The run-up to the festive season is back with a fervour. With excitement levels soaring for the upcoming season, exhibitions are finally back in existence. Week after week, the most popular exhibitions are bringing a range of curated clothing, home decor pieces and more. Celebrity stylist, Tanya Ghavri and Ashi Dua are back with the Dhoom Dhaam Trunk Show. This year, the show brings together the country’s best designers under one roof on July 30 at St. Regis, Mumbai.
With the festive season right around the corner, this trunk show promises to be every woman’s sartorial dream come true. From couturiers like Anju Modi, Varun Bahl, House of Kotwara, Ridhi Mehra, Anushree Reddy, Jayanti Reddy, Shyamal & Bhumika, Sukriti Aakriti, Shriya Som, Dolly J, Nikhil Thampi, Nachiket Barve, Masaba, Punit Balana one can expect to find vast and varied styles from different parts of the country that appeal to different sensibilities.
Tanya Ghavri is known for styling celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Karishma Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor, Ananya Panday and more; and is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fashion. Over the last few years, she has built up an impressive reputation for her work with several prominent celebrities. She is known for investing herself completely in her client’s needs and using her own intuition to surprise them once in a while. Luxebook chatted with Tanya Ghavri about The Dhoom Dhaam Trunk Show, fashion, style and more!
What motivated you to start the Dhoom Dhaam Trunk Show?
Ashi is the brainchild behind it, of course. I am involved creatively, however, it was her idea. She shared the idea with me and felt I should take my creativity to the next level by not just dressing celebrities but helping young girls and laymen with style and fashion. What motivated me was my conversation with young girls, they wanted a place where they could shop under one roof.
What are some of the key trends that will highlight the wedding season?
Pastels are still popular, so is ombre, and the concept of less is more. I suggest, always look for one statement piece, but it doesn’t have to be a chandelier. Another trend that will be in focus is unpredictable silhouettes, whether it’s a lehenga peplum top or a crop top, off-shoulder, or one-shoulder. Plus, staying away from colours you feel are wedding colours, is popular. For example, Alia Bhatt wore an off-white and gold outfit to her wedding. It’s not about staying with the norms but trying new things.
One celebrity you love working with and why?
It has to be Kareena Kapoor Khan. She was one of the first celebrities I started working with and till date remains one of my favourites.
Throw light on the difference in approach when styling a bride and a celebrity?
For styling a bride, the wedding time includes some of the most important days of her life and everything has to be perfect. Brides are not like celebrities, everyone has a different shape, size, personality and their own style. Celebrities on the other hand are super fit. So when working with a bride, you have to understand her body type, her likes and dislikes, and what the family says. But for a celebrity, it’s just you and the celebrity.
What do you keep in mind when styling a celebrity?
The outfit has to be event appropriate, body appropriate and the celebrity has to feel comfortable and look unique; it has to be trend-setting. But the most important factor is that the celebrity should feel comfortable and good.
How do you stay connected to the world of fashion and style?
I’m constantly researching, online (Instagram), reading blogs, and I travel a lot so that helps. Travelling really opens your mind, you meet a lot of people and you see creativity all over the world. I keep my mind very open to new things.
Designers keep coming up with new collections, but your styling choices are always unique and unseen, how do you manage that?
Designers today are doing just interesting and unique unseen stuff. Every time you go for fashion week there is something different. I just went for Paris Couture week and it was so beautiful; I felt like everyone is constantly rediscovering themselves while staying true to their signature style. So for me, it’s about picking up the right pieces and how you style them with shoes and accessories. I definitely have the knack and the aesthetics to do that and that’s what helps me create unique and unseen looks.
A trend that you are crushing on?
It would have to be everything oversized. Shorts, blazers, T-shirts supercool oversized denim. If oversized is worn well it looks extremely chic.
One fashion faux pas you can’t stand?
If you were a bride, what would your ideal wedding look like?
Since I was a child I have always imagined myself having a white wedding. So I would want to fuse the idea of doing a white wedding but making it Indian in some way, whether it’s with the help of jewellery, Indian embroidery or maybe even a slightly Indian silhouette. That would be magical for me.
The Dhoom Dhaam Trunk Show
When: 30th July Time: 10 am onwards Where: St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai