Reasi Fashionista

Sanjay Kumar

Over the years, Jammu region has produced a good number of talented youth who have brought laurals to the region. One among them is Ankusha Sharma.
She, who is young age fashion designer based out of England is a diploma holder from Shramik Vidyapeeth, Jammu. She has recently showcased “Dogra Bridal Outfit’’ at Asian Bridal Show in the Birmingham, UK. Her courage and attachment towards her root was showcased in the form of traditional bridal dress of Jammu, which the models displayed at the ramp in the full house. The Dogra bridal outfit was introduced on stage through ‘JA Fashions’, label owned by Ankusha.
She enthusiastically expresses her feelings towards this successful attempt, “This was for the first time a Dogra traditional bridal outfit was on display during the Asian Bridal Show in England. There was great response from the audience as everyone looked eager to have picture with the Dogra Bridal Model.’’
Daughter of Chaitanya Prabhu and Sudershan Sharma Ankusha is born and brought up in Reasi of Jammu & Kashmir in India.
After completing her basic education, she studied master’s degree in English Literature at University of Jammu and later on pursued specialized course in fashion designing & dress making. She got married here and later on in year 2010 she moved to Wolverhampton, England with her husband where she is currently staying and doing her work. Member of IDS (Internatioal Dogra Society), London, she has recently been honoured ‘Pride of India’ title by the Hon’ble Mayor of Harrow Nitin Parekh.
She has also worked as an executive officer in NGO for 2 years named ‘Jammu Samaj Vikas Sanstha’ for rural areas women welfare.
In a very short but remarkable journey, here panache has left a significant footprint in the London fashion industry. At the mecca of fashion where brand speaks one’s identity, Ankusha is real go-getter who knows her vision and the way to achieve it amicably.
We are proud to incorporate her story in this book and call her as true magical entrepreneur who being small town girl is doing miracles in her work.