One is being touted as the most stylish film of the year, featuring Bollywood’s favourite fashionista, Sonam Kapoor and actor Abhay Deol. The other, a tale of struggle in the Kashmir Valley, with Bipasha Basu in an unusually toned down avatar. Throw in Udaan, a coming-of-age story about a teenage boy, and you’ve got almost every style statement in the book.
We get the films’ stylists to break down their looks and show you how you can cop your own Aisha.
Stylist Pernia Qureshi’s vision for Sonam Kapoor’s character, Aisha, was super feminine and girlie. “She’s a young and pretty girl, so she really loves her bows and ribbons. We used lots of lace and pastel colours to convey the soft, feminine touch.”
She reveals Audrey Hepburn to be her main inspiration. “We’ve also made sure that she has differently styled hair in every scene, so that everyone can find a style that suits themselves. One thing you’ll spot is pearl studs, that she wears throughout the movie,” she adds.
The other stylish character in the film is Aisha’s best friend Pinky, played by Ira Dubey. “She is a loud, edgy girl who loves the latest trends and and taking risks. I would recommend wearing lots of neon coloured shoes and tops, paired with skinny jeans,” says Qureshi. “You’ll notice that the make-up for each character was kept fresh and minimal. While it is a very stylish movie, it isn’t forced.”
Rocky S had to tone down Bipasha Basu’s trademark sexy glam image when styling her character in Lamhaa. “Everyone associates her with being glamourous, and the character she plays was the exact opposite of that. But we needed to keep the essence of the character which was strong yet feminine.”
After plenty of research, Rocky came up with a dark colour palette of kurtas and salwars, paired with brightly coloured scarves. “We used a lot of reds and rust to soften up the image,” he adds. To achieve the same look, the designer recommends dark coloured tunics with ethnic or simple prints. “Also, she never wears jewellery in the movie. Her scarves are her only accessory,” he admits.
He’s the quintessential teenager, seen in faded blue denims and graphic T-shirts. Chequered shirts worn open –buttoned over the T-shirt are the film’s leitmotif.
Paired with scuffed sneakers and backpacks, the lead character |Rohan (Rajat Barmecha), could have stepped out of any inner city college, despite the fact that he plays a small town boy who comes of age.
Since graphic T-shirts are a big hit with celeb — think funky prints, not the over-exposed Superman logo — you won’t have any trouble finding yourself one.