The creative designer of a fashion collection said she had to wear hoodies to get the design on the book cover, because the designers wanted to convey a sense of self.
The creative design of the book, by the Mumbai-based designer Vipan Bhatia, has sold out at fashion stores across the country.
The designer has been nominated for a prize at the Delhi Fashion Week.
She said, “If I didn’t wear a jacket, people would have thought I was wearing a t-shirt.
The idea was to make the clothes feel like a person’s body.
The hoodies gave it an added weight.
The sleeves were long enough to show off my body.”
Bhatya said that she had a long experience in fashion, having worked for designers including Bollywood film director Anurag Kashyap, who introduced her to fashion.
“I worked for Anuradha in the film Bapu Pancha, where I was a model.
I’ve been working with this design since 2015. “
This is my sixth year working in fashion and the year after that I started the new job at Vipans boutique in Kolkata.
I’m not afraid of wearing a hoody, I feel like wearing one would show that I am confident in my own body. “
The jacket is a reflection of my personality and how I dress.
The designer was not surprised that she wasn’t the first person to wear the jacket on the fashion cover. “
A hoodie doesn’t look like a shirt, but I can also wear a skirt and still feel like I am dressed for the day.”
The designer was not surprised that she wasn’t the first person to wear the jacket on the fashion cover.
My clothes are not made by me, they are created by a designer who has spent a lot of time with me. “
In the book I show how I choose my clothes and my personality.
My clothes are not made by me, they are created by a designer who has spent a lot of time with me.
It’s like a family.”
It is very important for me to wear clothes that are not meant to show my appearance or my body.
I feel proud to have a name like Vipani Bhatiya.
It is very rare for me.
“If I wore a jacket for my first cover, people might think I’m wearing a suit.
But if I wear a suit, I would be seen as a businesswoman.
I don’t want to make people feel uncomfortable.
I also don’t like being seen wearing a jacket or a suit because they make me feel like an outsider.
I just want to show that a person can dress like they are proud of who they are.”