Vibrant colours, India and Lady Gaga: we catch up with Little Shilpa!
If you’re a Lady Gaga fan then you might have already heard of Little Shilpa. If not, then get ready because this beautifully quirky accessories brand is set to take the fashion world by storm! We caught up with Little Shilpa to chat about India’s inspiration, the Lady Gaga effect and future collaborations.
What does fashion mean to you?
To me, fashion is a licence to create movement and an experience. It’s an opportunity to share my mood board and inspirations.
Which country gives you the most inspiration?
I am very influenced by India. My travels inspire me all the time as they give me varied cultures, seasons and people to work from. All Asian countries inspire me a lot as there lays a chaotic beauty within them. There are no trend forecasts to follow and designers there seem to follow their instincts, which is predominantly the way I work as well.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from what people would call “street” and from having worked as a stylist, as this helps to manifest an image in a more realistic and edited form. My pieces are like a canvas, as they personify an aspect of my visual influence, from observation to execution.
You’re a global brand, but which country do you enjoy showing your designs in the most?
I absolutely love showing in London as I feel that it engulfs you as a city. It pushes you to push boundaries and is open to your creative indulgences.
Who do you target your range at?
Fashion, art and lifestyle trailblazers.
How does it feel to know that Lady Gaga wears your designs?
It is a stamp of approval for my work! Lady Gaga is one of the very few people who can wear a hat and define it. She does total justice to your design ideology – as well as, it seems – to resonate very closely to hers. It’s pure uncompromising fashion!
Is there anyone you’d like to collaborate with?
Show studio – I absolutely love what Nick Knight does. It’s a simple way of creating an amazing platform for creative people to showcase their work and do some brilliant collaborations as well.
Any big plans for your brand in the future?
A few plans in the pipeline but I can’t reveal them yet! I love the space that I’m in now: just in between art and fashion. I’d like to continue doing my installation pieces as I think that these are a great starting point towards scaling down the sizes into a wearable piece. I’d also love to do some more collaborations as it gives you a chance to work within another zone and gives you a new perspective. Overall though, I endeavour to create a fashion-art cult brand!
Find out more about Little Shilpa here.