Anjana Bhargav is an Indian fashion designer. She has a formal degree in Textile Designing and pattern cutting with a French Instructor and a course from prestigious St. Martins College, London, combined with an inherent sense of aesthetics. Anjana has had several showings in Sharjah, London, Kathmandu, New York, Germany, Miami and Hong Kong along with showings of her collections in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Anjana launched her first collection at a fashion show in 1994. This was soon succeeded by a solo fashion show an Indian Summer held at the prestigious UNESCO Hall in Paris.
As the FDCI website said: “The Anjana Bhargav label resurrects patterns and skills of ancient arts into the rhythm of modern life, keeping the accent always on comfort, wearability and affordability. The penchant is always on minimalistic styles that extend easiness and understated elegance”.
Subsequently, Anjana was chosen by the Ministry of External Affairs to represent ‘Women Entrepreneurs’ at the OECD Conference held in Paris in the year 2000, where over 300 women entrepreneurs across the globe shared their experiences.
She was one of the first designer labels to stock with the Westside group of stores across the country. She has designed and fabricated jackets for the prestigious PATA Conference for Delhi Tourism. She has designed for the Usha International group of companies. She has also worked with the corporate sector by designing and fabricating uniforms for Hotel Grand Intercontinental, New Delhi and the ITC Group of hotels across the country.
Anjana together with her daughter Ankita launched their label ANKY, a label for comfort dressing and modest luxury in 2008.
She has designed dresses for several women celebrities, getting inspiration from India’s rich craft heritage. Her pieces manifest the integration of fashion with warmth.
Anjana designes dresses for working women.
Anjana has dressed the Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy, herbal beauty queen Shahnaz Hussain and Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal for the celebration of Femina’s 50th anniversary. In Bollywood, also she has dressed Hindi film actress Vidya Balan.
She was nominated for the breakthrough designer of the year award for the Lycra MTV style awards for 2003.