Designer Suneet Varma completes 25 years in industry, presents couture collection
One of India's foremost couturiers, Suneet Varma, presented a unique couture collection here on the occasion of his completing 25 years in the fashion industry.
Varma is a name that immortalizes glamour and glitz. His collection was inspired by five extraordinary queens, Princess Niloufer of Hyderabad, Princess Durru Shehvar of Berar, Anita Delgado, Princess of Kapurthala, Maharani Bamba Duleep Singh of Lahore and Princess Esra of Hyderabad.
The princesses hailed from Europe and married Indian kings, which mixed the Western fashion with Indian style. Varma's designs are inspired by this style.
Varma combines a strong design sensibility with meticulous craftsmanship to create ethereal and sophisticated creations for the woman of today.
Speaking to reporters after the event, a visibly pleased Varma said that over the years the Indian clientele had changed and that he was lucky to be one of the first in the field.
"India has become a very thriving and prosperous country. People love to dress and wear beautiful clothes. I am very fortunate that I got a head start from over everybody else 25 years ago," Varma said.
A veteran Indian designer, Varma was born in 1964 in New Delhi. After his schooling he went to London to study sculpting but later switched to fashion and did his graduation from the London College of fashion.
Varma's associations with some of the strongest international brands make him a designer whose forte goes beyond a uni-dimensional profile. He was also the first Indian designer to design the interiors of the BMW 7 series.