Meet Shabri Roberson as she gears up to style the launch of Peachoo Singh’s collection.
From decoding the latest trends to creating iconic ensembles, stylists are now the most influential people in fashion. A great stylist can not only make a client look good, but also feel fabulous. “I enjoy helping empower my clients with the self-confidence that comes with a new look and an individual style,” says Shabri Roberson, city-based personal stylist and fashion consultant. Chennai’s newest fashion discovery has been working behind-the-scenes for the last year transforming the wardrobes of clients and putting together memorable outfits for weddings and other special occasions. Invited by Kiran Rao of Amethyst to style the launch of Peachoo in Chennai, Roberson (39)
introduces the eponymous label of Delhi-based designer, Peachoo Singh. The label is known for its understated glamour, edgy twists on traditional crafts, and a monochromatic palette that is juxtaposed with each other to create strong colour contrasts.
“I was so excited when Kiran approached me as I love Peachoo’s design sense. Her Indian line is infused with Indian silhouettes with an international edge,” says Roberson. Expect to see elegant natural fabrics and textures as well as minimalist embroidery on saris, crop tops, kurtas, tunics, dresses and palazzos in a summer-friendly colour palette including white, cream and pale gold (from Rs 4,050). At the launch this evening, Roberson will showcase both Peachoo Singh’s timeless designs and her work as a stylist. “I am helping style a few women in Peachoo looks that best suit their personality, and complement their body types. The outfits will be accessorised with Amrapali jewellery.”
Roberson who believes her “strength lies in ‘body type and colour analysis’,” adds that, “My styling is not about sourcing only Indian designers; it is finding what is perfect for the client. I love to travel and if I see something perfect, be it a small craftsperson in Rome or a big designer in Pakistan, I incorporate it into my unique looks. I create looks for my clients that reflect their personality, meet their lifestyle and budget needs, and give them comfort and confidence.” Roberson, trained at the London College of Fashion (image consultant), also undertakes corporate projects and wardrobe overhauls (from Rs 2,000 onwards per session). “My go-to outfit for a brunch would be a bright jumpsuit with a chunky belt (nude) and a statement necklace. For a wedding, I believe nothing beats the elegance of a sari.” Indian designers she loves include Anamika Khanna, Rohit Bal and Rahul Mishra, while western favourites include Marchesa and Alexander McQueen.
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— Shibi Kumaramangalam