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A Conversation on changing trends of Fashion in the Industry with Neeta Lulla, Niharika Khan, Gavin Miguel and the actress moderator Sarah-Jane Dias along the aspiring designers of India.

The evening was spectacular as it got together three iconic personalities from fashion industry Neeta Lulla, National film award for Balgandharva and Jodha Akbar, Niharika Khan, National award winner for Best Costume design in The Dirty picture, and Gavin Miguel, attributed to styling , Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Shahrukh Khan and many other.

At a recent interaction organized by the WIFT India(Women In Films & Television) between Costume and Fashion Designer Neeta Lulla, Stylist Niharika Khan and Designer Gavin Miguel. Moderator Sarah-Jane Dias took equal part in the conversation and shared her views about the same. The Question which started the conversatin was “Does a Costume Define a Character?”

On this special occasion, Petrina D’Rozario, Founder President of Women in Film and Television Association India(WIFT), “These events are a way to open up doors for women to network with industry professionals and to form a support structure to help those who want to work in films and tv.”

Neeta Lulla said, “While making costume for a film it’s very important to understand the script the character the director’s mind and then walk on a thin line to create a costume which defines the character.”

Ecstatic Stylist Niharika Khan said, “In comparison, period movies are easy to work on as one has references of time and space you just have to put everything together but contemporary movies are difficult to work on as you are always expected to create something new.”

Added by Gavin Miguel, “As a designer its always putting your hard work forward and not just researching on your computer to create something. It’s always putting your little in the costume.”
Sarah-Jane Dias concludes by saying “Costume for characters are as important as a script or a director as you want your Character to look what you have imagined them to look like.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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