South Indian superstar Vijay Deverakonda’s quirky and cool fashion styles are to die for and according to Shravya Varma, the lady behind his impeccable styling and one of Tollywood’s bonafide celebrity stylists, says that the actor has phases of each style.
“Vijay has phases of each style. We evolved from dressing funky to classic suits to streetwear to Indian casuals. He has this inborn body language of ease in carrying off any outfit I gave him very effortlessly(sic,),” Varma told Opoyi and added that “Vijay really enjoys loungewear, and coordinate sets offlate but his go-to street style.”
Hailing from a film background, Varma began working behind the scenes at the age of 16 and realized the importance of image management and styling in the South film industry.
She works closely with the Telugu actor who is making his big Bollywood Debut with 'Liger' produced by Dharma films.
Talking about his must-have go-to outfits, the stylist says that it “will definitely start with shorts and lots of them. He also likes street style t- shirts, some loose fit or asymmetric cut linen trousers, linen shirts, and lastly anything rowdy.”
She also says that her styling game has evolved along with Vijay.
“ I have been styling him since before his superstardom so I have had the opportunity to see him grow into the style and persona that he is today. In the beginning, it was difficult because we had very limited options. Now it’s a little tricky because I need to present my client with too many options to choose from,” she said.
Varma has also worked with Rashmika Mandanna, Bahubali actor Prabhas, Trisha Krishnan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Saina Nehwal, Raveena Tandon, Rana Dagubatti, and PV Sindhu among others.
So one tip that commoners take a cue from celebrity styles?
“Personally I believe It’s more about the way they carry it than the clothes they wear. Simple styling and tweaking can make any outfit a tad bit better.
That being said, the fit is the foremost factor for any ensemble. Tone on tone is always a chic way to go off late, coordinate sets are very in.
“We must always have a black of everything in our wardrobes- Black shirt, skirt, dress, jacket or trousers. I feel that’s safe- to go outfit when accessorized right.”
She also said that “one thing you just need to pay attention to is the compatibility of your body type and the silhouette of the dress.”