28 June 2012
Last updated at 17:53
Fashion designer Martin Churba travelled to Mumbai to meet Shilpa Chavan, a milliner who counts Lady Gaga a customer. As part of our Collaboration Culture series, they spent four days working together on six creations and then staged a fashion shoot on the city's busy streets.
Searching for brightly coloured buttons, jewels and fabrics in Chavan's favourite shop in Mumbai. The haberdashery is a treasure trove of brightly coloured materials and trinkets. They buy gold tassels and beads, before moving onto a fabric store in Sonar Market.
In Chavan's studio, the artists show each other their work and talk about what the final outfits might be. Both designers have a passion for colour and shape.
The final outfits will pair Churba's clothes with Chavan's accessories, with additions they create together from their shopping trip.
On the way to the photoshoot. The artists wanted two models as each outfit is designed to be seen in tandem with another - that is, three sets of two outfits. The models are also close friends, and the chemistry between them is an important part of the photographs.
The models attract curious locals, who end up being part of the final pictures. The photoshoot takes place on a busy street Mumbai, chosen spontaneously by the designers (shortly after this photograph was taken, a cow walked across the shot).
Striking a pose in Chavan's headpiece, Churba's clothes and draped in materials the artists bought together.
Churba's dress and Chavan's hat, partnered with accessories the artists made together. The beads around the model's neck are from the haberdashery they visited together.
The night time shoot and the last photo of the day in a quiet back street, which is full of sleeping dogs. The models are lit by car headlights as the designers are trying to create a futuristic look.