My inspiration comes from my mother.
SHILPA OWNS AND RUNS FASHION LABEL HOUSE OF BILIMORIA, BASED IN WEMBLEY
I’ve been sewing since I was about eight or nine. Both of my grandfathers were tailors so it just came very naturally. There was always a sewing machine, lots of fabrics, and haberdashery around the house.
I started my own label in 2008 and called it House of Bilimoria. The essence of the brand is to ‘enter into a world of eastern elegance paired with classic cut.’ My inspiration comes from my mother. She worked for HSBC in the 80s and 90s and would go to work suited and booted – shoulder pads and all. After work she would come home and transform into an Indian goddess. That’s what House of Bilimoria is all about – bringing ethnicity into the boardroom in a classic yet bohemian way.