MUMBAI: Global fashion trends and not Bollywood styles influence India’s youth, says designer Rick Roy who styles stars like Sonam Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Chitrangada Singh, adding that he draws inspiration from his mentor Malaika Arora "to be perfect".
"The first thing that comes to my mind for Malaika is that she is my mentor and my muse. She is all about perfection and that’s what I have learned from her and that’s what I think about when I am designing for her. I always try to achieve that perfection for her," he said.
"I would love to style so many of them, but one person who I love making clothes for is Malaika Arora Khan and that has nothing to do with what she does as a profession…She is beautiful, personifies my style and I like seeing her in my creations," he added
Having worked on "Jannat 2", Sonam Kapoor’s look in "Players" and Malaika’s in the song "Anarkali disco chali".
Talking about the kind of freedom required by a fashion designer while working in a film, Roy said: "A film is not about showcasing what kind of clothes you can do, it’s about creating something that works for the character in the film. Reading and understanding the script is a must. Also, understanding what the director has in his/her mind for the characters in the story."
Roy feels there is no point in making anyone wear something they are not comfortable in. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes and comfort levels, he said and added that a person should always feel happy wearing what he or she is wearing.
"If they are uncomfortable, it shows. So there is no point putting someone into something just because you think it works. If the person who is wearing it is not comfortable wearing it, it will not work anyway," he said.