In a film fanatic country like India, it is obvious that the most “venerable fashion icons” comes from films feels Priyanka Modi. She also feels that newer crop of actors made fashion a more relevant and relatable conversation in today’s time.
“In a country that is almost fanatic about its love for the movies, it is little wonder that some of our most venerable fashion-icons come from film. However, it is interesting to see how this following has evolved,”
“Fashion was an incidental part of a film’s story-telling; it was larger than life and so glamorous! With social media, the adulation has followed actors off the screen and to red-carpets and even airports,” she said.
Voyeurism aside, I do believe that this has led to the democratization of fashion in India. The lead-time from runway to red-carpet and onwards to the closet has become shorter, as actors become more open in sharing a glimpse into their lifestyles with millions of ‘followers’.
“The newer crop of actors wear their personality with ease, making fashion a more relevant and relatable conversation,” added the designer.