Rina Dhaka's latest collection offers summer dressing goals
The Delhi-based designer has used French techniques and soothing fabrics to craft a series of breezy silhouettes
Celebrity designer Rina Dhaka, who has an enviable list of clients – from international supermodel Naomi Campbell to Kill Bill star, Uma Thurman – has unveiled her brand new collection. Titled, ‘Summer Vibes’, it is meant to serve a two-fold purpose. First, the designer has attempted to create a line that is flowy and light-weight, perfect for the summers. Second, she offers a sartorial shape to her take on the #metoo campaign that had moved creative minds worldwide and hopes for calm . She hopes for a sense Her summer collection was showcased at the debut edition of ‘Vaunt International Fashioner Week’ held in the national capital last week. Patrons can order from this collection by getting in touch with her team on Instagram and Facebook.
Oh so French!
Making a conscious attempt to move away from the grungy elements she used for her previous autumn/winter line, the designer has attempted to strike a balance between wearable cuts and intricate techniques in her new collection. “You can spot the French needlework technique of broderie anglaise with elements of Lucknawi Mukeish work,” says the Delhi-based couturier. The silhouettes are fuss-free, imagine skirts and shararas. “Expect a lot of layers and ruffles,”she says, adding, “There are various versions of one look and every piece has its own story.”
The Chantilly tale
Light-weight fabrics like ultra fine yarns, silk, cotton and blends are the fabrics she has used. White and peach form the mainstay of her colour palette for the outfits. Chantilly lace, tulle, with embroidery in shades of ivory, gold, silver and nudes add to the elegant feel of the collection. However, despite the detailed design and embroidery, there is an effortless ease about it, courtesy fabrics like cotton, crepes and laces.
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