Meet Anisha Jain- The woman behind Bollywood’s Best dressed.
She sets new trends in Bollywood, one outfit at at a time. A “starry” list that includes Shahid Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, Ishaan Khatter among many others, Jain is one of the most well know names in the field of fashion styling in Bollywood today. The Post India interviews her in an exclusive interview-
You guide your clients to ‘find their style’ but what does this mean to you?
It’s very important for me to understand and style the person according to their personality. It’s different when I’m styling for a film, in that case it has to be true to the character. But if I’m styling them for say promotions, with no restrictions of making them look like the character or an event, and I have the freedom of making them look like how they are in their personal life then it’s very imp to me for that to be depicted. I detest people whom I style to look like one another cause what’s the fun in that? Like Shahid and rajkumar are so different from one another, that needs to be expressed through their clothes. I should be able to enable them to be true to who they are.
Why is a personal styling session useful?
A personal styling session is useful because it lays the foundation to future creations. They get to know themselves better, it helps them identify what are their likes and dislikes, their body type, the patterns and colours that look good on them.
What is the most common question you get when styling an individual?
Answer: The most common questions I’ve been asked are-
How to look tall ? And which colour suits different skin types
What is your take on “Fashion shoots in a pandemic struck world”?
My views on “Fashion shoots in the pandemic struck world” is a bit conflicted. There are times when I feel if looking at pretty videos of, 5 ways to wear one denim shirt or 8 ways to wear a garment, might help someone, so what’s the harm? On the other hand, I also wonder if anyone really cares about fashion at this point Aren’t there other worries that need to be on your priority list?
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started out? Any advice to the millenials who want to become a fashion stylist?
I’ve taken about 10 minutes to think if there’s any one particular thing that I wish I knew back then, and honestly, there isn’t. Because even the things that I didn’t know, I have learnt the hard way, and some while I was at the job, so it was easier. Sometimes it has taken longer than usual, to get where I wanted to be, and that’s absolutely okay. But this is my journey, i have accepted it, enjoyed every bit of it and have no regrets. I’m content with it. I feel like I learnt the lessons that I had to learn and at the right times. I just really enjoy the process of learning.
My advice to millennials who want to become a stylist is, please just don’t want to become a stylist because you think it looks all rosy and is glamorous job. It’s a lot of hard work, you need to be attentive, your mind needs to be all there. You always have to be ready to multi task. It’s also a very stressful job. So if you’re ready to hustle and put in a lot of hard work then get into it, for the right reasons, you’re going to love it and have your best time, juggling between things and figuring things out. I love my job, so my advice would be, just get into it for the right reasons