Tina Tahiliani Parikh is the executive director of Ensemble — the multi-brand store in Mumbai — set up by her brother, the couturier Tarun Tahiliani and his wife Sailaja in 1987. Under Tahiliani Parikh’s leadership, Ensemble has grown from a single store into a powerhouse in the Indian fashion industry, with boutiques in Mumbai and Delhi.
A graduate of Stanford, Tahiliani Parikh started her career in San Francisco as a financial analyst with the First Boston Corporation, one of America’s leading investment banks. Parikh returned to India in 1990 to take over merchandising, marketing, finance, operations and strategic direction of the country’s first designer multi-brand store, the Mumbai institution Ensemble, which recently expanded into the city’s Kala Ghoda district and was designed by local star architect Bijoy Jain.
Tahiliani Parikh played a pivotal role in streamlining operations at Ensemble and is credited with launching the careers of Indian designers, such as Rohit Khosla, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Suneet Varma and Tarun himself. Today, Ensemble is firmly established in the forefront of the Indian fashion industry and stocks a selection of India’s leading contemporary designers, such as Rajesh Patrap and Gaurav Gupta, alongside emerging talent, like Pero, Pankaj Ahuja and Amit Agarwal.