Arshiya Fakih is the founder of Arshionista, a comprehensive Styling and Personal Shopper Service.
Arshiya’s journey in fashion spans 15 years and 2 continents. Her keen eye for trends blends perfectly with her international experience in shopping and styling.
Arshiya started her creative exploration as an artist, at the J. J. Institute of Fine Arts where she topped the Dean‘s Merit List and won a scholarship for extended studies. She then headed to the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT– Mumbai), followed by the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT– New York), where she received the Presidential Scholarship Award. She earned her degree in Fashion Design, specializing in knitwear, and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.
Before returning to India, Arshiya worked in New York with designers such as Ralph Lauren, Onyx Noire and Neil Bieff.
Arshiya moved to India in 1998 to launch her designer wear label ‘Araiya’. Within weeks, her brand was acknowledged as the “Top twenty newsmakers” in India. She soon became the designer of choice for countless luminaries and stars, and was invited to participating in various Fashion Weeks. Since then she has styled several celebrities, advertisements, television commercials, reality shows and feature films.
Arshiya believes that clothes should be an extension of who you are, and not take away from the wearers unique personality. Arshionista, her fashion consultancy is focused on effortlessly getting you styled up for the biggest fashion event of the year, your daily routine, and everything in between.Back to listings