Misha Kaura is an emerging couturier and creative multihyphenate with a science background. A formally trained couturier, Misha believes in a 360-degree approach to 'wellness fashion' whereby clients are appreciated holistically to solve aesthetic problems efficiently and effectively.
An incoming Professor of Fashion, Misha's academic research work endeavours to systematise participatory fashion research and to organise fashion systems of thought via quantifying fashion research methods and conducting fashion-science projects. Misha views her real-world couture practice as a 'living laboratory' where she can test drive her fashion research ideas on her clients in an interactive and collaborative manner, allowing them to unleash maximum attractiveness efficiently and effectively. Her style can best be described as 'scientific fashion for quaintrelles,' with maximalist embroidered seasonal collections and minimalist permanent prêt engineered to make real world women look fabulous. In addition to researching and designing ultra-luxurious pieces for private clients, Misha is the Founder and Chief Artistic Officer of a design-focused holding company that markets, distributes, and manages all of her creative endeavours. Her awards include Forbes 30 Under 30, Vogue Talent, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Paris Fashion Week One to Watch, Fashion Design Platinum Award, Hive Global Fellow, StartingBloc Fellow, Debutante of the Year, Miss Utah, and membership in a number of elite fashion groups and fashion sustainability councils. She gave her first TEDx talk in 2016, at age 23, on the importance of teledermatology to close the dermatologic and dermatogenetic care access gap, and is pleased to deliver another TEDx talk on fashion science in 2021.
Educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, Misha combines her skills, training, and scientific savoir faire in novel ways with highly innovative output free from linear subject boundaries. Her creative upbringing with scientific training from her physician-inventor father and traditional Indian embroidery training from her glamorous paternal grandmother informs her right brain-left brain mindset. Misha is based out of her Palm Beach apartment and enjoys London and Geneva only when traveling for business.