Time, travel & wanderlust: Rebecca Dewan's new collection
Though she defines her forte as accessible luxury, her clients list reflects Bollywood A-listers. But, this Mumbaikar has plenty more to flaunt—including two awards within a year of her brand’s inception in 2016. While eclecticism shines through her initial four ensembles—which highlighted aspects ranging from 3D flowers to metallic shading—this couturier is out to experiment with a different theme this time.
Inspired by time and travel, Rebecca informs us that her new line, featuring giraffe and clock prints, signifies wanderlust. “Seamlessly weaving block prints and chanderi fabrics—with pearls, fringes and tassels—Exotic Paradise is all about summery pastels and floral hues,” begins the ophthalmologist-turned-designer.
While fabrics ranging from brocades, georgette, crepe and mul are featured in her collection, Rebecca is keen on infusing a contemporary touch through the use of stone embellishments. The result is an outdoor-intensive collection with military jumpsuits and embroidered shirt dresses bringing the best of fusion together. As for experimentation, she brings us pashmina-based jackets with vintage cuts and modern layering using tassels and fringes.
A staunch believer in the power of vintage styles, she predicts that the mix and match of prints, materials and tones will get you a long way this season. “We are talking about statement feathers, patent leather, florals, fishnet, ’70s plaid, knitted fringes, polka dots, colour blocking, and Victorian collars,” shares the entrepreneur.
Gearing up for a bridal show in Bahrain at the moment, she’s also hoping to open outlets across London, Dubai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune within the next three years. “I’m looking at collaborating with indigenous artisans to merge fashion art and architecture and deliver indie
couture and prêt on a single platform. For this, I’m already in talks with various NGO’s and trade bodies,” says Rebecca, signing off.
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