When it comes to fashion for Bollywood actors and actresses it’s not such an easy job finding out what they need to wear on the set, in the film or even at promotional tours when promoting the film or music launch. Well designers and stylist are here to rescue those gorgeous actors and actresses which we adore. One stylist we spoke with has worked with many actors in Tinsel town and recently worked on Akshay Kumar upcoming film ‘Singh is Bliing.‘
After gaining experience she made a humble start and has come a long way exploring fashion from styling campaigns and TVCs for many fashion & lifestyle brands (apparel, footwear, eyewear, jewelry, watches etc), magazines such as Filmfare, Forbes, Mandate, The Man and also works as a fashion stylist to Bollywood stars (Karishma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Amy Jackson, Varun Dhawan, to name a few more, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi, Sania Mirze etc.) to red carpets, editorials like Femina, Stardust, Exhibit, Stuff, Good Housekeeping etc. Her strength is in her sartorial sense of style, ability to bring in a unique perspective to commercial fashion by effortlessly fusing it with unconventional styling and her experience of working with the best in the business. Not to mention the designer in her can fearlessly cut, sew, drape instantly if needed hence giving her an edge.
In November 2014 the company expanded by launching Eshaa Amiin label a niche women’s western wear clothing line. The label is currently selling in multi designer stores and online portals across the country and many actors like Karisma Kapoor ,Malaika Arora,Ileana D Cruz , Huma Qureshi, Nimrat Kaur, Kiara Advani have been spotted wearing her designs and even Tennis Player Sania Mirza!
We had a chance to speak with Eshaa about her work and her lifestyle and her new label and working with Akshay Kumar! See what she had to say – this fashionista is going international!
After graduating from NIFT I worked as a designer with a European Fashion house I kept researching into forecast on global fashion trend. I travelled a bit to Europe on presentations and did many projects in the Fashion World and the exposure got me interested into styling and slowly I diverted into it.
What is your favorite part about being a stylist?
No two days are the same ,each day each shoot has something new to offer and look forward to .it keeps me excited as a child
If you were to re-design a wardrobe for any past Bollywood movie, which one would it be and why?
You have worked on Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film – how was it like working with him and how did you craft the style for the film when it came to wardrobe for him?
Did you ever think you would become a stylist and if you weren’t one what would you be doing?
I didn’t always dream of being a stylist it happened gradually after a number of small projects but if I wasn’t a stylist or a designer I would probably be a dance teacher. I love dancing be it Bharatnatyam, Salsa, Belly Dance or my current favourite aerial silk 🙂
If you had to dress a Hollywood actor who would it be and why?
Sarah Jessica Parker – I adore her character in sex and the city!
What is the most challenging part of being a stylist for you?
Crazy deadlines and to innovate amidst all that while doing better than before.
Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste? Describe your style?
Yes it does. 🙂 My style is more spontaneous sartorial and sexy.
What advice would you give any one interested in getting into fashion design?
Learn the rules first to break them successfully. So fashion school is important and most of all enjoy what you do!
What is your favorite go-to outfit?
White blouse /tank and ripped jeans.
If you were to pick one word that encompasses your style, what would it be and why?
Effortless be it day casual , or my evening wear I like keeping it very effortlessly stylish without any element looking too forced.
What is one fashion accessory you can’t leave home without?
My shoes 😉 my current favourites are a pair of zara gold ankle gladiators and a pair of black new look wedge sneakers.
Tell us more about your label and the latest that you are working on? What inspired you to start your own label?
Eshaa Amiin label is a uber chic women’s clothing line I play a lot with designing statement prints , clean cuts, elegant upbeat silhouettes, in great fits that could keep you in trend for a few seasons ahead . I launched it in dec 2014 but by gods grace it has picked up well and we have also been fortunate to see quite a few celebrities wearing our pieces.
Lastly, any advice for upcoming future stylist and designers who want to break into the scene?
Keep taking up internships to up your skills,work hard and you will see success!
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