“I’m fifty four. And the great thing about this age is that there are a lot of new chapters opening up. And I keep saying to women to keep moving forward; keep moving forward.”
India Hicks speaking with Judy via Zoom in the Bahamas, July 2022
Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England, and comes from both British and design royalty. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India.
India who has often made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected life journey. She has authored four design books, modelled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC. She has had her hand in the design world for over two decades – from hotels to home collections.
In 2015 India launched her eponymous Direct Sales brand. British Heritage and a fresh perspective on island life informed this exclusive lifestyle collection. This closed its doors six years later just ahead of the pandemic.
More recently India launched a Podcast series – a look into the life her extraordinary mother Lady Pamela – recording wonderfully intimate conversations between mother and daughter.
In September 2020, India’s new book ‘An Entertaining Story’ was published by Rizzoli. India now consults with fashion, home and lifestyle brands.
Living in the Bahamas for the past 25 years India was in the position to partner with the disaster relief agency ‘Global Empowerment Mission’ as an on the ground force, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and remains on their advisory board today. India also helped establish the Harbour Island Food Bank which provides sustained food security for those who lost their income as a result of the economic shut down in The Bahamas. She continues her volunteering work for both organisations.
- India's website
- Lord Louis Mountbatten, India's grandfather
- David Hicks, India's father
- David's Egyptian Mausoleum Home on Windermere Island
- Global Empowerment Mission
- India's Instagram, including her Ukraine visits
- Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, India's grandmother
- Books by India
- India's podcast with her mother, Lady Pamela
- India Hicks in Conversation with Tina Brown
- See India in Australia, December 2022