All About Misha Kaura.

Misha Kaura, the designer.

Misha Kaura, the designer.

THE DESIGNER

Misha Kaura, PhD is an award-winning designer who creates made-to-measure and ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for women and girls who know their worth.  One of the few surviving Kauravas, she was raised in the US and spent her summers divided between her mother’s extended family in Montreux and her father’s extended family in New Delhi, London, and Sydney. Her East-meets-West design aesthetic is informed by her unique upbringing at the intersections of color, country, and culture. In addition to her studies in management and law, she is a design specialist who apprenticed at Christian Dior Couture and studied the full spectrum of sculpture, fine arts, fashion, textile, embroidery, handbags, and fine jewelry. Her visual-spatial abilities help her to create from the big picture viewpoint of form, texture, geometry, and symmetry, and her quantitative abilities allow her to merchandize, categorize, and customize colors, styles, and silhouettes onto individual clients.

Misha strives to translate her artistic creativity into commercial and cultural relevance, focusing on permanent designs that appreciate in value over time. To this end, hour-by-hour valuations of her Level 1 to 4 Swarovski crystal covered evening handbags may be tracked via The Handbag Stock on Instagram at @thehandbagstock. Level 5 and 6 handbags are restricted to made to measure clients only. Collaboration handbags done alongside other designers and organizations are placed outside of the Level system and sold exclusively via external websites. The Misha Kaura Club is an exclusive shopping experience for those who have applied and been accepted.

Designs hold their value over time. This Level 1 design, the Evangeline Peacock Clutch, starts at $800 but its valuation on TheHandbagStock has often exceeded $6000.

Designs hold their value over time. This Level 1 design, the Evangeline Peacock Clutch, starts at $800 but its valuation on TheHandbagStock has often exceeded $6000.

THE LABEL

MISHA KAURA is a made-to-measure and ready-to-wear brand for women at the highest end of the luxury market. Founded in 2017 by Misha Kaura, the label is grounded in an exotic brand DNA and specializes in the use of sequins and traditional Indian embellishments as well as fine jewelry and luxurious accessories, with more product categories coming soon. Drawing inspiration from microbiology, botany, astronomy, exotic gardens, Mughal architecture, and traditional Indian artwork, each piece tells a story, is designed to highlight the wearer, and is a valuable addition to any wardrobe. Modest yet alluring, unabashedly feminine designs distinguished by exquisitely hand rendered embroideries covered in sequins and beads, accompanied by bows, is the MISHA KAURA design signature. Misha dresses those who know their worth and dress accordingly. Current muses of the label include Dr. Lisa Airan, Lynn Wyatt, Bebe Buell, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan, Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Christy Turlington, Christine Lagarde, Kathy Hilton, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Sussanne Khan, Jaya Bachchan, and Kajol. Beloved by the world’s most stylish women of substance, MISHA KAURA is regularly worn by leaders ranging from political wives to politicians, business wives to businesswomen, and socialites to celebrities. Starting in February, the label will be carried in 18 countries at the best luxury department stores.

Outside of ready to wear, Misha also maintains an active made-to-measure business via her exclusive MISHA KAURA CLUB. Misha travels almost every weekend to design wearable and glamorous apparel, accessories, and fine jewelry and to coordinate fittings at her hotel popups offered worldwide. She prides herself on being accessible to her clients, most of whom are discreet, private, accomplished individuals from a variety of backgrounds and generally new to the world of high fashion. As a dual Dale Carnegie and Institut Villa Pierrefeu trained professional who regularly dresses members of Middle Eastern royalty, Misha takes client care and discretion seriously, ensuring the utmost satisfaction at every step. Misha’s deep passion is for made-to-measure as it is the space where her embroidery imagination and creativity can run free with the finest feathers, pearls, beads, and sequins.

A Misha Kaura made-to-measure gown. The Enchantress Caped Gown, featuring sequins and Swarovski crystals handmade with a Tambour frame on the finest French tulle, starts at $14,000.

A Misha Kaura made-to-measure gown. The Enchantress Caped Gown, featuring sequins and Swarovski crystals handmade with a Tambour frame on the finest French tulle, starts at $14,000.