Born in Bombay Meher Castelino’s involvement with fashion and beauty goes back to 1964 when she was the first Miss India selected by Femina soon after graduating from Lawrence School, Lovedale in 1960 (Pankaj House). She represented the country at the Miss Universe and Miss United Nations Contests in Miami Beach, Florida and Majorca Spain.
A famous commercial and catwalk model for over 14 years, she has appeared in over 2000 live fashion shows, in India and around the globe many of which were conceived and directed by her. She has also headed the designing departments of export as well as local fashion houses.
The pioneer of fashion journalism in India since her first article in Eve’s Weekly in 1973, Ms Castelino has been a full time fashion/lifestyle journalist and syndicated columnist having written for nearly 200 national and international newspapers and magazines.
She, authored the only book on men’s fashion, MANSTYLE published in 1987. Her second book FASHION KALEIDOSCOPE was released in 1994 and traces the evolution of Indian high fashion from 1960-1990.
Will be Conducting a workshop on ” What Fashion Industry Wants’ for our Fashion Designing Students on 24th Jan 2019 at Our School of Fashion & Beauty Cosmetology, Sandip University, Nasik