For those who think the only job of Bollywood stylists is to make your favourite celeb look attractive on the red carpet and promotions, you need to come out of the rock you’ve been living under, mate.
With the global pandemic of COVID-19 playing a spoilsport, many traditional red carpet events, fashion weeks and event launches stood canceled and postponed for an indefinite period of time. While the entire B-town was sitting at home with nowhere to go, our talented stylists were trying to hold the fashion fort from their end. Some took virtual masterclasses to guide the young guns out there while others posted throwback pictures of the work to keep the fashion zest going. Some of them even contributed to some stunning work in films and series this year.
As this year comes to an end, here are some of the style gurus who kept the fashion ball rolling!
Aastha kept the fashion spirits lifted this year and presented us with a sartorial treat in the form of the series Four More Shots Please.
She had also worked on the styling assignments for various brands over the year and lent her expertise for Falguni Shane Peacock’s virtual runway show 'Reflections' at the India Couture Week.
Apart from serving us some lip-smacking looks during pre-covid times, Mohit nailed some fashion collaborations with designers for the year.
Apart from dressing up the Bolly brigade, Mohit was a part of style campaigns for brands like Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor, Shivan & Narresh, amongst many others and had styled for magazines like Vogue.
He also gave his creative inputs for Falguni Shane Peacock's ICW 2020 as well as Kunal Rawal's and Saaksha & Kinni’s LFW runway shows.
To help the daily wage workers in the times of COVID-19, Nikita came up with an interesting project called ‘Quaranstyle’ that found support in Bollywood’s popular actors and designers.
She auctioned her curated pieces for charity, whose proceeds went to Zomato Feeding Indian, an NGO that further distributed care packages comprising of basic food items and ration.
Apart from doing good deeds in testing times of pandemic, Jaisinghani kept the fashion game going with her exquisite celebrity looks on the front page of A-list glossies and styling campaigns for designer Shehlaa Khan.
Apart from turning a celebrity bride stylist for Kajal Aggarwal this year, Ami has had a lot on her plate despite the pandemic situation.
She styled many celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif amongst many others, and curated a stunning collaboration with a jewellery brand Argento.
She has also shared some styling tips and tricks to her Insta fam with her online masterclass.
Thanks to Maneka, we got to see the best of the fashion world this year through Malaika Arora’s and Nora Fatehi’s steamy looks.
Apart from styling Aditi Rao Hydari ad Kiara Advani, costume designer Eka was the styling genius behind Netflix’s slice of life series Masaba Masaba.
This stunner had also schooled us a thing or two about styling and costume designing with her IG live master class, now and then. On the work front, has also some exciting projects in the pipeline line Bhuj: The Pride of India and Radhe.
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Stylist duo Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar presented us with some really exciting stuff all year long.
Apart from e-promotional looks for Vidya Balan, Tanya Maniktala, Mrunal Thakur, Rasika Dugal, Shikha Talsania and others, WWWW was a part of some interesting campaign collaborations with designers like Falguni Shane Peacock, Sue Mue, Joolry, Line Out Line, to name a few.
MEGAN CONCESSIO A.K.A SPACEMUFFIN
If you loved Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Tara Sutaria, Janhvi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor’s chic looks this year, you know who to thank!
Megan kept our inner fashionista satiated with an array of celebrity looks and stunning magazine covers.
She also styled divas Maheep Kapoor and Seema Khan in Netflix’s latest release, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
SHNOY A.K.A SANJAY KUMAR DAUHALIYA
Thanks to some stunning magazine covers, music album releases, and stellar looks of Alia Bhatt, Ananya Panday amongst many others, Shnoy and his work has kept popping on our Insta feeds and timelines.
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Recently, he also styled Bhavana Pandey and Neelam Kothari Soni for Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
Looks like we were sorted fashion-wise even in the pandemic times. Which one of these stylists kept your inner fashionista satiated?