Indian designer duo reaches Hollywood with ‘Life of Pi’

Well-known Indian designer duo Shivan and Narresh have made their entry into Hollywood with the academic award winning director Ang Lee’s movie ‘Life of Pi’, scheduled to be released in India on November 23, 2012.

The Indian couturiers have designed 1950s model swimsuits for a sequence in the film which frames eighty-one Persian people lounging at the Piscine Molitor swimming pool in Paris.

The duo said the movie features vintage swimsuits and it was a challenge for them to prepare costumes for the movie using upholstery fabrics with buttons, hooks and elastics.

Shivan and Naresh are the first mainstream Indian beachwear designers to create 100 percent handcrafted stitch free surfaced beach wear along with swimwear made with Italian fabrics. 

‘Life of Pi’ is based on a novel of the same name by Yann Martel and the story focuses on the life of a 16-year old boy named Pi or Piscine, who is the only person to survive the sinking of a freighter.