Tell Us, Who Are You Creative Role Models?

(Clockwise from left) Klove co-founder Prateek Jain, designer Pankaj Ahuja, mixed media artist and designer Prabhleen, designer Nidhi Ahuja, Klove co-founder Gautam Seth, and artist and designer Param Sahib.

The Word.: Who are your creative role models?

Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja: “We believe in taking inspiration from everyone… People whom we admire for their talent, tenacity, strength, wisdom, courage, and resilience. Our creative role models range from writers, musicians, dancers, artists, weavers, editors, directors, and designers, among others.”

Prateek Jain:Oh so many of them…American fashion editor and columnist Diana Vreeland, photographer Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon, filmmaker Wes Anderson, and, of course, singer-songwriter Madonna.”

Prabhleen: “Kashif Nisar, as a director, and Faseeh Bari Khan for his writing—I absolutely love their level of detailing and characterisation!”

Gautam Seth: “Some of the people I admire are Japanese architect Tadao Ando, singer-songwriter Madonna, designer Tom Ford, and French industrial designer and architect Philippe Starck.”

Param Sahib: “I really admire designers Alexander McQueen, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren of Viktor & Rolf, filmmaker and animator Tim Burton, industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata, and my mother!”

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