Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Bridal Asia WINTER ‘07 - Rina Dhaka & Varun Bahl
Bridal Asia WINTER ‘07 UNVEILS THE look for the bride
Rina Dhaka & Varun Bahl
9th October, 07, The Grand , New Delhi: “Weddings in India are just not a ritual but a belief, a dream and a collection that marks the beginning of a new life”. Bridal Asia 2007 brings two of the leading designers of the country, for an exclusive preview, to dress the bride, as she gets set to celebrate the most special day of her life.
Rina Dhaka, an undisputed talent powerhouse and a part and parcel of the Indian fashion scene for the past 15 years, is best known for her theme collections - sheer trousers, crochet, stretch jersey, woolens and spider web motifs. Her forte remains western wear, and she boasts of the fact that her pieces can be worn as separates. Indeed, with Indian women beginning to work in the outside world and becoming more independent, there's a market for both western and Indian clothing, party wear and office attire. Rina feels that "fashion for women is about giving options, its about severity and seduction".
For her collection at Bridal Asia October 2007, Rina will be making use of tribal embroideries, chikankari, broiderie anglais, crochet work, patch work, paisley, digital prints, sequin embroideries, lace and mirror work, her each piece is romantically feminine suitable for cuppa coffee to cocktail. Reincarnating India’s celebrated heritage, her collection comprises of multifaceted designs for which she draws inspiration from intricated decorated walls to murals of Rajasthani havelis.
A graduate from NIFT-Delhi, this talented designer launched his label at White in Italy in 2001. White is a select showcase of International design talent invited from across the globe where his collection won the ‘Best of Season' award amongst 20 competing International designers.
At Bridal Asia October 2007, Varun brings distinctive repertoire where he has mixed vintage and antique looks with new and contemporary lines. He designs for the bohemian, non-conformist woman. Keeping the focus primarily on surface ornamentation his collection includes simple clean silhouettes and a fusion of techniques. Varun's label is available at leading designer outlets in India as well as stores in UK, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.