Tanvi Asher

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[WWW]http://Shop-Peppermint.com
[WWW]Facebook - Excessary
[WWW]Facebook - Peppermint Clothing
[WWW]http://www.asherbridal.com/ - Asher Bridal
[WWW]http://sewnseeds.com/ - Sewn Seeds Runway Show
[WWW]Twitter: @shoppeppermint

Tanvi Asher is a local fashion designer. She has an MFA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

She launched Excessary, her first line of "handmade wearables," in 2010. It is sold in boutiques across the country and may be purchased locally at Craft Company No. 6 and RIT's [WWW]Shop OneĀ². Inspired by Excessary's success, Asher started a second brand called Peppermint. Her Park Avenue store of the same name opened in April 2012 and carries both Peppermint and Excessary. It will move to the Culver Road Armory in October2016.

Local honors include First Place in Fiber Arts at the Brockport Summer Arts Festival and First Place in Fiber/Wearable Art at the Corn Hill Arts Festival. The "Glow About Fall" dress from the Peppermint line was featured in the November 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine. Asher is also a regular participant in Fashion Week of Rochester and hosts [WWW]Sewn Seeds, an annual runway show that benefits local charities. The 2014 Sewn Seeds show at Good Luck debuted the launch of [WWW]Asher Bridal, a wedding occasion line and accompanying bespoke service for brides and bridesmaids.

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2012-04-14 20:50:35   She does not make those clothes I found out. Such a liar! Wait until the Arts Fest people find out! —charlotteeaster


2012-04-14 20:59:56   She used to make the clothes but because she runs the store now, they are manufactured in New York City. Her scarves are still handmade. —EileenF


2012-04-15 20:20:32   Tanvi's dresses, bags, and scarves are so great. Also, I love that she features other indie crafters and designers in her shop. Bonus - the dresses are Made in USA - so hard to find these days! —xanthm


2012-04-16 08:53:07   Tanvi's handmade scarves and other accessories are fantastic, it is amazing that despite the extra workload of opening up her own boutique she is still able to make the time to create these wearable works of art. The dresses that used to all be made by Tanvi herself, have only recently started being manufactured in NYC in tandem with the store opening. Also, it is important to give credit to a designer keeping the production here in the USA, when so many others would have outsourced overseas. Tanvi is a credit to this city and our community. Success like hers should be supported, because success for one is success for all. —AnnaP


2012-04-17 11:39:35   Tanvi Asher as an artist and a business woman is an example of evolution and growth. She has worked hard to grow from making her designs in her basement and selling them in a tent on our local shows to having her own boutique and having her designs manufactured in NY City to be able to handle the demand for her product. She is an example of how perseverance and hard work can lead every one of us to Success. And not only she is succeeding she is providing local established and new artists and crafters the opportunity to expand and grow their own products. —eccentricsoul