Shilpa Chavan was born on 6 February 1974.
Shilpa Chavan studied science before branching out into a colorful creative world of fashion and accessories. With a prestigious degree from Central Saint Martins college in London and a stint with milliner extraordinaire Philip Treacy under her belt, Shilpa Chavan moved back to Mumbai, called her brand littleshilpa and began to wear many hats (pun intended) -- costume stylist, jewelry designer, installation artist and of course, designer of fabulous and fun head gear for women.
Shilpa Chavan has been working as a fashion stylist for magazines,music channels, ad campaigns as well as films. Under her own label ‘littleshilpa’, she has been designing and handcrafting accessories thus scaling down her installations into wearable pieces for runway shows, editorial or fashion shoots as well as ad campaigns. Shilpa has showcased her collections at fashion weeks in India, London and Berlin. She has collaborated with designers including Manish Arora, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi Mujherjee, Hemant Trevedi, Wendel Rodricks and Malini Ramani in India as well as British labels Boudicca ,Unconditional and Javier Salvador at London Fashion Week. She also works as an installation artist crafting pieces that take a local/ vintage thought as well as raw material.
Presently, Shilpa works out of Mumbai (india) designing and handcrafting one-off pieces for retail and runway shows. She now shows at Lakme Fashion Week and has received a bucket of critical acclaim.
Her inspiration comes from all that they call street and styling helps to manifest that image in a more realistic and edited form. Her head pieces are like a canvas as they personify an aspect of her visual influence from observation to execution.