Vikram Pamu - Fashion Is an Assertion or Expression of Identity (Indian Fashion Designer & Illustrator)

Vikram Pamu

The diversity of Indian culture has opened lots of doors for the Indian fashion industry. Many Indian designers have successfully covered a niche for themselves in the world of fashion, while doing that, they have also created a myriad of opportunities for the upcoming designers.

1. Tell us about your background and journey?

Hello! My name is Vikram Pamu. I grew up in a typical Telugu household with a trace of Maharashtra. Born and brought up in "the city of a dream" - Mumbai and was always fascinated with Bollywood. But I wasn't a very good student and found academics boring. 

I felt I had a sense of design aesthetic that could explore. I couldn't afford to go abroad and study fashion degree in fancy institutes. I'm completely self-taught - I used to sit and sketch for hours. seeing my passion for design and illustration, my mom encouraged me to get enrolled in some courses in fashion. It started as a young designer fresh out of SASMIRA (Mumbai). 

After that, I used to work as an intern in the Label Neeta Lulla. I worked with many fashion firms and magazines. I always give my work complete detailing and try to get finished on wow edges. I tried to set my goals / Agenda and give my fashion illustration to a new page in the history of fashion.

2. Fashion industry is often considered women-centric and stereotypes men? what is your opinion?

Fashion is an assertion or expression of identity. So long as identity is important, fashion will continue to be important. Fashion defines an individual's person sudden appearance of a new social bond and a social temporarily with time, Fashion trends have changed. 

To break this stereotype statement, androgynous dressing open doors for design and styling that falls somewhere in between the two fashion world. It's about more than women in pants and men in skirts. Moreover, it depends upon the modernization, social and cultural factors too, how one can accept or reject the changes in trend.

3. How can one become a successful fashion designer according to you?

The person should be experimental, creative, and theatrical. We all love drama, out of the box concepts and bizarre expressions add a theatrical quality to the fashion world. Don't run around wood like the much-in-love couples of Bollywood. It's just to break the monotony and add drama to the show, we have the same intention in the world of glamour. Don't put a replica of old creations, inspired by them, and invent a new page of history.

4. What are the top colleges for studying fashion in India and the world?

Studying fashion at University / Institute means you'll learn about all aspects of the fashion industry, including technical and non - technical skills in ethical sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution. Due to the specialized nature of most fashion schools. Top schools according to me abroad are Parsons the school of design, The fashion institute of technology,  Central Saint Martin, London College of fashion, Instituto Marangoni - Milan, and many more.
In India- National Institute of Design, NIFT, Pearl Academy.

5. Who is your favorite designers and why?

The diversity of Indian culture has opened lots of doors for the Indian fashion industry. Many Indian designers have successfully covered a niche for themselves in the world of fashion, while doing that, they have also created a myriad of opportunities for the upcoming designers. Having a role model and just learning from the work of one person, why not learn from everyone who is the best in the field. Without wasting more time, let's jump at the list of my favorite designers ( Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Nikhil Thampi, Antar-Agni, Shymal and Bhumika, Amit Aggarwal )

6.Do you any tips for people who want to join this field?

If there is a feeling and passion in your heart about your career. So listen to your heart and just follow it, Don't wait for another lifetime to come for it to happen just do it.

Vikram Pamu

Vikram Pamu

Vikram Pamu - Indian Fashion Designer & Illustrator


Interviewed By: Rudraksh Sharma

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