After graduating from the PJ College of Art and Design in KL (now known as Inti Centre of Art and Design), Hariharan Arasu launched the label Ardana Haran. His designs combine Indian ethnic elements and modern style keeping true to his Indian roots.
Hariharan, 24, was the grand prize winner in the first L’Aperatif Fashion KL competition held in 2012, which won him a trip to London and a week-long one-on-one apprenticeship with world renowned shoe couturier, Datuk Jimmy Choo.
About his label, he explains that “Ardana” is derived from the name of an Indian God Ardhanariswara and “Haran” being his own name. His favourite fashion designers include Versace, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad.