Sujata Gazder designs apparel for women who express themselves and celebrate their femininity. A hint of mystery mingled with a dash of pep make her designs much sought after by women who want to make a statement about themselves. Her elegant ensembles are timeless, combining tradition with a contemporary edge, the classic with a spicy twist for a fresh, luxurious look.
Sujata has presented her signature collection at the American + International Designers Show in New York City. She has designed costumes for the cast of the daytime television show “All My Children” as well as one of the stars Susan Lucci.
In September 2006, Sujata was featured in Chicago Magazine as one of the “Rising Stars of Midwest Fashion”. That same year, her designs were showcased in two important runway shows including the Gen Art’s “Fresh Faces” and in Macy’s launch of “Designers of Chicago Shop”. Her collections have also been featured in Elite and Lucky magazines as well as publications such as Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Factio Magazine, L.A. Fashion magazine and a number of blogs.
In 2010 Sujata was honored by Mayor Daley, and Maria Pappas as an Entrepreneur to Watch. She has also since shown many times at Chicago Fashion Week, including at the coveted event “Allure of Couture”. The collection has sold in over 20 stores nationwide and in a few stores internationally.
Sujata believes in Responsible Beauty. Each of her garments has a ribbon with an inspirational message sewn strategically on the inside of the garment. These ribbons are screen printed by women in shelters. While these women are being given a chance to make a living, the garments in turn (with the ribbons sewn in) are just adding a little extra “feel good” for the women who wear them.
In 2015, Sujata launched her own online store, she plans to launch limited editions of a few designs, which will be numbered to make sure only a select few can own those designs. The website will also debut her new line of natural skin products to be launched soon.
Sujata Gazder grew up in India where style can be found in the sumptuous brocades of Benares, the exquisite Pietro dura of the Taj Mahal, and the graceful patterns of pashmina shawls… and where saris can be as hip as a great pair of jeans. It is in this world that she learned how to experiment with bold new techniques while honoring old traditions of embroidery and beadwork.
An accomplished pianist, Sujata is as passionate about music as she is about fashion design. Be it in needle and thread or in ebony and ivory, she enjoys expressing herself in different creative ways.