The recently-concluded FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week noticed a number of designers showcasing their newest collections together with quite a few celebrities strolling the ramp for them. But the uncertainty of the current occasions additionally reconfigured the format, making it a hybrid ‘phygital’ present.
Among the showstopper celebrities was actor Athiya Shetty, who walked the ramp for designer Payal Singhal. The designer’s assortment featured accessible garments crafted from eco-friendly materials and sustainable methods. Speaking for a similar, Singhal careworn the necessity to readapt with time. “The next wave of clothing is all about minimal maximalism —which means that even when dressed to the nines, there will be a need for ease in silhouettes and fabrics. This collection is a unique take on Indian wear merged with loungewear that I’ve never done before. It is also heavily inspired by how I dress — I don’t have separate Indian and western wear wardrobes. My personal style is all about making transitional pieces work together no matter the occasion.”
Athiya, who is kind of a daily on the ramp, was seen in a printed embroidered bomber jacket paired with a bustier and skirt. The actor spoke to indianexpress.com about her relationship with vogue, what she has learnt from such occasions and the guidelines she provides her father Suniel Shetty.
The ongoing pandemic has altered the way in which we reside. It has additionally modified the way in which we view issues, particularly public occasions. What was it prefer to take part in a phygital present?
It has been actually superior. I really feel prefer it nonetheless permits us to have fun vogue, designers, colors and concepts. That is at all times an important (factor). It is only a safer and extra sensible manner of working.
Having walked the ramp earlier than, had been the preparations comparable?
I don’t actually put together as such. For me, it’s at all times the vitality round and the vibe. I simply let it circulation and never assume an excessive amount of.
What is your relationship with vogue? How necessary is consolation for you?
For me, consolation is vogue and vogue is consolation. It is necessary to put on the garments and never let the garments put on you. If I’m sporting one thing I’m not snug in, it is possible for you to to see it on my face. I really feel vogue is extraordinarily private and is a way to specific your self. You can by no means actually choose anybody or label something as a vogue fake pas.
Is there a vogue pattern you actually like and regard as timeless?
It must be a white shirt.
Eating proper and wholesome have assumed extra significance than earlier than. What is your food plan like and do you give into responsible indulgences?
I don’t actually comply with a food plan. I imagine that you simply solely have one life so that you eat what you wish to after which work out. But I additionally really feel like one ought to eradicate sugar and purchase greens and fruits by season. It is extra sustainable for the atmosphere.
Your father Suniel Shetty continues to offer health and life-style targets on social media. Do you give him tips about the way to deal with the platform?
I give him ideas on a regular basis. I don’t know what he’ll do with out me. I’m at all times enhancing and giving captions to his pictures.
Many spent lockdown reigniting their love for books. Are you a reader? And what sort of books do you take pleasure in studying?
I really like autobiographies, like of Michelle Obama or Meryl Streep. But I additionally love motion pictures and wish to observe motion pictures or a present earlier than sleeping.
What are the teachings you take again from such unsure occasions?
Less is extra. I suppose, this time, we have now sort of understood what we actually want and what we don’t. So, simply be extra acutely aware and extra grateful for what we have now.