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More About Indira Bishen

The Indira Bishen brand is a luxury hand embroidered chikankari line started by designer Indira Bishen in 2020.


Indira grew up in Lucknow, India, a city known for being the origin of Chikankari – the Mughal inspired ancient form of needlework from the 1700s. From an early age, Indira was always enamored by the elegance of Chikankari as she watched her mother don Chikan sarees so gracefully. With a passion for identifying quality hand embroidery and taste for elegance, Indira sought to increase awareness of this ancient art to the U.S., her home country for the last 30+ years. She has a vision to infuse Chikankari into modern Indian and western wear while preserving the ethnic style of this craft.

The Vision

Elegant . Intricate . Timeless


Indira Bishen’s introductory collection includes sarees, lehengas, anarkalis, men’s Indian wear, bridal wear and dresses. Each piece is personally designed by Indira, hand embroidered by skilled female artisans in India and does not include a trace of machine work. Indira works closely with her clients to customize each outfit to fulfill their vision and has worked with multiple brides over the last two years. Her bridal work has been featured in prominent magazines such as South Asian Bride Magazine, Maharani Weddings and Wedding Sutra to name a few.

Women Empowerment

Made By Women For Women


Indira’s passion stems from her brand symbolizing female empowerment – each piece is carefully crafted by skilled women working from their homes in rural India and is made for women who want to express their femininity, strength and empowerment through design. As Chikankari continues to gain momentum and presence by fashion designers all over the world, Indira wants to ensure that the women who have been behind this craft for so many decades are recognized for their efforts and have a path towards financial independence.

Supporting Girls Education

Dedicated to Educating Underprivileged Girls


Indira and her husband have long been dedicated to female empowerment, establishing schools for underprivileged girls in India and a Global Girls Scholarship Foundation (www.girlsscholarship.org) over the last 20 years. Part of the profits from Indira’s annual sales are donated to the Foundation to help fund education for underprivileged girls in India and Africa.

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