Successful graduate Yatri Pabari

Fashion Designer for her own label, Yatri Pabari

Yatri is a fashion designer for her Leicester based luxury womenswear company, ‘Yatri Pabari’. Yatri won the 2011 ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’ award from the Midlands Fashion Designer Awards.

Previously, her graduate collection was nominated for the River Island Gold Award at Graduate Fashion Week. Her work was also recently featured in OK Magazine’s television advert in the UK and US.

“The University of Northampton has been the most important part of my education. It has prepared me to have the confidence, knowledge and skills to become an independent designer. I still reflect back on my time at the University of Northampton all the time when designing.”

“Since winning the Emerging Designer of the Year award, my winning collection has since been shot for ‘Wella Trend Vision 2012’, as well as being shot for the 30 new model faces for Premiere and Storm Model Management 2012.

I’ve also been approached to sell my line in national and even global boutiques, so the opportunities to expand keep arising which is great!

At the moment, I’m selling my high street collection, which isn’t as expensive but much more everyday, but still within the same kind of style as my high end collections. My high street pieces have been selling online really well and so I’m currently working on next seasons pieces which I’m extremely excited about!

It’s great to be working in both types of markets, being able to make one-offs as well as do mass pieces for a more ‘fast fashion’ line.”