Rina Dhaka is known for her forte in contemporary designs, but even when it comes to ethnic wear, her designs are brilliant. Always having a modern approach, the one thing that is evident in all her designs is attention to detail. Being recognised internationally, she can be described as a designer for modern women.
With every season, she manages to bring freshness to the runway. Keywords like romance, floral, feminine and casual cool are easily associated with her design aesthetics.
|2017||Dark Romanticism At Amazon India Fashion Week (Autumn/Winter 2017)||Vaani Kapoor|
|2017||#HonorTheSmile At India Couture Week 2017||Huma Qureshi|
|2017||Explorer Collection At Amazon India Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2018)||Nidhhi Agerwal|
12th October: Rina Dhaka presented her Explorer Collection of spring summer 2018 at Amazon India Fashion Week for the Honor Show. The ultimate description of this collection, according to Rina Dhaka is, ‘It’s the gypsy meets the froufrou, the ultra-feminine meets the gypsy’.
The outfits exemplified the comfort of summer, easy-breezy dressing. An array of free-flowing summer dresses made sure the mood of the season was right on point. The colours black and white with indigo placing its part and hints of red via the elements. Design details like soft whites with ruffles, lace insets and shibori tie-dye amalgamated the feminine side with the tribal cubical motifs. The blend made sure these ensembles reflected the personality of a boho-chic girl.
Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal was the showstopper for the lineup and surprisingly came in a beige ensemble. The outfit was made for a party night with dazzling bodice and a sheer embellished bottom.
Rina Dhaka’s Explorer collection was a great way to unleash your inner gypsy girl while showing off your feminine side.
30th July: Fashion with a cause, Rina Dhaka couture showcase at India Couture Week 2017 was special. #HonorTheSmile campaign—An initiative by the NGO Smile Foundation and Honor8Pro, to support the cause of girl child empowerment—was the association for the show. Rina Dhaka described the experience of this association, “I am supporting the cause #HonorTheSmile which supports the girl child empowerment with the Smile Foundation. As I make my way through beads and baubles, necklines and hemlines, I repeat to myself and to the world to make sure to SMILE and spread Smiles”
The collection was a true reflection of the opulence and grandeur of the wedding season. It was especially fitting for the modern bride. The modern lehenga cholis, the kurtas, the shararas, the flared pants and event the dhoti pants made for a unique presentation. The rich hues of gold, silver, bronze and ivory made sure the theme of splendour resonates with the audience. The heavy and intricate work of the ensembles just amplified it.
The best part of the show might have been when the little girls from the NGO Smile Foundation walked the runway along with the models. Actress Huma Qureshi concluded the show in a modern long choli over a kali lehenga and truly personified the modern bride.
Rina Dhaka’s #HonorTheSmile definitely spread some joy and brought smiles through its spellbinding lineup.
16th March: The fun, flirty vibe of the party girl was exactly what we were looking for and we got ample of it from Rina Dhaka’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection presented at Amazon India Fashion Week. The designs of the season were dedicated to Dark Romanticism, but it had a Rina Dhaka’s happy-shiny spin on it.
Vintage glamour was juxtaposed beautifully with modern silhouettes in terms of design elements. The floral motif made its appearance throughout the line up in different forms. Form ornate design to graphic print, it was present in the form of a signature almost everywhere. The mix of comfy dresses and long cocktail gowns had pauses of easy separates. The deep dark palette of black, red and dark blue was well balanced with neutral tones.
The epitome of the Dark Romanticism had to be the show-stopping look and who better to present this than the elegant Vaani Kapoor. Walking down the runway in a long, perfect-for-a-cocktail gown, Vaani looked fabulous. The one-shoulder with applique floral design and the cut-detail with embellished floral motif make for some interesting design details. Add to it the old-school charm of a choker, a hand glove and smokey eyes and the look is elegance at its best.
Rina Dhaka’s nod to the dark romanticism is a modern view to the vintage glamour, and we can’t get enough of it.