Ishani has lived in Kathmandu all of her life, and is currently in her 3rd year studying to be a dentist. Independent, confident and humble are words she uses to describe herself. Ishani has had acting roles in several movies, winning national awards for two of her performances. She is also a Young Conservation Ambassador for the WWF. Her hobbies include swimming, cooking, literature, and travelling. Ishani is a vegetarian and her favourite meal is Nepali dumplings.
In Her Own Words...
I’m Ishani Shrestha from Nepal; the birthplace of Buddha and home to Mt. Everest.
My greatest characteristics are: I am fun-loving, trustworthy, and hardworking. I’m a student of Dentistry and currently associated with World Wildlife Fund as its Young Conservation Ambassador. I’m passionate about dancing, sketching, travelling, and cooking.
I have a loving and supportive family. My 8 years old twin siblings are my greatest life teachers. I have nostalgic memories of my childhood and the varied experiences in my life have made the woman I am today.
My life is an adventure… and I plan to keep it that way."
Mishu Shrestha has over seventeen years of experience in the manufacturing and hospitality industry in Nepal. She is still actively involved in her own manufacturing businesses of high end cashmere products and accessories as well as hand knitted carpets.
Mishu Shrestha is a new face to the Kathmandu Fashion Design Community. Raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, she attended Milan Fashion Campus, Italy, where she studied all things design. April 2012 she graduated with her certificate from MFC and on the 22nd November 2012, she proudly launched her own brand as ‘MISHUS’ debuted its first full collection in Kathmandu. The launch of the collection showcased a creative, refreshing and ready to wear clothing line made exclusively of a wide range of fabrics. MISHUS seeks to be established as a home grown Nepalese designer brand of women’s clothing with attention to detail, making use of quality materials and displaying innovative and creative designs in unique combinations. “MISHUS wants all women to feel beautiful , simple yet classy”.
The designer, Mishu Shrestha was inspired by her mentors Mrs. Ann Katrin Bauknecht and Mr. Angelo Russica, director of Milan Fashion Campus, Italy. Under their guidance she created her own brand. She has always followed her own path staying true to her life philosophy that everything you seek in life is possible but as long as you remain passionate about life itself. She is also Creative Director for the Anna Rohn line in Germany.
On the social service front, she is actively involved in helping physically challenged children of Bungamati Disabled Association in Bungamati, which is located in a small village 12 kilometres south of Kathmandu.