Meet the new costume designer in demand! Joy Crizildaa, who initially wanted to become a film-maker, is now one of the busiest celebrity stylists of Kollywood.
Having worked with actors like Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Jayam Ravi, Ms Crizildaa has said that her long-term goal is to design costumes for superstar Rajinikanth.
"I am working on projects like Rekka, Bruce Lee and an untitled flick of Nivin Pauly's. I am enjoying what I am doing and I'd love to design clothes for Rajinikanth sir. It's my long-time wish. I hope my dream gets fulfilled someday," she told Deccan Chronicle.
She chose costume designing as her career option when she realized her love for costumes, she has said.
"Eventually, I realised my love for costumes and I love to see people styled by my touch actually translates into a love for details as a costume designer and stylist. I was always fascinated by colours. That's where this all kicked up the spark inside me."
Research and understanding what the script demands are two important aspects of the job, Joy has revealed.
"I was lucky to have got to work for and under the best people. Things that really matter cost money. Today people expect modern creative designs with better price points. I need to keep a waking eye on that.
Part of what makes my job interesting is being open to new ideas. However, I try to get as much visual reference as I can. Research is very important and you need to understand what's there in the script too," she told the leading daily.
Award-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan and nature serve as her inspiration.
"She (Jenny Beavan) designs with recycled items, which is wonderful. In addition, I draw inspiration from many aspects of life. Say, nature, colour patterns, dreams, etc. I'm sure I am following a design path of my own," she has said.