Anjali Kalia is a design graduate from NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), New Delhi. Her graduate collection in 1995 was awarded the CMAI (Clothing Manufacturers Association of India) Award for the Most Creative Collection, she also a recipient of the Smirnoff Fashion Awards, 1994.
Subsequently Anjali worked for two years at Walter Johnson India Pvt. Ltd. A design based export company, followed by a stint of 5 yrs with Rohit Bal, one of India’s leading fashion designers. She was also the founder designer for Maya, a label catering to the contemporary Indian women from 2003 to November 2004. .Her fashion shows for this label received critical acclaim.
Currently Anjali is working for her own design label ‘Divine Design,’ besides being a consultant to various NGO’s.
Influenced and inspired by a self-motivated research into Indian Aesthetics and Design Philosophy, Anjali’s design skills have evolved to reflect India on its path of constant growth and evolution. She is sensitive towards maintaining a balance between Indian Aesthetics and contemporary demands. She relates to simplicity and purity, not only in design, but also thought, word and deed.
Her clothes are graceful with a subtle touch of joy and celebration. Sensuality for her is something that appeals to all senses, inspires, attracts, teases yet is full of dignity
She has been associated with the prestigious Sanskriti Kendra since the past three years, where she has been documenting old Indian textiles and also conducting a series of Design Development Workshops for traditional craftsmen, to make their products suitable for contemporary markets. She is also a member of the Crafts Council of India, and has been involved in various workshops to enhance the design potential of indigenous crafts.
Ms. Kalia is also a trustee of the Pranam Foundation, an organization dedicated to establishing Nature’s Law of truth, love and light, for the spiritual realization of the ever evolving Universal Consciousness. Pranam aims at merging Vedas (truth) and Vigyan (science), so that the Indian Culture can be expressed in modern contemporary terms.
Anjali is based in New Delhi.