Renowned Fashion designer to Bollywood Stars and Eminent Personalities, Ashley Rebello – Stylist & Designer, visited INIFD Kolkata Lindsay Street to conduct an exclusive design workshop with the Design students and to groom them for their path in designing field.
Ashley Rebello, the man behind the Style Bhai of Bollywood, Salman Khan for the exemplary looks in his Bollywood Blockbusters and his super appearances in BIGG BOSS 16, the most watched reality TV show. Ashley has been working on Salman’s ongoing projects in Bollywood like Tiger Zinda Hai 3 with Katrina Kaif, Kick 2 with Jacqueline Fernandez and more.
Designer Ashley’s upcoming versatile projects are Patna Shukla with Raveena Tandon, Open & Shut with Juhi Chawla, OTT Web Series titled Showstopper. He managed a schedule for an exclusive interaction with the INIFD Design students and mentored them for the design journey ahead.
Star Designer and INIFD Chief Mentor Ashley Rebello has been a great strength behind the success of the INIFD Achievers. He has been proudly nurturing INIFD budding designers for National & International Fashion Weeks to being a Top Celebrity Designer. INIFDian Asa Kazingmei is designing for Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan and many other bollywood actors, INIFDian Mohammad Mazhar for Bollywood Divas Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sunny Leone & more. INIFDian Saba Shabnam Khan & Faiz Zariwala assisted him on the sets of Bigg Boss, many other student designers assisted him for movie Bharat and stealing the limelight under his mentorship.
INIFD Chief Mentor & Star Designer Ashley Rebello elaborated on the Styling and draping techniques with the existing and aspiring design students. Also, the interaction gave an insight on the fashion trends and the forecast. He shared the art of Fashion Design and the versatility involved in this field. The session will certainly give a direction to INIFD students for their Design portfolio.
Impressed with the immense talent of the design students at INIFD, he said, “I am delighted to see that the INIFD students have been successfully showcasing at the global arena. May it be New York Fashion Week or London Fashion Week or Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI, these students are shinning bright with their creative talent and making it big in the design world. I am sure that the INIFD students would benefit a lot from today’s session for the ongoing preparations in designing their collection for the international and national fashion weeks.”
Ashley designed Costumes for Indian & International films with Bollywood hits like Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Kick, Bharat, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Dabangg, the most watched reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ and over a 100 advertising commercials to his credit. Almost 3 decades in Design career, he has done innumerable fashion shows, designed for over 20 Television shows & an incalculable list of Celebrities to his credit. Salman Khan’s sister Alvira & Ashley owns a Designer store ‘Ahakzai’ in Mumbai. Ashley is one of the first Indian designers to design for Oscar-winning directors and many Hollywood stars. ‘Best Costume Design’ award winner for Salman Khan’s look in Bollywood Blockbuster ‘SULTAN’ has exclusively crafted for the Reliance Foundation and the Ambani Family wedding.
Ashley believes that Bollywood denotes fashion in India. He has designed for the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai, stunning Katrina Kaif, the lovely Malaika Arora, Disha Patani, Sonakshi Sinha, the elegant Tabu…. the list of lovely ladies is endless. He has designed for Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahid Kapur, Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni and the likes. From ramp shows to divas of the Hindi film Industry from stunning brides to hot models in photo shoot, Ashley has dressed them all.
It was a great hands-on learning experience for the young budding designers that provided them with vital information on best practices of being a star designer.