How it all began...
In 2005, a fine jewelry designer Jay Lakhani and fashion designer Deepa Gurnani came together to become husband and wife. A year after being married, Jay and Deepa Lakhani collaborated, bringing creative designs together and launched their label "Deepa Gurnani". In 2006, the line was launched at Henri Bendel's in NYC. The duo combined their talents and created a line of unique and distinctive embroidered accessories, which continues to amaze, and inspire fans, season after season.
When you think back 10 years ago, did you expect to be where you are now?
-Absolutely! We are honored to have reached this far. However, there are miles to go before we sleep!
What was the biggest challenge you've faced with building your brand to where it is now?
-Gathering a truly motivated, enthusiastic and reliable team that shares our vision. We are proud to say that we are finally there. Thank You Team Deepa!
What is your biggest motivation?
-Being able to give back and to know that so many families are supported through our work.
If you could change one thing and/or do something differently, what would it be?
-We are glad that we have grown through the mistakes we have made and the challenges that we have faced. We would not like to do anything differently.
Where we are now and what to look forward to...
Do you have anything special planned for the brands 10 year anniversary?
-The launch of our new Fine Jewelry label, DEEFINE and our new license deal, Erte by Deepa Gurnani.
Any words of encouragement for someone just starting out?
-Always believe in yourself, follow your dreams and never lose your passion.