Sonya is from a family that has worked in Textile exports from pre-partitioned India up to now so going into fashion was a logical step forward for her. Her early education was at the prestigious Karachi Grammar School, and then American College in London (UK) and for fashion she attended Central St Martins of Art, London UK majoring in Womenswear.
Armed with a degree in fashion she opened her first store in Karachi’s fashion district, Zamzama in 2000. In 2009, Sonya Battla opened the first Pakistan Fashion Week celebrating strong women and received positive feedback from both local and international press for showcasing styles that defied the norm. The brand has international presence having been featured in exhibitions and fashion shows around the world Paris, London, Singapore, Dubai.