textile designer suki cheema

While Suki Cheema studied design at the prestigious college Central Saint Martins in London, it was in New York that he got his break. He earned his stripes with the likes of Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg. And it was during his time at the latter that he got the courage and conviction to start his own label: Suki Cheema. His specialty is fabric design, which is beautifully translated on rugs and cushions, among other homewares.

Which five words best describe you? Outgoing, fun, driven, energetic, passionate.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? After leaving Central Saint Martins, I spent 11 years working in the fashion world for the likes of Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and DVF. It was my time at DVF that gave me the passion and the courage to start Suki Cheema.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Be all you can be and live life to the fullest.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Seeing my work be produced. It is wonderful to walk into a store and watch someone fall in love with one of my prints.
What’s been your best decision? To start Suki Cheema Home.
Who inspires you? The world
What are you passionate about? Art, travel, life
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? The Dalai Lama
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I really want to start a family.
What are you reading? I don't really read a lot of books. I read magazines cover to cover. Fashion, travel, lifestyle and world. I am just finishing this week's Economist.

images courtesy of suki cheema