Amit Baral is a Pokhara based fashion designer who has had the opportunity to showcase his work in national and international shows. He studied fashion at IEC Fashion and Art School. Creative and often inspired by public choice, he keeps his designs simple, elegant yet with an edge. As a fashion entrepreneur, he owns Glam City Fashion Home in Pokhara and is set to launch his next venture in Kathmandu.
What is fashion for you?
For me fashion is all about simplicity and comfort.
What does your store Glam City Fashion Home offer to the fashion lovers?
My store offers comfortable, elegant yet fashionable apparels at affordable cost.
Your fashion icon…
Priyanka Chopra. She inspires me to be where I am today. Through her life struggle, effort, determination, I am inspired and motivated to make a mark in the fashion industry.
Your favourite trend this year…
I don’t follow any particular trend but I ensure that an outfit suits the person wearing it. If I had to choose a particular trend, it would be the retro look.
Describe your I made it moment.
I was studying in IEC in 2011. There was a design contest being held in Butwal. I wasn’t allowed to participate at first because I was a fresher. But I somehow convinced them and gained entry. Besides designing and sketching, I learned to stitch and sew the clothes within two days to make my creation for the contest. When my name was announced as the winner… that was the ‘I made it moment’ for me!
3 must have’s in a woman’s wardrobe
A floral printed dress or shirt, a red dress and a pair of nude heels.
What hot for summer 2017
Off shoulder dresses and tops, ruby red lipstick and Dior metallic shades.
Fashion tips for the woman of today?
Be bold enough to create your own style.
Do you believe in age appropriate dressing?
No I don’t. Anybody can wear what they please but they must be comfortable enough to carry the look. Fashion is also about looking classy and sassy and with age, we develop more knowledge about fashion and what we feel best in.
How important is accessorising your outfit?
It is important because it enhances your personality and speaks about your taste and preferences.