than art: it is also the noblest of all the sciences. Misha divides her time between Paris and New York. Outside of managing her label, she serves as a Teaching Assistant and will be starting a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in fall 2019.

THE LABEL

MISHA KAURA is a made-to-measure and ready-to-wear brand for women offering apparel, accessories, and fine jewelry.  Founded in 2017 by Misha Kaura, the label plays with American and Indian styles of feminine and romantic dress by taking elements symbolic of restraint and repression (corsets, bustiers, saris, long sleeves, turtlenecks) and giving them a modern inflection.  The label is thoroughly grounded in an exotic and elegant brand DNA, drawing upon inspiration from South Asia’s greatest artists, Mughal architecture, and the world’s greatest floral gardens. By retooling historical looks and creating new modern looks for both Western and Eastern clientele, MISHA KAURA explores how to extract the ethereal aspects of those styles while rejecting antiquated notions of womanhood.  The label is beloved by the world’s most stylish women of substance, ranging from political wives to politicians, business wives to businesswomen, and socialites to celebrities.

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MANUFACTURING AND FABRIC TECHNOLOGY

Misha Kaura is the first designer in the world to provide free housing, childcare, and meals to all of her factory employees at her company owned garment factory. As well, she has taken her PhD research and applied it towards innovating the discipline via transformative, suction-enabled fabric used exclusively in the label’s made-to-measure designs. The Kaura Suction Fabric eliminates the need for uncomfortable garters and hosiery by highlighting the hip to waist ratio and narrowing the form through optical illusions.  Misha’s credentials in dermatology research and her expertise in handling excess skin for peri- and post-menopause patients helps tremendously in creating designs that make real women, with real bodies, look as amazing as they feel. The MISHA KAURA label offers the highest quality craftsmanship, accessibility, scientific rigor, advanced geometric patternmaking, and topographic visual-spatial precision for made-to-measure pieces.  Each made-to-measure client not only receives their own dress form custom fitted to their unique body shape and specific measurements but also receives several fittings.