Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap: Style is what makes you

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, known for making realistic films that don’t necessarily have happy endings, believes that be it your weakness or insecurity, style is what makes you.

“People ask me why do I tell serious stories and why not happy ones?… I say that I have seen life too closely. In my initial years especially, and I have seen failure a lot of times,” Kashyap said.

“Somehow anything else that I do, just for the sake of pleasing anybody else, it rings false. There is a kind of dishonesty to it,” Kashyap added, speaking at the 11th edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 on his definition of style on Sunday.

“Style is what makes you. Be it your weaknesses or insecurities,” said Kashyap, who has helmed movies like “That Girl in Yellow Boots” and “Ugly”.

Stressing on his journey of success and failure in life, the “Bombay Velvet” director said that the two elements play a major role in his distinct style of work in the industry.

At the fashion tour, models, donning creations of designer duo Abraham and Thakore were also spotted.

The models, who sported black kohl tikas, black smokey eye make-up, flaunted the designer duo’s collection that consisted of saris, suits, coats, skirts and trousers in hues of black, charcoal, brown, ivory and purple shades.

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All creations were held together with traditional art of Kantha work, some made by hand and some made by machines.

“We have also created sequins from discarded hospital X rays and film. We sourced antique recycled brocade borders and ribbons; used recycled snaps and hooks as decorative ornament,” said the duo in a joint statement.

While the creations were being showcased to a jampacked audience, the band Madboy/Mink added a flavour of mid-tempo jazz to the show with “Fire in the street”.

Designer Rahul Mishra also presented his collection at the fashion event here. Using colours like white, ivory, black, blue and peach, the collection showcased time travel by warping the fabric of time and space.

While the prints depicted villages of the world, the collection as a whole encapsulated the balanced existence of nature and mankind, traditional or woven, in the form of mostly western wear.

Actress Neha Dhupia, dressed in black and white ensemble, added the star factor to his new range.

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