Photographs by Rachit Vora
What I'm Wearing - Style Fiesta Vogue Cap, Forever 21 shirt, Promod tank, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, Zara shoes, Burberry sling bag & Style Fiesta necklace and earrings.
It was so much fun shooting this look with my amazing photographer friend Rachit Vora (who is also the photographer for Stylefiesta.com BTW). Contrary to what it may look like, these pictures were shot in natural light. If you're looking for cool pictures like these, get in touch with him at email@example.com. I pushed my rather feminine limits and donned a boyfriend/rapper-chic
demeanor. What do you think of this change?
I remember a time, barely three to four years ago when as a student, the lack of a fashion school as per my yearning, compelled me to not study the undergrad subject of my choice. I went on to study business for 3 years and then do 6 diploma courses in Fashion Business over 4 months. But fact remains, I'd rather have spent 4 years than 4 months studying something of my choice.
To my delight, I recently met the folks over at ISDI and heard that they have entered into a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York.
I visited their sprawling under-construction 8-floor campus at Indiabulls, Lower Parel, lined with creatively induced classrooms, open spaces, fashion labs and lots more. Classrooms were not within four walls, and you were allowed to draw wherever you wished to (floors and ceiling included). I knew I had landed at a design school. It all looked so exciting, I was ready to enroll myself in. They are offering a 4-year under-graduate programme and two post-graduate programmes, Fashion Business Management and Creative Entrepreneurship. The latter, specially, caught my interest. They were kind enough to take me through their curriculums and I discovered their courses to be unique and urging students to think like creators.
If I had this opportunity, I would dive right in, but my works calls for too much of my time currently. However, if you can, I highly recommend you to register for their courses, or at least read up on their programmes on www.isdi.in, you'll be pleased with what you see.