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Making Anushka Swimsuit In 'Bombay Velvet' Was Fun: Designers

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    Noted designer duo Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja, who are designing Anushka Sharma's swimwear dresses in her upcoming film Bombay Velvet, says they enjoyed the whole experience.

    According to Narresh, the actress' swimwear wardrobe in the Anurag Kashyap-directed film shows the bold Parsi women in Bombay of the 1960s.

    Bombay Velvet

    "We have designed Anushka's swimsuit for the film. It was fun designing for her because it is a vintage collection as we love doing such range. It will show the bold Parsi women of Bombay in the 1960s," Narresh told PTI.

    Bombay Velvet, based on historian Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables', stars Ranbir Kapoor opposite Anushka. The film is scheduled to release next May.

    The National Institute of Fashion Technology graduates had last designed Katrina Kaif's outfit in the poster of recently released Bang Bang. Shivan and Narresh were here today to showcase their beach collection on day three of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015.

    Through their collection, they brought the colour palette of American sculptor Alexander Calder's design story alive.

    "We did an extensive research on Calder's works before coming up with this collection. We reinterpreted his kinetic sculptures to the human form with precarious crafting and adaption," Narresh said.

    Models sashayed down the ramp in bikinis, trikinis, sarees, jumpsuits in hues of black, moss, yellow and red. The designers said that Indian women should wear swimmers more often and should not go away from it.

    The collection saw prints inspired by Calder's eye and his colour blocks. "Indian women are shorter as compared to the West. So, if they will wear high slit beachwears they will look tall. Being conservative is not the mantra of looking good," Narresh added.


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