Fashion and films
Fashion and entertainment are two inseparable part of the present generation. Cinema, the most raved about form of entertainment and fashion often takes its cues from cinema. But the question that raises is whether fashion inspires cinema or cinema inspires fashion.
A panel discussion was held in the heart of the capital at the launch of Diva’ni’s spring summer ’14 collection Made in India, where this question was put forward. The discussion was chaired by Indian cinema's most endearing fashion icon Sharmila Tagore Pataudi.
The panel included Varun Ravindran Rana, fashion editor, Harpers India, who held forth on the connect between cinema inspired fashion while Puja Talwar, an anchor listed down some of the most remembered fashion moments in India. Dhir shared how the design links couture with cinema and real with real. Tagore, an inspiration to all young speakers shared some of her most revered style moments in cinema and how off screen her look has remained that constant of chiffon with pearls. She also talked of her contemporaries and their memorable fashion moments She was quizzed by the moderator Lehar Kala, a columnist. Giving the discussion a luxury perspective was retailed by expert Pratap Suthan.
The conversation marked various other questions related to the topic like- costuming in cinema then versus costuming in cinema today. How different is it? Does real life really reflect cinema’s style icons or does it get reflected from real life? Stars and their real style statements, how stylish are they really? Do the masses want to dress like the stars ? In the realm of luxury how many women seek fashion inspired by cinema? How different are Indian brands that get inspired by cinema from mainline couture brands? Indian luxury versus global brand. Is cinema a great differentiator?