2001 - Barjis Chohan (BARJIS)
The 2001 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (London) was won by Barjis Chohan and her business BARJIS.
BARJIS, an award-winning London based design company. Founded in 2000, BARJIS specialises in high end interior design solutions and handmade luxury rugs. The company has worked on over 50 projects across the UK, Dubai, USA, India, France and Germany – taking Barjis’ unique and luxurious style across the globe. Her clients range from the exuberant Emirates Towers in Dubai to Hotel cayre in Paris.Due to the continious success BARJIS has recently launched luxury fashion label.
Barjis Chohan, founder of BARJIS
Barjis graduated with a MA in [design] from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. With a background in fashion design, she has worked for a French fashion house designing haute couture evening wear, and at Vivienne Westwood. Barjis left the fast-paced world of fashion to concentrate on family life and went on to launch BARJIS. She is now combining her love of couture with her success as a designer and is creating a collection of high-end abayas for the modern woman.
Drawing on her own experiences as an up-and-coming designer in London, Barjis is dedicated to helping other young British designers reach international markets and as a result founded Barjis Creativz
, the sister company of BARJIS. It is a new social enterprise set up to assist designers to reach high emerging International markets. It represents and promotes the best of British talent in the overseas markets and has a presence in India, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and many more countries.
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