Pallavi is a costume designer working in theatre and film.
The journey started with a BA in Fashion design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India (NIFT) in 2011. After graduating, she worked in film and TV industry in Mumbai, before moving to London for her MA in Costume design for Performance from LCF.
She moved back to India in 2015 where she works out of her studio and manufacturing unit in Andheri, Mumbai. Apart from designing costumes she makes and exports costumes for musical productions in London; Grease, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray to name a few and enjoys making tech heavy costumes for some of the top cosplayers in the city.
In the film industry in Mumbai her first costume design project was for Girish Malik’s ‘Band of Maharajas’ and his next film ‘Torbaaz’. Followed by Saif Haider Hasan’s film ‘Yes Papa’
In 2021, she designed costumes for TVF’s webseries I’mmature Season 2 and a series of short films by Chetan Chand, an Instagram film with Akarsh Khurana and numerous music videos by Troika Production and Reel Harvest.
Apart from film, Pallavi has designed costumes for musicals Chota Bheem and Peppa Pig live and Aadyam’s A Few Good Men directed by Nadir Khan, Untitled 1 by Danish Hussain and Gaa Re Maa by Anahita Uberoi for Prithvi Festival and Good Mourning by Deven Khote and adaptation of Great Expectations with a UK based theatre company Cyphers.
She has worked on live performances for corporate companies like The World Cruise, JSW, Boston Consulting Group and Aditya Birla Group.
Her work as a Costume Supervisor includes Disney’s Beauty and the Beast directed by Vikranth Pawar, Aadyam’s Loretta directed by Sunil Shanbag, Disney’s Aladdin directed by Shruti Sharma.
While starting her career in Theatre in London she has designed for Dinner with the MacGuffins (2009), Importance of Being Earnest (2010) and Pygmalion (2011)., Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and costumes being exhibited at ‘Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright’, Victoria and Albert museum),ObamAmerica, at Theatre503. Cyphers, ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Henry V’ directed by Marcus Bazley. And in Brussels, Ulla van Brandenburg’s ‘Baisse-toi montagne, lève-toi vallon’.