Meet The Founder

The brilliance of vibrant fabrics and splendid embellishments lured me since a very young age.

Having earned a degree in Fashion and Apparel Design from Raffles Design International, Mumbai, I further went on to get my masters in Fashion Brand Management from Polimoda Institute of Fashion and Technology, Florence, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, commencing my journey in the fashion industry.

Working alongside ace Indian designer Manish Malhotra, my affinity towards indigenous craft and tradition intensified.

During my time in Italy, inspired by the aesthetics and beauty around, I realised that the contemporary Indian woman has always been the centre of fashionable revolution and that further underpinned my inclination towards Indian fashion.

On my return I joined a very popular embroidery export house and further gained in depth understanding and knowledge about the impeccable craftsmanship that goes behind hand embroidery. For this reason you will always find embroidery detailing throughout my collections.

The brand Atheia therefore represents an eclectic range of ethnic fusion styles that inject versatility in your closet.

The techniques, craft and textiles are unmatched and are a pinnacle of luxury paired with impeccable service. Ready to wear and affordable fashion, I intend to have Atheia pave the way for you to meet with your dream outfit for every significant occasion.

-Shivani Badani Kothari