Exclusive Curtain Raiser! Rina Dhaka on her collection for India Couture Week ‘17

Bringing you an exclusive Preview of the Rina Dhaka Couture Collection

Posted on 14/07/2017 By

A lot goes into the making of a single piece of master craftsmanship, and an entire collection is a mammoth task in itself- Presenting Rina Dhaka unplugged! Read on to know what the designer has to divulge about her latest collection- in the words of designer herself!

Exclusive Curtain Raiser! Preview the latest Rina Dhaka collection for India Couture Week ‘17 - Global Fashion Street

“This season, I create my love for jewellery, but on clothes. I take on strong metallics, mixing them together, blending and edging them with pearls. From dhoti to the sharara as a trouser, I work to refocus on the waist, shoulder and the hip.

Dripping necklaces, wondrous centerpieces, oversized gems and entangled motif stand for the unending, magnanimous and complex persona of our ideal woman. The silhouettes are graceful in their softness and sensuality and the designs feature voluminous pieces boldly parading the drama and opulence of royalty. Hues of Golden and Silver blended into the theme bring out the elegance of a regal time. Our creations are a salute to the attires of the past, and we aspire to inspire the modern contemporary fashion world. The elements of royal Kundan jewellery lend a glow into the metallics.

Exclusive Curtain Raiser! Preview the latest Rina Dhaka collection for India Couture Week ‘17 - Global Fashion Street

Travelling back in time, I bring out the plush style of women through my clothes. It takes long and tenuous man-hours to aptly translate the sketches into physical output. The collection is impactful when all the materials – pearls and stones, fabrics and threads – are seamlessly put together for each outfit.

It is not only important to design a beautiful outfit but also to tailor it for a perfect flow on the body. Especially in this collection where jewellery becomes a source of inspiration, we go on to getting especially created fabrics from Surat, pearls from South China and kundan created by craftsmen in Chandini Chowk. Even though it looks simple on the runway, this has been quite a journey. The concept and its execution is demanding in order to match the size of the collection.

Exclusive Curtain Raiser! Preview the latest Rina Dhaka collection for India Couture Week ‘17 - Global Fashion Street

The Designer at Work

Fabrics developed by Narayan Fabrics beautifully reflect the dazzle of jewellery. These fabrics were especially developed in Gujarat to match with the metallic colours of the collection. Especially created liquid golds, silvers, pewters give a lightness to the clothing and enhance the design. Akash Khetan fully understood the inspiration of our collection and provided us with the best quality fabrics to translate the theme into my outfits.

Exclusive Curtain Raiser! Preview the latest Rina Dhaka collection for India Couture Week ‘17 - Global Fashion Street

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting children and families in India. This show supports the foundation through the campaign #HonorTheSmile. Percentage of the clothing sales will go towards charity in addition to donating two ensembles for an auction.

This show is to Smile.”

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Kiran Chopra

Kiran has been writing for the media for last 15 years and her interest areas include Fashion, Travel, Lifestyle & People. When not on job, she loves to make sculptures.

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