Born into a legacy of textiles trade through three generations of experience, Delhi-based designer Akshay Wadhwa was always destined for the fashion industry. His namesake brand, Akshay Wadhwa (AW) was founded in 2009 and has since then become synonymous with Fusion. Tapping into the vast and rich heritage of the South Asian subcontinent, AW reinvents contemporary high fashion by incorporating traditional Indian wear with coeval European designs, capturing the Indian imagination with an international flourish. He is inspired by the perfect juxtaposition of two cultures: the simplistic elegance of modern Western styles against the grandiose opulence of the Indian palette.
Akshay Wadhwa studied at the Istituto Di Europeo Di Design in Milan where he had the opportunity to work with major fashion house brands and, even helped develop an entire collection during Milan Fashion Week at the age of 23. Despite his early debut in Italy, Akshay Wadhwa headed to India to pursue his dream of establishing his own brand in his homeland. Within India, Akshay Wadhwa is committed to the cause of developing his country and its most valuable asset: its people. Akshay Wadhwa holds classes for his artisans’ children, providing them with free basic education on Sundays. As an equal opportunity employer, Akshay Wadhwa champions the development of female artisans in a largely male-dominated industry. He strongly encourages the up-skilling of his female artisans by providing them with opportunities for growth and a flexible working environment including work from home.
Akshay Wadhwa carries haute couture and prêt-à-porter exclusive lines, and caters to clients throughout India and across the globe in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Dubai.