Designer Bio - Hemant Trevedi
Veteran fashion designer, Hemant Trevedi is a widely recognised and highly-celebrated name in the Indian fashion industry since the mid-80s. India’s first internationally trained fashion designer, Hemant is an alumnus of the Australian Technical Institute of Fashion Design and has also been Faculty-Intern at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
After honing his skills at these prestigious institutes, Hemant returned to India in 1979, when he began his professional career.
Hemant’s path has been an eclectic one, which has seen him dabble in almost all aspects of Indian fashion. Over the years, Hemant has taken on the role of a Fashion Editor, Artistic Show Director, Fashion Stylist, Creative-Visualiser, Fashion-Consultant and also a Senior Mentor & Professor. Although international labels have pursued him, the designer has chosen to remain in India and make significant contributions to the growth of the Indian fashion industry.
With an enviable track record and an innate ability to forecast looks and trends before their time, Hemant also has a discerning eye in finding, nurturing and mentoring design students who have eventually become fashion stars in their own right.
Hemant has also played a pivotal role in the development of several young fashion aspirants from across the globe, as a Design Professor and Mentor to budding talent.
His commitment towards the cause and importance of Fashion Education is now legendary. Almost every student of Fashion Design who's been privileged to have worked with the maestro, will vouch for Hemant’s utmost empathy and guidance, which has been the guiding force that has moulded them into stronger design professionals of today.
Additionally, he is also well known for his valid contribution and creative input at various iconic fashion events, such as Miss India and other related pageants. Along with being a contestant director and show choreographer for such events, Hemant has also designed iconic award-winning creations for the likes of Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lara Dutta, Diana Hayden, Dia Mirza and Yukta Mookhey, amongst many other globally recognised personalities.
In 2021, Hemant launched his eponymous label under luxury fashion house Purple Style Labs. The label will continue to abide by the designer’s signature beliefs.
Inspired by changing times, Trevedi’s ensembles will hopefully become a catalyst for a new design awareness for the fashion-conscious consumer of today.
"Never blindly adopt a herd-like mentality of following fashion trends and forecasts. Individual expression is key in order to become one’s own style icon.”
- Hemant Trevedi
The Hemant Trevedi label is built upon a philosophy that explores dressing in an extraordinary way, for women all over the world. The designer has always aimed to create elegant & timeless works of art in clothing, while still being financially accessible to the consumer.
The label champions design creations that can be worn time and time again. Hemant’s vision is to create designs that are ageless, exquisite, and refined. The focus has always been to elevate women by creating an elegant and timeless wardrobe… and most importantly, in styles which would make every individual feel special.
The designer’s roots are firmly entrenched in the soul-stirring and spiritual land that is India. His attempt has always been to create a synthesis of traditional Indian styling, with Western sensibility.