Born in south-west London to a father of Nigerian descent and a mother from India, she grew up in a Born in south-west London to a father of Nigerian descent and a mother from India, she grew up in a multi-cultured household (her step-dad is from Jamaica). Her namesake label began almost instantly after she graduated from Westminster University in June 2018, and sees her use design techniques – such as dyeing and beading – and materials directly inspired by her multifaceted heritage, as well as her London roots.d
Unsurprisingly, the designer has already seen great success. Ahluwalia won the LVMH Prize earlier this year, the H&M Design Award in 2019, she collaborated with Adidas at Paris Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2019 and she has just shown her Spring/Summer 2021 collection as part of London Fashion Week 2020.
What’s more, Ahluwalia’s work is environmentally friendly – the designer uses vintage and dead-stock clothing for the majority of her collections.