Designer Dream Collection Founder Anjali Phougat on How to Prevent Pollution in the Fashion Industry
Ace designer Anjali Phougat is a household name in the fashion industry and there’s no two way about it. She is a Central Ohio-based fashion designer, wardrobe stylist, entrepreneur, and founder of the fashion house Designer Dream Collectiona luxury brand in the fashion industry.
In addition, she specializes in wedding styling and personalization of jewelry and outfits. Anjali garnered national attention through her work and contributions to the fashion world, beauty pageants, New York Fashion Week and the Cannes Film Festival by showcasing her mesmerizing jewelry and red carpet collection .
Anjali is super excited to empower other women and currently so overwhelmed with the response of her upcoming show in VIP NYFW and she has all the role models and beauty pageant title holders walking for her show below. The list includes prestigious names like Shalini Madan Sharad who is the winner of the prestigious title, Ms. India USA 2022 with Virgelia productions Inc – an international competition representing Europe, Asia and Latin America for 33 years.
Shalini Madan Sharad is a board member at Amity University and a motivational speaker for students and women aspiring to leadership roles. She wants to use crown responsibility and give back to the world – She believes she can inspire others along her journey – Confidence, empowerment to live out your every dream and believe in yourself
Shalini Madan Sharad is based in New Jersey and believes in the endless possibilities that come with hard work and determination. Additionally, Maliyah Lorenzo, the top World Model 2021 titleholder, Miss Bharat California 2022 Mounika Siriguppi; Chaitanya Poloju, Cannes super model, actress and 2021 Indian Achiever Award winner; MRS India USA 2021 Jolie Kaur; Ms. India DC 2020 Ajitha Srinivasan;
South Indian famous dance guru and actress Indrani Davaluri, Dr. Ankita Singh, Ms. talented India ohio Aparna Kirkade, OSU student Ashley Mccoubrey, law student and aspiring model Kaanya Oberoi, MRS bharat Ohio Tina Rathod, Ms. Bharat USA 2021 Meenal Manikandan, trained dancer Laalithya bondili, aspiring model Neha Devatha and more are associated with Anjali’s brand and walk for her in NYFW on February 12 at the Times Square Marriott.
Anjali believes in diversity and she is super excited to partner with like-minded people and excited to announce Ms. Pretty Kaur D as a model and show choreographer for her upcoming NYFW show. Pretty Kaur D, the first Sikh to be crowned from Los Angeles as Ms. India USA 2019-2021, has carved out a niche for herself in the world of fashion and cosmetology.
Graduated in Fashion Design and Merchandising in addition to a diploma in cosmetology, having worked in both fields, she decided to amalgamate her talents.
Dealing with both fashion and beauty, she is recognized today for definitively transforming the personality of her clients. She is also director of Diversity Fashion World and co-founder of California Sikhs (non-profit organization)
Anjali has been making waves in the United States with her skills. Speaking about the similarities between the American and Indian fashion industries, she said, “India and the United States are both multicultural and vast countries. The geographical and cultural diversity of the two countries is also extreme.
Indian fashion is very intricate and we like bright colors while in USA people like simple and clean cuts but one thing is sure Indian fashion is really admired all over the world and people like our details and complexity of our creations. I have a huge American clientele and I think the saree is not just an Indian outfit. Everyone loves saree and Shah Rukh Khan.
According to Anjali, her greatest achievement is her continuous effort to stop pollution in the fashion community. Elaborating on the same subject, she said: “Plastic straws and single-use plastic bags are not the only items that threaten the health of our planet, end up in landfills and ultimately accelerate the climate crisis.
Believe it or not, clothing, fabrics and other textiles are also a big culprit of environmental issues. According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles a year, and many people throw away new clothes simply because of missing buttons and small stains.
The designer added: “The Designer Dream Collection accepts their own clothes for recycling, and we are starting to offer on-site clothing recycling bins to collect textiles and accessories from all brands, so recycling your clothes is now very easy. SDC seeks to promote environmental sustainability, everyone can play an instrumental role in reducing waste in the fashion industry.
While Anjali turns heads with her fashion game, she is truly a desi at heart. The stylist revealed her plans for Republic Day and said, “India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day this year. I salute the tricolor and our people, our citizens and our army who guard the flag in safety and the pride of our nation May the courageous leaders of our glorious nation guide us towards peace and prosperity so that we can hold our heads high and be proud of our country. I salute the work they have done for our country. Let us make our nation proud of integrity and unity. Jai Hind! Happy Republic Day!”