Text: Ancy Donal Madonna
An apparel brand owner, a fashion designer, a MAC make-up artist, a celebrity stylist, all rolled into one, Suresh Menon is the jack of all trades. He has been fascinated with the world of beauty and glamour from a young age and has always had a creative streak and was sketching away by the time he was in school. “I was always been good at sketches and illustrations and loved playing, draping with mom’s saree and even stitch them to create my own pattern,” he says.
At 18, young and ambitious, Suresh started by assisting the leading designers in Chennai back then and also with top clothing brands. Later MAC Cosmetics came in and he took it full time as a makeup artist and sooner he was loaded with ad campaigns and shoots. Over the years, his skills and workmanship have become a blockbuster hit with his client. Though he has worked on several campaigns and runway shows, bridal makeup has always been the high point of his work. The love for design, made him step into styling and makeup too. To fulfill his passion he created a one-stop-shop for people’s bridal needs, clothes, styling, hair, and make-up, recently in Nungambakkam.
Suresh Menon is a force to reckon with in the world of glitz and glamour. The multi-faced individual is very much in demand by brides and celebrities. He’s been dolling up stars like Akshara Haasan, Shraddha Srinath, Anupama Parameswaran, Manjima Mohan, Aishwarya Rajesh and leading ladies in South.
Talking about fashion trends, Suresh says, “I don’t believe in one particular trend every year and I would always bring in a small element of mine to be unique to give an experience of how a Suresh Menon outfit would be.” He likes to incorporate and experiment with contemporary patterns and motifs that add a subtle yet classy touch to his work. His designs speak for themselves as he creates emotions and keeps it dramatic and classic as well.
Over the years, Suresh’s work has bagged him immense recognition like the Youngest Fashion Designer Award 2016, Rising fashion stylist-Chennai besides others. Freelancing, his own line, and styling for shoots keeps him hopping from one project to another and he is all excited for his upcoming events. “I am right now working on our upcoming fashion show which is not just for clothes but for art as well, and I’m excited to unveil the fashion trend,” he shares.
Talking about his recent works, Suresh says, “I’ve recently done a bunch of projects like an Ad campaign for Prince Jewelers, Akshara Haasan for a movie trailer launch, Gayathrie Shankar for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.” He is currently focused on bringing back the magic of Avant-garde, experimental work with respect to art, in an effortless and glamorous way. Suresh has recently launched summer collections and it received an overwhelming response from his clients and followers.