Designer of the Day - The Rebel: Swapnil Shinde

On his collection for Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013

“The theme of this exclusive collection is ‘Bride of The Terminator,’ inspired by movies like RoboCop and The Terminator. The most prominent aspect of this avant-garde collection is the texture that I have created, using materials like rexine and PVC. The silhouettes vary from structured to flowy and fitted. The colour story for the show is neon pink, neon orange, royal blue, black, white and gold.”

On his show stopping outfit

“It is a fully beaded firm-fitted gown in ivory and silver, and it will be worn by Miss Universe-Canada Sahar Biniaz.”

On showing alongside international names like Adam Saaks and Bora Aksu at Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013

“It’s an absolute pleasure! Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013 has a good blend of India-based and international talent.”

On the hottest trend of the season

“Bright neons.”

On the one current fashion trend he’s had enough of

“Dull, muted, earthy tones.”

On the vintage fashion trend he’d love to revive

“The very glamorous and chic 1920s!”

On his biggest inspirations

“New York as a city and Madonna as a person — both striking, iconic, original and rebellious.”

On his permanent muses

“My models are often my muses: Manasvi Mamgai, Candice Pinto and Sucheta Sharma to name a few.”

The celebrity who perfectly epitomises his Signature Style

“Shruti Hassan.”

On what he’d be if he wasn’t a designer

“A dancer!”

On his celebrity roster

“(TV star) Yami Gautam recently wore one of my gowns for the IIFA Awards and Kareena Kapoor graced the cover of Femina (November 2013) in a dramatic royal blue fish tale skirt by me.”

By Sonali Velinker Kamat and Aparna Pednekar

Designer of the Day - The Rebel: Swapnil Shinde

Sonali Velinker Kamat

On his collection for Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013

“The theme of this exclusive collection is ‘Bride of The Terminator,’ inspired by movies like RoboCop and The Terminator. The most prominent aspect of this avant-garde collection is the texture that I have created, using materials like rexine and PVC. The silhouettes vary from structured to flowy and fitted. The colour story for the show is neon pink, neon orange, royal blue, black, white and gold.”

On his show stopping outfit

“It is a fully beaded firm-fitted gown in ivory and silver, and it will be worn by Miss Universe-Canada Sahar Biniaz.”

On showing alongside international names like Adam Saaks and Bora Aksu at Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013

“It’s an absolute pleasure! Signature International Fashion Weekend 2013 has a good blend of India-based and international talent.”

On the hottest trend of the season

“Bright neons.”

On the one current fashion trend he’s had enough of

“Dull, muted, earthy tones.”

On the vintage fashion trend he’d love to revive

“The very glamorous and chic 1920s!”

On his biggest inspirations

“New York as a city and Madonna as a person — both striking, iconic, original and rebellious.”

On his permanent muses

“My models are often my muses: Manasvi Mamgai, Candice Pinto and Sucheta Sharma to name a few.”

The celebrity who perfectly epitomises his Signature Style

“Shruti Hassan.”

On what he’d be if he wasn’t a designer

“A dancer!”

On his celebrity roster

“(TV star) Yami Gautam recently wore one of my gowns for the IIFA Awards and Kareena Kapoor graced the cover of Femina (November 2013) in a dramatic royal blue fish tale skirt by me.”

By Sonali Velinker Kamat and Aparna Pednekar

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