Accessory designer Shilpa Chavan is famous worldwide for her innovative headpieces and jewellery. After studying at Central St Martins in London, Shilpa worked with top milliner Philip Treacy, before starting her own Mumbai based label "Little Shilpa". Counting Lady Gaga amongst her clients, Shilpa continues to design creations that push the boundaries of fashion as we know it.
For the Alchemy 2012 fashion show, Shilpa designed an incredible headpiece inspired by the ingredients of Cobra beer. We chatted to her after the show about the piece, and about her mission to bring a splash of colour to London.
Raw materials from Cobra beer, organic, dramatic
My greatest inspiration comes from the streets and the markets in Bombay. I get very attracted to shape and colour. So I look at things if I like the colour or I like the shape I bring those in and then sometimes these things or these people will stay with me for a few years and then one day I just take them out and make them into a shape. So I don't really plan it.
Bringing colour to the West. Why must you always wear grey, black and brown in the winter? Definitely bringing colour to the West.
London is my dream. I want to move and live in London right now.