Sharwari Patil is a designer based in Pune, India. Fashion was not the path she pursued initially, but it is the one she was destined for. From a young age, Sharwari was interested in fabrics and textures. She would gather her mother’s and grandmothers’ old sarees and create something new with them. Studying at a boarding school, Sahyadri KFI, she began exploring forms of art. At school, she learnt the basics of batik and block printing, weaving, pottery and carpentry. Sharwari credits her schooling for influencing her to build her career in a creative field.
As a fresh commerce graduate, Sharwari made the leap to pursue her true calling. Enrolling in the Parsons School of Design in New York, she rediscovered her love for textures and textiles.
Sharwari’s personal style is one of minimalism, which heavily influences the pieces she designs. An advocate of sustainability, she has shifted her focus to ethically sourcing fabrics which can stand the test of time.