The year 2015 was the year when many cheered for our ‘best designer of the year’– Polly Philip; by ‘Vardhaman fantasy designer of the year’. Polly had made her debut in the fashion industry in that year and had managed to bag the title in a short span of time. Born on 21 April 1992, this young designer was brought up in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
She started weaving her journey into the fashion world back in 2014 by working as a designer and stylist from the student level while studying in NIIFD, Mumbai. Speaking of her family, she proudly reveals that she has had tremendous support from them. Her elder sister had always played the role of a father in her life, while her mother had always encouraged her.
Being a hard worker, Polly never believed in the concept of dreaming. Instead, she believes that goals can be achieved only by working really hard, no matter what the odds are. When one views her work, it is clear that our young designer is an experimenter and a very creative one at that.
Polly has always been able to stand out with her own signature style of choosing exotic designs rather than looking for the extraordinary. In spite of being young in the field, she has managed to pull off her shows in a grand way, be it in the national or international level. Apart from that, she has done styling and designing works for magazines and brands like ‘Libas’, ‘Flyrobe’ and ‘The Body Shop’.
Polly has also been a part of fashion shoots with one of India’s leading directors Sandeep Gala and other celebrity models. Being multi-talented, she has also worked as a fashion choreographer and a ramp trainer for various shows in Mumbai. She has done the following shows in 3 years of her fashion journey-
- Kalyan International Film Festival – 2016
- Metro Kalyan- 2016
- Miss Metro Kalyan- 2016
- Huawei Fashion Show- 2017
Polly is not only a stylist, designer, and a choreographer, but also an entrepreneur. Recently, in 2017, she started her own fashion styling brand called “Profashion” along with her friend Rohan Yelve. The brand is a combination of Polly + Rohan + Fashion, and thus the name ‘Profashion’.
Before this brand was formed, Polly was running her own online clothing brand called ‘Bubbly- The Stylish Soul’, which was named after her mother who had passed away back in 2015. This gifted lady has also designed and styled outfits for the INTM Season 2, for the famous model Raavishree Ambiger. She has also worked with another famous Marathi model and actor- Disha Pardesi.
Polly believes in hard work, and also stresses on how important it is to be multi-talented. Being a lady with staunch beliefs, she follows 3 main mantras in her life-
- Always be thankful to God and parents;
- Believe in yourself;
- Rejections and selections are a part of life, so never give up and keep trying until you get there.
Polly has indeed shown the importance of these life mantras, by being a successful designer in a short span of time. She has proven that anyone, regardless of age and experience, can do a lot and achieve more than what they think they can.