Meet a Fashion Designer from India.[All images are original Komal Savaria's Designs]
I have known Komal Savaria since my high school days. She joined the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles for an Associate degree in fashion design in September 2005. Upon graduation she worked as an associate designer for Chan Luu designing contemporary women’s wear and accessories.
While working full time, Komal also freelanced for M…..The Movement an upcoming urban men’s wear brand which targets trendy and fashion conscious generation. She developed the technical package for the company’s overseas vendors that included designing, creating spec and cost sheet, trimming, fabric detailing and color-way options.
I requested her to answer few questions.
Q1) Why fashion design?
Because it gives me an opportunity to challenge my creative side.
Q2) At what point of time in your life you decided to get into fashion career?
Q3) Did you have some one to guide you personally to choose right school and subject for preserving fashion industry?
I did receive some help from friends on making a decision to move to the US. However, most of my research on choosing FIDM and my subjects was based on research done over the Internet and the academic advisors at FIDM
Q4) Has the education you received in the US been of any benefit?
Most of the work done in India is hand sketched. However, taking computer aided design classes at FIDM has given me confidence to compete at an international level.
Q5) I have an impression that people who work in fashion world are all very bold, extrovert, and hyped people. Do you have to say anything?
Q6) As far as I understand there are no fix rules in fashion world i.e anything you do, people will think its some fashion feature. Do you think I am right?
Q7) I am planning to marry a girl in India and she has done some diploma course in fashion technology. What can she do after coming in USA to sustain her career interest?
Q8) If you are given option to go back in your past and change 3 things what it would be?
Q9) In India we have B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) in chemicals/computers/electronics/Civil. Why dont we have B.E in Fashion?
Q10) What will you do if you are given 1 million dollars?
Of course, take it!!!!!
Q11) If a fashion Designer (Girl) marries a boy who is very simple at dressing, what will be consequences?
Q12) Will you advice you younger brother and sisters to get into fashion career?
Q13) Which is the most fashionable city in USA (NY, SF, LA???) and why do you think so?
Each city has its own unique fashion sense. NY is more classy, LA is very glamorous (certain sector) rest very bohemian urban street wear , SF is contemporary.
Q14) Who is most fashinable Hero and heroine in Bollywood and hollywood?
Holllywood: Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jenifer Aniston, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Nichole Kidman
Q15) If I wear very formal clothes with sports shoes. Do you think it is wrong?
Q16) I have seen many boutiques in India. These shops belong to some famous designers. Is everything inside these shops very costly? Is it worth to ever buy anything from there?
Q17) Trends for the following season? Spring/Summer 2007