The duo, worked on the outfits to create a real sense of an era gone by.
From being a boy-next-door to becoming a tribal warrior, Sushant Singh Rajput is killing it on-screen in Raabta. But who is behind this new look of the much-desired actor? It’s Vipul Amar and Harsheen Arora of The V Renaissance, a luxury design house, who have created this magic.
The duo, worked on the outfits to create a real sense of an era gone by. “We worked on the minute details like blood stains, the corrosion that happens to leather over time due to getting in touch with water, having fights with animals etc. We even had to cut the costume at places where it would be cut if a warrior had been in fights,” shares Vipul, adding “Our main design principle was to bring the effect of time on the costume.”
The duo had only 20 days in their hands to create the outfit. “It was a challenge to recreate the look in such a short span, but we are happy with the results. Each piece was crafted keeping in mind the fluidity of motion and the duress of the natural elements that the character would have had to go through. Each piece has been created without a single seam because we realised that the character would not have had the luxury of threads or needles given the starkness of the terrain and the sheer rawness of the era. If a person has to work in an armour for a long duration, it’s important that they feel comfortable in it. On the outside the armour has been consolidated according to movement,” shares Vipul.
While a lot of costumes still struggle to look authentic in Bollywood, the team ensured the costumes look as real as possible. “Most of the Bollywood movies end up using costumes that look as if they are made of plastic. It is important to focus on the kind of material being used. Reflective materials can end up looking bad on camera,” he concludes.