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Supriya Lele

Founder & Creative Director, Supriya Lele

The designer’s British-Indian identity has inspired her namesake label, known for sexy, sari-inspired dresses and confident feminism.

Biography

Supriya Lele, the designer behind her namesake UK-based fashion brand, has honed a viewpoint known for its confident femininity, which melds her Indian-British identity with minimalist, sensual designs, including draped, sari-inspired dresses.

After finishing her MA in fashion at London’s Royal College of Art in 2016 and a debut show at the Tate Modern, she showed her work as part of Fashion East. She then joined the British Fashion Council ’s Newgen programme for emerging talent. Lele has shown at London Fashion Week, and is carried by Dover Street Market , Browns and Ssense. In 2020, she was among the eight recipients of the LVMH Prize fund.

Lele self-published “Narmada,” a book that is the product of a collaboration with fashion and documentary photographer Jamie Hawkesworth , and worked with documentary photographer Sohrab Hura for her Lele’s Spring/Summer 2022 campaign. 

The designer’s work has featured in British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue India, Vogue Runway, The New York Times, and i-D, among other publications. 

Education

Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art

Vital Statistics

Born
18 July 1987
Nationality

India/ United Kingdom

Location
United Kingdom
Member since
2022

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