India Couture Week 2017: Huma Qureshi Dazzles As Showstopper For Rina Dhaka

by Jehana Antia

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As we near an end to what seemed like a celebration of the finest crafts and stellar works of several masterminds, we can’t help but feel a little dejected. However, uplifting our spirits is Rina Dhaka and the gorgeous collection she displayed at FDCI’s India Couture Week. From having her work displayed at The Louvre in Paris to the MET in New York, Rina Dhaka is definitely a designer for the traditional yet extremely modern woman of today. Infusing traditional fabric with modern silhouettes and contemporary designs, Rina’s creative explorations know no bounds and we love it! Featuring finery at its best, Rina’s collection was nothing but a feat to our eyes.

Collaborating with a national level development foundation called Smile Foundation, Rina’s show supported the organisations’ #HonorTheSmile campaign. The collection which aptly comes under ‘fashion with a cause’ dripped of metallics and dazzling jewels and it would be safe to say that the ramp gleamed of grandeur at its best.

Celebrity Muse

Actress Huma Qureshi turned showstopper for Rina Dhaka and dazzled on the ramp in her elaborate ensemble. In In gold and silver the actress shimmered her way down the ramp looking nothing short of a Goddess. Huma had on a white lehenga which was elaborately embroidered. Over which she wore a cut-out anarkali which was embellished in silver too! But that’s not all. Huma even had on an exquisite layered neck piece from Narayan Jewellers which helped give that added panache to the overall look. With her hair left open and with red lips, Huma sizzled like never before.

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Definitely a highlight of the show were the children from Smile Foundation as they made their way down the ramp. In all smiles, the kids even accompanied a few models as Rina showcased her collection. The little maidens too were adorned in lehengas in hues of silver and gold…

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From modern silhouettes to traditional crafts and old-worldly motifs, Rina’s collection had it all. Rina played around the ‘metallic’ trend but in the most opulent way ever yet sticking to her roots of intricacy and the fine crafts.

Rina definitely brought back several lost trends. One being dhoti pants for women worn beneath embellished anarkalis.  Also seen were several wide-legged ethnic bottoms paired with embroidered tops. From sheer paneling on blouses and pants, Rina also worked majorly with the sheer trend. Other than the clothes glistening in metallic hues, which seemed to be the preferred colour palette for the collection, several voluminous jewellery pieces from Narayan Jewellers also paraded the ramp. From chokers to statement neck pieces and ethnic earrings, jewellery seemed to play a very important part in the pieces displayed. The ornaments helped lend a glow and richness to the softness of the silhouettes.

India Couture Week 2017, Rina Dhaka, Huma Qureshi showstopper, MyFashgram


Since there were several pieces to love, we couldn’t pick just one so we picked two! One being Huma’s elaborate ensemble and the other being the champagne wide-legged embroidered ensemble…

India Couture Week 2017, Rina Dhaka, Huma Qureshi showstopper, MyFashgram

Image Credit: Viral Bhayani, Instagram

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