I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with TKC Design. Their designs really stood out to me and the message behind them was even more inspiring. Over the next few weeks, I'm excited to show you the looks that I put together with these amazing designs!! Here is more about the collection and its designer, Taranjit K. Cheema.
ABOUT 'HER' COLLECTION
When we live in a country where our voices are heard and we are acknowledged as an individual, we often neglect that other people around the world do not have the same freedom. TKC Design Inc. is a company that hopes to inspire change through fashion. The founder and designer, Taranjit K. Cheema, believes in giving a voice to those who have had theirs stripped away from them.
The 'Her' collection inspiration comes from an emotional reaction to the problems that women are currently facing in Indian society. Unfortunately, within Indian culture, women are seen less in society than their male counterpart. Hiding in the shadows negates the plight of these women. To have a voice is important, but what truly matters is what is done with that ability. Thus, TKC is hoping to inspire societal change and create a dialogue about women’s issues.
After reading countless stories and watching documentaries about India’s rape problems, Taranjit wanted to take the platform of fashion design to help women feel empowered. Statistics show that 90% of rape cases are still being unreported in India. These girls and women from the ages of 6 years old and older are being subjugated to brutal rape and are too afraid and ashamed to report it. If a girl tells the police station about getting raped, her village, her family and even her own parents shun her. This sort of ostracization leaves women powerless and creates an unsettling precedent of shame that should not be occurring.
At TKC Design Inc. we want to shed light to the situation that is occurring in India, but also to make every women feel confident and strong. We strive to do this by challenging conventional norms in society and the black and white boundaries of the clothing industry. We chose bold and electric colors, which can make anyone, feel radiant and confident.
ABOUT TKC DESIGN INC
TKC Design Inc. is about the embodiment of color. Inspired by color and rich textures, TKC Design Inc. hopes to inspire a movement of endless possibilities. Our pieces are so unique and bold that they will catch everyone’s eyes. We offer one of kind pieces that we guarantee you will not find anywhere else. Enriched in bold colors our collection is made to empower women. We dare you to be bold and vibrant in a grey society! We encourage you to style these pieces to your version of perfection and give us shout out at #tkcdesigninc.
ABOUT TARANJIT K. CHEEMA
Taranjit (Taran) Cheema is a Canadian-born designer who has a strong eye for colors and graphics. She explores mix media and always strives to create unique and inspirational pieces. In addition to fashion, she also enjoys exploring other passions such as photography and fine arts.
Originally, she pursued her love for fine arts, which naturally progressed into an interest in fashion design. In 2009, she got accepted into Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
Taran Cheema graduated from Parsons with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. In May 2013, she exhibited her thesis collection at the Parsons 560 Exhibition and the Parsons Benefit Gala. Within her graduating class in the fashion program, she was recognized as being among the students who received a high score on her thesis collection.