Ayesha Depala Bio
AYESHA DEPALA launched her eponymous label at the AYESHA DEPALA flagship store at The Village Mall in Dubai in 2006. The AYESHA DEPALA brand houses Ready-to-wear, Couture and Bridal lines for the fashion- forward woman with an old-fashioned soul.
AYESHA DEPALA has also retailed out of various other multi-brand stores across the globe, and has now launched her boutique & atelier at D3, Dubai Design District. Ayesha has also had her collections presented at both Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols in Dubai and blooming dales in Kuwait.
AYESHA DEPALA is now worn by some of the most glamorous women in the world, including Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Elissa, Kendall Jenner, Yasmin Le Bon, Neve Campbell, Shilpa Shetty, Malaika Arora-Khan and Sonam Kapoor.
Ayesha has been celebrated by Vogue India, Grazia Middle East, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia as one of the leading designers to emerge from the Middle East and India. She has collaborated with both Lacoste and Kiehl's to design her own custom products and labels and has served as a brand ambassador for Mont Blanc Jewelry and
Crème de la Mer.
Ayesha has also worked extensively with Bollywood and was also appointed as [lead designer] for the movie “Aisha” featuring Sonam Kapoor.
Ayesha has been the recipient of many fashion awards (including Best Regional Designer (Grazia Style Awards), Best Asian Designer and Best Asian Boutique (Masala Awards)) and accolades from prestigious magazines (including being named as one of the 100 Most Stylish Asians in the Gulf (Femina) and Best Dressed (Harper's Bazaar UAE)) and has also participated in India Fashion Week, India Couture Week, Chivas Fashion Week and at Who’s Next Paris in Dubai.
AYESHA DEPALA was named one of the 60 Most Influential Indians in the UAE. Ayesha has also been appointed to be featured in the 2016 edition of Indian Super 100, which is a tribute to business leaders, professionals and corporates in the Middle East and Africa.
AYESHA DEPALA has firmly placed herself on the Middle-Eastern, Western and Indian Fashion landscape.
Awards and accolades:
Grazia Middle East awarded the runners up in Best Middle Eastern Designer Category.
Grazia Middle East awarded The Best Designer in the Middle East.
VOGUE India featured in Vogue India magazine: Vogue’s guide to the best expatriates of the UAE. Masala Awards awarded The Best Designer in Middle East.
Masala Magazine awarded One of the 100 Most Stylish Asians in the Middle East.
Femina selected as India’s Most Beautiful Woman in their annual India’s Most Beautiful Edition.
Harper’s Bazaar Middle East awarded The Most Stylish Woman in Middle East.
Gulf Business awarded One of the 100 Most Influential Asians in the GCC.
Arabian Business awarded 100 Most Powerful Asians in the Gulf.
Kiehl’s appointed by Kiehl’s to custom design a label for their iconic Crème De Corps lotion. Crème De La Mer appointed as a La Mer’s Regional Ambassador.
Mont BlanC appointed as The Mont Blanc’s ambassador in the UAE. Masala Magazine appointed as a judge for The Masala Annual Award Panel.