Metro People: Aviva Bidapa turns a designer 

Metro People: Aviva Bidapa turns a designer 

Aviva Bidapa

Actor-turned-designer Aviva Bidapa, Director, India of Prasad Bidapa Associates, was always high on creativity. She knew that there was so much more talent within her that was waiting to be unlocked. 

Aviva recently launched her swimwear collection. Talking about her collection, she says "I have two separate collections this season. One is inspired by the Japanese Carp/Koi fish and the other is deconstructed polka dots, which I think is a classic." She says that she wanted to cater to both the moods she has as a woman. "My collection has a neat mix. I have added a hint of red solids to the polka dots and a yellow solid to carp. The collection is bright and colourful," adds Aviva. 

Who was her inspiration to turn a designer? "I never really wanted to be a designer but I knew I wanted to be creative. When I met Linea Aqua, the company that makes my swimsuits, I saw an opportunity to combine both my passions -- business and creativity. I love swimwear and I am a passionate customer," explains Aviva. 

Her next collection is sequins and snake skins. "I want to stay true to my taste and also work on something that is in fashion. It will be out in June or July. I intend to first showcase it at the Colombo Swim Week and then bring it to India," she concludes.