Malika Bagai Designer, Co-Founder & Fashionpreneur, of Memsahib based in Kensington, London
Malika Bagai has a long standing relationship with fashion having learnt to sew at the Royal School of Needlework at aged 8 and later did her Foundation Course in Art & Design at Chelsea Art College, specializing in Fashion Textiles. The course was finished off with a fun fashion show in which she got her friends to model!
Her capsule collection was inspired by Gianni Versace’s famous fashion moment with supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangalista on the catwalk.
Malika also studied at London College of Fashion doing Product Development for the Fashion Industries.
London College of Fashion helped to greatly shape her evolution into fashion, spending endless days in the library with great fascination of the global industry as well as drawing inspiration from her favourite futuristic club-wear designer, Daniel Poole, whom she met in person years later at his residence through a friend and enjoyed showing him some of her designs.
Malika’s fashion forcasting designs and mood board she created for Armani in a project, was chosen to be displayed in the college exhibition along with one other student out of the whole year.
She thoroughly enjoyed learning about trends such as ‘Future Verses The Environment’ and can still see the relevance in the industry today.
Memsahib Collections London , established in 2003 as a mother-daughter partnership with her mother, Gita Bagai, dressing cultured British ladies with manufacturing in India. It brings together an elegant mix of a love affair between Britain and India, suited to the British ladies with a touch of fashion including colourful embroideries and prints. The best of Indian manufacturing with an English Rose palatability giving ladies confidence to feel special and the best dressed at any event or on holiday.
Memsahib retails particularly through events and fairs throughout the British countryside and London areas, with a loyal customer base of distinguished ladies including members of the British Royal family. The brand has been featured in British Vogue on the Designer’s Profile page as well as our kaftans in Vogue Traveller as the ‘season’s must have’.
Malika also sources and curates Pop Up Shops in the Chelsea and Mayfair areas of London with other vendors under her Pop Up Shop brand, Joie de Vivre ~ Pop Up Shop which has been successfully running for several years in different locations. She has also founded the philanthropic event company, Luxuries of London Ltd to hold luxury events for good causes which also included Holistics of London, a health and wellbeing hub.
Having a passion for following trends, drawing her own fashion designs on paper and a nose for fashion forecasting as well as a very savvy feel for what will work in the market, Memsahib maintains a long standing place in the industry.
Do Follow Malika on Instagram if you’d like to keep up with her interests and designs.
Designer and Director
0203 086 9040