Calling all fashion lovers on 23 August, from 6 pm to 8 pm, I will be in conversation with the celebrated and much-loved designer, Rina Dhaka who the BBC has called the ‘Gautier’ of the East. Rina has dressed Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman, and many more…she is known for her combinations of traditional Indian fashions with modern fabrics like Lycra and jersey, bridging traditional rich and contemporary styles in her fashion collections.
At India Fashion Week, her work was recognized as the best collection in Milan! Rina Dhaka entered the Indian fashion scene in the 1980s and since then her work has represented India globally in France and Germany and been exhibited in New York, London, and too many cities to mention; she won the best designer award in Miami Fashion Week 2004.
My favourite bit is that Rina has created collections which focus on sustainability as the way forward in fashion and is a PETA India Ambassador. Collaborating with the NGO Smile and Honour, Rina has dedicated profits from her Indian Couture Week show to their operations in raising awareness for girl child empowerment.
This is a Bridge India event, an influential think tank, whose events are always a relaxed affair. On 23 August I will be chatting with Rina about her career, what inspires her, discovering her epic global journey of Indian fashion and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions.
My other favourite bit is that after the session, we will have time for drinks, snacks, and networking. Click to book
One more thing is that the venue is the famous, eccentric, and much loved The India Club, 143 Strand, London, so if you have not been here yet, you have been missing out.