Sakshee Pradhan launched her label ‘Schön by Sakshee Pradhan’ in 2011, and presented a collection called ‘The Classic Romance’ based on the modern day Radha’s take on the Raas-leela.
Sakshee is the Creative Director of Schön - a women’s wear couture label that encapsulates feminine beauty through its unique styles and silhouettes. Responsible for the launch of the label, her role also encompasses providing both the business and creative direction for it.
Sakshee Pradhan has a Masters in Fashion Design & Merchandising from London College of Fashion, and earned her graduate degree in Fashion Design and Apparel Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, R.K.P., New Delhi.
Prior to her current position, Sakshee has had the opportunity to work with several veteran Indian designers such as Deepika Govind, Shantanu & Nikhil etc. She has also successfully earned internships with top brands like Monsoon (London), Gucci (New York) and Zara (London). Apart from this, Sakshee has also attended several workshops and student exchange programmes from Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
SCHÖN - (to be pronounced as 'shee-own')
This word is German for 'beautiful'. - This is the name of my label.
A basic element in my designs have always been a those little intricate & delicate things such as little charms or crystals combined with luxurious fabrics such as silks, velvets ,French nets etc. My designs spell feminity & are synonyms to beautiful; hence, the name of my label.
So, Schön as a brand is very feminine, chic & luxurious…. Delicate & fragile yet like the women of today, it is also bold, strong headed & multi-faceted...all in all, the beauty of a woman captured 360 degrees !
For now, I plan to concentrate on designing only ball-gowns & cocktail dresses(which I specialize in) fit for red-carpet events, & events of such like, based on various themes, yet keeping the cuts very classic & European Chic.
More than selling off the racks, I truly believe in customization, & work more on the lines of Atelier selling. Hence, presently I am available only on an appointment basis ; however, I am coming up with ‘Schön by Sakshee Pradhan- Atelier Lounge’ shortly at The Gallery on MG, MG road, Gurgaon. This store will be in practice from October, 2011 onwards.