Couture power

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Couture power

Rocky S DH photo by Manjunath M S

He was wary of trodding the beaten path. But his choice for an alternative to the mainstream professions, drove his family crazy. “A designer? You want to tailor clothes for people?” they asked.

But Rocky S knew that his destiny lay in moulding the sartorial tastes of people. And it took a while for him to convince his family that his choice was right. But they had nothing to regret, for he was soon making them proud with his creations that clothed many a Bollywood superstar.

Today, Rocky is synonymous with haute fashion. As Bollywood’s de facto designer-in-chief, he is also hot property among the country's frontline fashionistas.

Rocky loves clothes. He loves to dress up others as well. But he makes sure that when he slips into a clothing he is comfortable and believes in ensuring that his clients too feel easy.

In the City for an event where his clothes were a rage, Rocky got a cult treatment from Bangalore's fashion crowd who literally put him on a  pedestal. The ramp scorchers went up to him and tried to sell themselves as the perfect fit for his creations.

Eighty per cent of Rocky's designs are for business prospects and in the rest he puts in his aesthetic imagination. “Women must feel special when they wear my clothes. I design only for strong and confident women,” says Rocky.

It must have been truly challenging for Rocky to get to where he is today and even more tedious to maintain that? “I put in all my energy into my work and lead a simple life sans any complication. Where’s the room for any such challenges?” he reasons.

There’s not one single actress or actor who hasn’t donned Rocky’s designs. “I design according to the character the person plays in a particular film. The clothes must instill confidence in them and they must be able to relate to reality,” reasons Rocky. So is Hollywood beckoning him? “Oh no, I am happy in my country and making a name for myself here. Hollywood’s not on cards at all. There’s something about India, its vastness that’s truly inspirational,” he clarifies.

When he’s not designing, Rocky loves to party with friends and be around people. He also travels a great deal. “Night clubs and music energise me,” he adds.

What’s the style-maker's statement? Rocky says he’s most comfortable in denims and wears whatever he feels good in.

One wonders how Rocky manages to remain grounded? “I feel I have just begun designing. I consider every new design as a new beginning. There’s so much left to learn.”

Rocky also wishes that one day, his designs would reach every doorstep across the globe.   

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