By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
They say it takes two to tango and this is very much acceptable in case of the designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika. Besides combining their skill, creativity and talent to gain expertise in the fashion world, the pair has also combined their love passion, affection and emotions to emerge as a winner in their personal front. Meet the exclusive couple whose world is full of passion, fashion, inspiration and of course love that drives them.
The familiar names and the husband and wife duo Shyamal and Bhumika have their roots in Ahmedabad. While Bhumika studied fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Ahmedabad, Shyamal studied business and commerce. Shyamal later went to Milan to pursue Italian designing. Today the couple is a famous name (as a brand) and larger-than-life creations are their forte. They have together dressed up many celebrities from their line of couture.
It is known that they know each other since high school where Bhumika was his junior. The couple met through mutual friends and it was an instant connection with each other. Besides the same school, it was a lot more that brought the duo together. Same hometown, similar upbringing and that they both are vegetarian and nature lovers ignited the sparks all the more.
Shyamal said in an interview:
“We are both passionate about creative things and nature, and love to travel. When I saw that at 16, Bhumika designed and created a new outfit for herself every weekend, I was very impressed with her passion for fashion.”
Well, we can see that it was their first love ‘fashion’ that played cupid for the couple.
Shyamal and Bhumika completed their course and started their career in fashion. But they hardly waited to finish their college for a relationship. By the time they ended their school, they were in a serious relationship and had already decided to stay together as a couple. Be it academics, career, personal life or marriage; they both had started sharing same goals and ambitions. Despite the changes and challenges that they had faced, they stood together. They also presented a collection together as a duo in 1999 itself.
Bhumika once said:
“For me, it was love at first sight. Shyamal had seen me in school but he always thought of me as a very studious girl with studious friends, if you know what I mean.”
So, there were many a thing which exactly made it all click. But it was love and commitment that were the main ingredients of their relationship. That they shared similar thoughts, creativity, passion and feelings made it an easy ride for them as working couple. Though they both have their own potentials as an individual; together they have built an empire named Shyamal and Bhumika. Despite having their personal point of views, they have always executed their vision together. It was a collaboration in true sense that have combined their brilliancy and talent.
This is what Bhumika has to say,
“Creatively, we are both equally involved in the design process. I always say that we function like the heart and brain the system doesn’t work normally if both aren’t in sync. But, my work is more about handling the processes.
Their journey to success proves that when two people in love combine their creative forces, wonderful things can happen. So far, the couple have created some inspiring and exclusive apparel for B-towners and celebs. The talented duo is committed to their work as individuals and delivers as a team. Despite work, hectic schedules and family responsibilities, the married couple strike a perfect balance between career and family. They have never allowed anything to disturb their routine and family life. They both are going strong as a tight-knit family and respect each other’s goals and aspirations.
Married for more than a decade, they have their disagreements but never fail to cherish small moments together. No doubt their work is their first baby, but they also have two boys to complete their family. No wonder, they are one of the best and hands-on parents, but they have a world of their own full of creative planning, illustrations, sketches and designing.
Yes, more than just a lovely couple, they are together a brand built on the basis of discussions, well-informed decisions, hard-work and enthusiasm. They have launched the label Shyamal and Bhumika in 2000. In fact, being married acts as an advantage to their professional relationship and partnership in business. Much is weaved into their 18-year old story where they have grown together, worked together and spread their wings together. They have always understood each other’s strengths and weaknesses in professional as well as personal front.
For a hard-working, efficient and much-in-love couple Shyamal and Bhumika, life is a smooth ride. Their love, emotions and affection for each other reduce the stress and chaos in their demanding lives. The romantic duo just makes sure that they put their relationship first before they worry about other things in life.