The fashion industry holds an immeasurable influence over millions of consumers worldwide. Its involvement in other industries, such as the field of entertainment, makes the impact of the values that it espouses as an entity far-reaching and significant.
In particular, the continuing trend of producing articles of clothing that are exclusive to a limited range of body type sends across a harmful message against plus-sized individuals. And both the fashion and entertainment industries have effectively pushed the ideal body image, discouraging those who do not fit the standards from being comfortable in their own skin.
Today’s current reality prompted forward-thinking fashion designer and creator Niki Srinivasa to dedicate her work toward empowering people through the clothes they wear. As a trailblazer whose passion lies in innovation, trendsetting, and visionary work, she aims to create a range of fashion that any woman can wear and, at the same time, influence the industry to adopt inclusivity and sustainability seriously.
Recognized for the stories she tells through her clothing, which is made by hand, Niki has compiled an impressive portfolio of accomplishments over the years. Not only has she received an International Design Award at the New York Fashion Week for her debut collection, but this powerhouse has also been given a chance to showcase her collection at the Paris Fashion Week.
Moreover, Niki participated in various media events through companies like Fashion Mingle and Fashion Week Online. Featured in outlets, such as Apple News and VFiles, this artist has had the opportunity to share her story on platforms like Fashionnovation and speak in front of an audience of fashion and tech industry leaders, including higher-ups from Levi’s, Google, and more. In addition, she graced the annual Vogue Forces of Fashion, learned from Zac Posen and Marcus Lemonis Fashion Group, and collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger.
For her work and vision for sustainability and global connectedness through fashion, Niki was invited by The Conscious Fashion Campaigns to get involved in the discourse about the future of the industry in the face of sustainable measures and humanitarian efforts during the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September.
Niki aims to establish a global venture that taps the sustainable and humanitarian-serving sector of fashion. She also hopes to revolutionize the way business is done and emphasize the importance of inclusive approaches in the running of entertainment and fashion enterprises.
Moreover, aside from finding an entirely sustainable way of creating clothes that people would want to wear and are also environment-friendly, Niki is also working on founding a nonprofit that will provide care for women and children in underserved communities and will champion the welfare of Indigenous people through educational initiatives, cross-cultural collaborations, economic opportunities, and more.
This highly-acclaimed entrepreneur, who is known for her ability to connect with others authentically, is aware of the challenges that may hinder her goal of building a value-centered industry. Specifically, Niki is cognizant of how resistant to change industries are. But believing that style should have no size number or skin color attached to them, she has taken on the mission to make fashion and entertainment more body-positive and racially diverse. Know more about Niki Srinivasa by visiting her website and Instagram page.