Belief movie star stylist Leepakshi Ellawadi to string collectively trendy outfits wherever she goes. From dressing stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Vicky Kaushal to slaying it on social media with stellar photographs, the costume designer makes a mark each step of the way in which. In a dialog with Journey+Leisure India & South Asia, the posh guide reveals her favorite metropolis to buy from, most trendy metropolis, and extra. By Ralan Kithan
T+L India: As a fancy dress designer do you draw inspiration out of your travels?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: Sure! I feel there’s a lot to see on the earth and there’s a lot to be impressed by. Once you go to a brand new place, you realise why sure costumes or sure clothes got here into that area and reworked. There’s lots to study from the remainder of the world. Journey performs a really key position in my profession and my life.
T+L India: Which is the world’s most trendy metropolis and why?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: Milan. [The] folks [there] are very nonchalant about their trend model. I feel model involves them very naturally—from the way in which they put on a easy white shirt and denims to the appropriate pair of footwear, all the things appears very tailored. They take note of the small print of what they’re carrying.
Males [of Milan] attempt plenty of trend as nicely, which may be very thrilling to see! You don’t should go to a membership or to a bar to see nicely-dressed folks. You see trend all over the place, even out on the streets. There’s a lot to be impressed by in Italy; I draw plenty of inspiration from Italian trend. I interned underneath a designer in Florence, a menswear suit-maker, for over a yr as a result of I used to be very fascinated by Italian menswear.
T+L India: Which metropolis do liking purchasing in?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: Comfort-wise, I feel London is the very best metropolis to buy. It offers you adequate number of designers from all around the world. It has the right combination—from couture to ready-to-wear. It’s a metropolis the place trend hits in a short time. If it’s for a shopper, then London is essentially the most handy place to buy from. In any other case, in case you depart it to me to buy very eclectic, cool manufacturers, then it’s undoubtedly Paris and Milan.
T+L India: You had been in Milan lately. What did you want most concerning the metropolis?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: I’ve been going to Milan for the final 15 years and I feel I like each nook of the town. It’s filled with nice meals and nice trend. Italy is one in all my favourite international locations and I’m very influenced by their trend, tradition, structure, artwork, meals…all the things!
T+L India: Which is your favourite restaurant and delicacies?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: Italian delicacies is one in all my favourites. Mediterranean is my second favourite. I’ve a few favorite eating places in Italy and within the Center East.
T+L India: What sort of a traveller are you? Laidback or an lively explorer?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: I’m each. Once I know the place I’m travelling, I’m laid again. And if it’s a brand new vacation spot that I’m exploring, I turn into an overactive explorer. I make a listing of issues and locations to go to. I analysis, purchase a journey journal. I journey mild. I attempt to make my travels extra thrilling by reserving locations at last-minute. [By doing so] you may come across a spot that you simply actually like. I’ve achieved plenty of journey all on my own and it’s been thrilling!
T+L India: Your happiest journey reminiscence?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: Travel makes me extraordinarily completely happy and I’ve been lucky sufficient that I get to journey lots. My work additionally entails plenty of journey. I guarantee I take sufficient breaks in a yr to journey and discover the record of locations that I wish to go to.
T+L India: What’s in your journey bucket record?
Leepakshi Ellawadi: I wish to go to South America and discover your entire area. Amazon can be on my record.
Associated: “All My Collections Are Impressed By Journey” — JJ Valaya, Ace Couturier