Sharbari Datta - A woman designing for men!
A one-of-her-kind fashion designer, Sharbari Datta thundered into the drab world of men's fashion with her unique ideas and innovations! Her foray into male accessory designing has also won her many laurels. Let's hear it from the achiever herself who has brought about a new revolution into men's wardrobe, giving it a break from the dull stripes and checks.
1. How would you describe the "woman", Sharbari Datta?
Extremely down-to-earth, loving and giving.
2. What drew you to the world of fashion designing? Did you have any role model?
I came into it accidentally. No, I never really had a role-model.
3. What has been the biggest milestone in your career so far?
It should be left to other people to judge.
4. Your contribution to menswear is exemplary. What was the vision that inspired you to tread into the territory of menswear?
It was a leap into the dark, without thinking of its consequences & there was no commercial viability then.
5. You had ventured into male accessory designing. How has the experience been?
I started it in 2000- 13 years back. The experience was wonderful. Its was highly appreciated & acclaimed. I got the Accessory Designer of the year Award from Vijay Mallya in 2001 ( Kingfisher Fashion Award ) in Bengaluru along with my fashion show presentation.
6. You have many awards, accolades and achievements to your credit. Is there any goal that you are still looking forward to?
I wish to go on working as long as I am active or alive.
7. You had even designed Abhishek Bachchan's wedding trousseau. What did you have in mind while designing for him?
Well, to me he was just a handsome star-groom. Just that. Nothing extra or special feelings.
8. What would be your word of advice to budding designers?
To love & enjoy your profession dearly, not to be carried away by the idea of getting instant glamour, fame & money.
9. What does woman empowerment mean to you?
To be financially independent in the first step.
10. Are you glad to be a woman? Why?
Yes, I am glad to be a woman because they are relatively more sensitive & compassionate & probably more intelligent.