A strong marksheet, coupled with their portfolio, saw them through one of the top brands in India, Shantanu and Nikhil, which was a dream come true. Taruni and Shubham began there as an intern and eventually acquired the position of an assistant designer for womenswear and menswear, respectively within two months of time. Following that, seemingly reflecting their ascension, the city seemed so much more alive and full of aspirations and dreams waiting to be discovered and chased. They endeavoured to make the most of every opportunity that came their way. There, they got maximum opportunities to show their talent and got to make various designs. Over time, they were made responsible of dealing with clients, understanding their requirements and ensuring delivery of good finished products. Handling clients independently made them realise different tastes of people from various walks of life and also how to develop a design from scratch i.e. from taking an order to delivering the finished garment correctly and on time. They also got to know about the various problems that occur during the design process and also how to rectify them to some extent. Thus, they became accustomed and learned to appreciate the different abilities this field demanded. Their endeavours were appreciated and their conviction to further understand the practical aspect of fashion design was deepened.
After Shantanu and Nikhil, Taruni worked in another fashion firm named Raa Design, where she was an Assistant Designer but was alongside managing and responsible for all the works personally including designing, management, marketing of merchandise, maintaining stock inventories, fabric, accessories and dyeing challans, dealing with clients and buyers. She also used to represent the brand independently in India and abroad as the company had buyers and stores in London.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Anonymous
This only strengthened their resolve in deciding that fashion is what they wanted to pursue for the rest of thier life.