Wendell Rodricks BIRTHDAY SUN SIGN PLACE OF BIRTH HOMETOWN May 28
SCHOOL/COLLEGE FIRST BREAK CURRENTLY...
St Michael’s High School, When I became the I have launched the Ruparel College, Mumbai chief designer at couture spa bathing Garden Vareli bar for Fiama Di Wills
HIGH POINT OF YOUR LIFE LOW POINT OF YOUR LIFE I am too positive a person to dwell on the negatives
If you weren’t a designer you would have been… A Jesuit priest. I find the men serving in this order to be closest to compassion. Bollywood’s most stylish person is... Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor. I also admire Rekha’s and Malaika Arora Khan’s style. Rahul Khanna is the most stylish man. Whose sense of style do you admire? My partner, Jerome’s. He can take an Indian garment and give it the classic French flair. What inspired you to become a fashion designer? for men or women? I admired style, aesthetics and Definitely men. They want wanted to contribute to the slight changes from season to industry. That is why I season. And getting gave India minimalism that variation right is a A DESSERT and resort wear. huge challenge. THAT BEST Your favourite decade in Do you feel that DESCRIBES YOU. Indian men are fashion fashion. Now! In fashion, you conscious? always live in the Increasingly so. Look present. at the number of As a child, what would shops and beauty you consider your first salons frequented by design? men. The designs I did for If you were the editor of my cousins. a magazine for a day, Your favourite international who would you put on the designer. cover? Coco Chanel. She Definitely not a changed the way politician or a women dress. Bollywood A fashion trend you’d like star. Ideally, to revive. I’d like to put Headwear. When I fashion’s see Rajasthani men in newest face turbans, I realise what Indian or the season’s men lost after Independence. I best clothing on the also like hats. They can make a cover. simple yet dramatic statement. A gadget you love to flaunt. One Indian fabric you love to work I am not a gadget fan. In fact, I with. am a tech idiot. Cotton. Five musts in a man’s wardrobe. Which is more complicated, designing White and black kurta shirts,
Gulab jamun. Under that dark exterior lies a soft interior
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO
beach pyjamas, comfortable footwear, a Nehru jacket and Terre d’Hermès eau de toilette. Your idea of a great weekend. Spending it with my partner and my pets at home. If you could ask for any talent or skill, what would it be? To fly like a bird and see the world. Your favourite junk food.
THE FILM YOU HAVE SEEN MORE THAN 5 TIMES.
I live a high every day
THE MOST OVERRATED FILM.
Probably the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey
Goan crispy onion and green chilli bhajias. Your fitness fundas. Walk, climb and breathe yogic. Your dream destination. Goa! You destress with… Music, art, books, walks in the hills in my village. — Interviewed by Veenu Singh
THE MOST PAISA VASOOL FILM.
Indiana Jones and Pulp Fiction are classics A MOVIE THAT WAS A PART OF YOUR CHILDHOOD.
The Sound of Music
THE FIRST MOVIE YOU SAW ON THE BIG SCREEN.
Laurel and Hardy, in the school auditorium