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01 March 2011

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Shokey Malik, A True Fashionist

Shokey Malik, a veteran in the field of fashion, has proved his excellence in not just one aspect of fashion. Shokey has tried his hands and been a success in fashion styling, image consulting, fashion choreography, photography and personal shopping assisting.

Shokey has worked for esteemed brands like Hugo Boss, Rochas, Louis Feraud etc. He is an AICI Certified image consulting professional.

When did you realize that fashion is your right choice?

After winning the second runners up position in Mr. India 2008, I got drawn to the fashion world. Felt like a part of it

Before getting into the fashion industry what were you doing?

I was into hospitality sector. I am a chef by profession.

What are the must haves in a man’s closet?

Black patent leather shoes, a pair of fresh looking blue jeans, a clean white full sleeve shirt, a good black belt.

You are an all rounder in fashion. What is the inspiration behind your works?

The people I style and image consult.

What are your achievements in this field so far?

•An AICI certified professional in image consulting.
•As a stylist, shot for Hugo Boss.
•As a photographer I have shot for brands like Louis Feraud, Jacque Fath, Rochas etc.

What is your opinion on male models being paid less in comparison to female models?

I think it is biased, they do the same kind of work. If we fight for gender parity in other professions, then why not here.

According to you what is bad sense of dressing?

Wrong shoes carried with a good outfit.

How do you evaluate Indian fashion industry’s growth?

It is at a good pace, looking at what young talent brings to the table, I can be proud of India’s fashion sensibilities

These days any city in India has a fashion week, what is your take on this?

As long as they don’t get monotonous and keep up the variety in fashion, it is nice to have fashion weeks.

Please give our readers a quick make – over tip.

Style your hair differently today.

Rapid Fire:

Your role model: My dad

What turns you off: Someone dressed badly

Your favourite designer: Alexander Mccqueen

Best dressed woman: Nicole Kidman

Best dressed man: David Bekham

Favourite shopping spot or store: UB City, Bangalore

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