Shweta Sharma a.k.a Betty (b.1988, IND) is a fashion editor and costumier based in Mumbai. She holds a bachelors degree in Fashion Communication from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai. She has styled for various television networks like TLC, MTV and Discovery Networks and designed costumes and characters for movies and ad films. Using styling and costume design as a way of story-telling and cultural gate-keeping, she has collaborated with publications including; Vogue India, Femina and Harper’s Bazaar on fashion features and editorials. She has been working on a sartorial and spatial documentation series - meeting women through Instagram and travelling to Liguria, Berlin, New York, Oakland, and London. In 2017, after doing a Contemporary Fine Arts Intensive course at Central Saint Martins London, she developed a photographic series with a women’s Cricket ball as a starting point. She teaches Advanced Fashion Styling to undergraduate students of Fashion Communication at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology, India).
Image 1: 'Victoria' for Jade. Styling and Photo by Shweta Sharma
Image 2: 'Warrior Woman' an fashion feature for Harper's Bazaar India. Photo by Aneev Rao, courtery Harper's Bazaar India
Image 3: 'Ophelia' for Vogue India, Sep 2016. A costume design project to create a costume for a modern day Shakespeare heroine. Image Courtesy : Vogue India
Image 4: Shweta Sharma for NorBlack NorWhite from 'Holi Jouvert' Series. Image Courtesy: NorBlack NorWhite