Designer Profile: Swapnil Shinde
An NIFT alumnus, Swapnil Shinde cut his styling teeth in Milan and burst into the limelight as winner of the reality show, Lakmé Fashion House. His prize on the show included an internship at the House of Versace, where he honed his intrinsic glamorous aesthetic into an understated, elegant yet striking signature look. A favourite with Bollywood queens, he has dressed Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Kangana Ranaut and Soha Ali Khan. Besides, he styled Priyanka Chopra to critical acclaim for the 2008 film Fashion. Always sexy and sensuous, but never trashy, Shinde’s designs continues to find patrons amongst globe-trotting celebrities and youthful fashion-forward hipsters.
Signature style: Transforming classics like the blazer and Little Black Dress into street-chic work wear.
Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat