Suneet Varm Strikes Sil­ver

When the master of cou­ture com­pletes 25 years in fash­ion, you know it’ll be e mon­u­men­tal. Cue a Spring Cou­ture e col­lec­tion and trib­ute photo-ex­hibit, Grit & Grace. Cosmo chats with the King of Cuts.

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Cosmo: Tell us a bit about your jour­ney...

Suneet Varma: “A hunger to learn hash kept me go­ing and helped me comme through shin­ing. I am 47. To many,, it may seem old, some ad­vised me to hang my boots, but I am still open tot chal­lenges, the harder the bet­ter.” SV: “Yes, Thread­bare will be out byy yearend. 25 years later, I feel I have some­thing to say, as I was one of the first who started out in the in­dus­try. The book cap­tures the birth of NIFT, me­dia ex­plo­sion, boom in fash­ion mag­a­zines, stylingg... More than my per­sonal jour­ney, thehe book is about my work. I’ve archived ev­ery sin­gle pho­to­shoot since 1992. I have a room full of po­laroids!”

C: What’s your favourite fash­ion memory?

SV: “When Sarah Jes­sica Parker flaunted my line for Ju­dith Leiber clutches at Sex and the City pre­mieres, all over the world. I’ve al­ways felt In­dia has more to of­fer the West than just the sari. I was the only In­dian de­signer to have won this hon­our and it was great to see Jen­nifer Lopez and Hi­lary Swank carry my bags.”

C: And what does the fu­ture hold for Suneet Varma?

SV: “I’ve started a love af­fair with tech­nol­ogy, learn­ing to down­load movies, playing An­gry Birds (I still haven’t got the hang of it—quite an­gry with An­gry Birds). I want to con­nect with young peo­ple (my nephew and nieces, who are be­tween 14-19) who will drive the econ­omy, and spend more time with my mom, who has been a pil­lar of sup­port.”

At the Grit & Grace photo- ex­hibit

C: We hear you’re au­thor­ing a book...

Suneet The TheVar­ma­man man of

the hour, Suneet Varma

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