Poornamrita Singh: Costume Designer and Stylist Behind ‘Made in Heaven’

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Poornamrita Singh: Costume Designer and Stylist Behind 'Made in Heaven'

Meet Bollywood’s leading costume designer & stylist “Poornamrita Singh“, who is the designer behind Sobhita Dhulipala’s grand wedding outfits on Amazon Prime’s Made in Heaven, Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy, Dil Dhadakne Do, Baar Baar Dekho and many more.

She has also assisted in many Hollywood films like Life of Pi.

She majored in English Literature in college, and had never done any professional course in fashion designing, Poornamrita had always been interested in styling.

We got a chance to ask her few questions about her life and career. Here’s what she had to say…

Poornamrita Singh: Costume Designer and Stylist Behind 'Made in Heaven'

From being an English literature student to a celebrity stylist and costume designer– how will you describe your journey?

From an English literature student to a costume designer my journey has been very adventurous. There has have been a lot of trials and errors but I think I have really enjoyed it.

Tell us your experience of styling in “Made in Heaven” and “Gully Boy”?

My experience on Made in Heaven was quite intense. It’s the first time I have worked on a web series. The scale of it is very large. There are so many more actors that you deal with and this subject was full of Glitz and glamour. Whereas Gully Boy was total Street Vibe so styling wise it was a completely different experience. I take projects which are very different from each other so it’s like a new adventure every time and you get to do a lot of new things and you get to learn a lot as you work with various types of people.

Who do you find the most stylish actor/actress in Bollywood and why?

I find Kangana the most stylish actress in Bollywood because she has a great sense of Style. She puts together things beautifully and she is never over done.

Three actors/ non actor you would love to style and why?

I don’t really find styling people as exciting as I like designing for a Character in a film.

Some Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tips for working women/college goers

Working women should totally experiment with prints and patterns and some fun colors. Working doesn’t mean it needs to be boring.

How would you describe your signature look?

My look is very experimental. I don’t stick to one signature look.

What trend would you most like to see disappear?

One Trend I would love to see disappear are those sparkly fleet flops.

Poornamrita Singh: Costume Designer and Stylist Behind 'Made in Heaven'

Can you describe your ’I made it moment’.

Every time I finish a project, I feel like I made it.

What was the last thing you Google’d..?

The last thing I Googled was the Met Gala outfits.

If your day had one extra hour, what additional work would you do?

If my day had one extra hour I would read.

You would never be caught dead wearing..?

I would never be caught dead wearing 6 inch heels.

What is the most treasured item in your closet?

The most treasured item in my close it is a vintage Louis Vuitton bag.

First date style advice for guys and girls?

The first date style advice I would give is to wear something which is tried and tested and you know you look great in, so you can concentrate on your date, she laughs.

When did you realize or that “eureka” moment when you decided that you want to pursue your career as a designer and stylist?

My Eureka moment was when I worked as a stylist on an ad film in a production house that I used to work in. I was given that job and I thoroughly enjoyed it and it turned out beautifully. I realized that I have a knack for that so I decided to take it up as my career.

​If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before the beginning of your career what would it be?

I will go back and tell myself to keep doing what I am doing and I will figure it out.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in their career and hoping to make it as a costume designer and stylist?

Advice I would give to someone just starting out their career as a costume designer is you should observe real people more than you observe fashion trends and be open to learning.