Free Spirited Bride '13
Silhouettes become smooth and precise, adding structure to the free flowing” is the philosophy behind the collection. The collection- ‘Free Spirited Bride’ is a play of textures, embroidery, opulence and style with panache. Patchwork, gota work and traditional kamdani work dominates the collection. Neutral shades are beautifully paired with brighter hues to give a stark contrast in the outfits. Flared pants and voluminous skirts are the integral part of entire collection with sheers adding a little danger to the much anticipated traditional look. High collared multicoloured tops, shimmering net shararas, short anarkalis teamed with beautiful patch work churidaars, appliqué work on net are some of the highlights of the collection. Pinks, reds, nudes, yellows with sheer shoulders are inspired by vintage monuments, jharokas and patti work. Sheer has always been a natural muse and this time around its beautifully experimented in gold stretch satin, tulle and jail work with trademark transparent churidaars to merge delicacy with comfort. Some of the noted ensembles from the collection are- nude jharoka embroidery with sharara wrinkle pants, patchwork pants with angarrakha, patchwork in panchranga, long coat in patti work, gold mokaish sari and also a sari in kamdani work. The collection celebrates a free spirited contemporary bride of today.
Rina Dhaka is a fashion designer, who made a promising entry in the Indian fashion scene around late eighties, and from there on she became the most creative and dynamic fashion designer India has ever witnessed. Currently she is known more for her innovative textile skills in Indian wear and her international sensibilities for western outfits. She has been a dreamer ever since her childhood and this has translated into her style of work. She is best known for stand out elements of a collection, western wear remains an area of dominance though she also designs ethnic and conventional ensembles. Her designs juggle between remaining traditionally rich while embracing contemporary attitude.