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Hollywood celebrities like Nicole Kidnam. Extensively covered by media RITU BERI has had the most critical critics raise a toast to her signature style •“Surprising as it might seem. global citizen and a success story fables are made of… •Ritu Beri launched her label in 1990 when India was still awakening to the couture era." SUNDAY OBSERVER." DAILY TELEGRAPH . Chevaliere des art et des Letters award. •Former US President Mr. from Delhi. The International Herald Tribune) •"Ritu is one of the People to Watch in International Business." AFP "Film stars shun Paris fashion for India. designer Ritu Beri is fashioning her own successful international brand. She forayed into France. The first Indian fashion ambassador to show on the catwalks of Paris." SUZY MENKES (Fashion Editor." BBC •"It's beyond fashion. Ritu Beri." NEWSWEEK •“Ritu Beri is the Donatella Versace of India. •She then traveled the globe showing her creations to critical acclaim. a protégé of embroidery maestro Francois Lesage. Supermodels. its art. Bill Clinton. famous Parisian Socialites. •The Ritu Beri label retails from high fashion stores across continents and countries. •Recipient of the prestigious French honor.•A design pioneer. gave a lesson in high fashion aesthetics and clientpleasing clothes-the essence of couture. Her presentations gave the French fashion connoisseurs a glimpse of mystical India." TIME MAGAZINE •"By blending Indian and Western styles. to the Prima Donna of Indian Movies and a bevy of many others have worn the Ritu Beri label. LONDON •“Indian fashion takes hold in the form of Ritu Beri. She is the first lady of fashion in her country. Ivana Trump. Ritu Beri designs for Nicole Kidman.
R. Nationwide.•ACHIEVEMENTS NATIONAL •Ritu beri was voted the MOST POPULAR DESIGNER in a countrywide Poll.Rehman World Tour. •Ritu Beri organized fashion shows in India & abroad for the CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY. Ritu Beri was a Consultant for TAJ KHAZANA (Popular Luxury Boutique).000 people. •Ritu Beri was part of the RAJASTHAN TOURISM movement to promote Bikaner as a tourist destination by doing a grand show for over 10. Ritu Beri designed a complete range of home furnishings inspired by India for the Heim-Tex fair in Germany. Ritu Beri was the designer for the latest A. As a part of the INDIAN TRADE PROMOTION ORGANISATION. Zairo. New York and London. Ritu Beri has participated in many seminars and conferences as the chief guest and main speaker for the ROTARY CLUB OF INDIA . •Ritu Beri represented Indian trends in various fairs and fashion shows for the APPAREL EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL OF INDIA. Nairobi. •Ritu Beri has been the designer for most Leading Actors in INDIAN CINEMA. JAI HO THE JOURNEY HOME. •Ritu Beri represented India to celebrate 50 YEARS OF INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE in various countries like China. Dubai.
JAPAN and helped select colors for the cars for the Indian market. NICOLE KIDMAN. •Ritu Beri represented the Indian Fashion Industry in a seminar held by COMITE COLBERT. •Ritu Beri was a consultant at HARRODS. SWAROVSKI. •Ritu Beri was a consultant to various International brands like VOLVO CARS. PARIS to better understand the Indian growth in various sectors. HONDA MOTORS. Ritu Beri was the FIRST Asian to head a French Fashion House SCHERRER. IVANA TRUMP. •Ritu Beri was the FIRST Indian designer to be featured in PROMOSTYL. 2001.ft. fusion section. •Ritu Beri represented India for L'OREAL (official make-up professionals for all Ritu Beri events) at the Cannes Film Festival. the magazine that forecasts world trends. •Ritu Beri has designed clothes for famous world celebrities like PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON. Ritu Beri has designed for the world's most popular doll. PRINCE CHARLES to name a few. .•INTERNATIONAL •First Indian Designer to showcase in PARIS. ANDY MCDOWELL. UK for a short-term project to create a 9000 sq. THE BARBIE DOLL.
•Ritu Beri was part of the Non Government body THE INDO FRENCH FORUM. Ritu Beri was a Board Member for the AFRO-ASIAN GAMES COMMITTEE.•POSITIONS HELD: •Ritu Beri was a Board of Governor of THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY. Ritu Beri was on the Board for the jewelry department and institute of the WORLD GOLD COUNCIL OF INDIA. •Ritu Beri is part of the Governing Council of THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN. . representing India in France. Ritu Beri was part of the Bidding Committee for the OLYMPIC GAMES to be held in Paris in 2012.
. Ask anyone who knows her . designing starched headgear and improvising their aprons. Army parties are very formal. and my Dad did so to the hilt.. With such fine examples around me. but her intrinsic style. I had to be influenced . The environment encourages you to be fastidious about your appearance. Her elegance in pearls and diamonds were her trademark. I love to watch her dressing. my army background also ensured that clothes were becoming a part of my life. structured and British in their approach to dressing.Unconsciously. My mother is beautiful. adding frills at the hem. and her pastel chiffons that floated around her. I must honestly admit my doctoral ambitions were somewhat thwarted by the fact that I spent more time musing over how the wardrobe of the medical team should look rather than on the more noble and gory aspects of the trade. My mind would buzz with designs for dressing up the nurses.she is stunning.I ended up wanting to dress up everyone to look like they did. I was always designing the doctor's over coat with an interesting pocket detail for his stethoscope. he is a rebel in his conventional dinner jackets. A natty dresser in unusual colors. her hair piled up high in a bouffant which she so skillfully wound. Mentally. she lit up the army with not just her looks. Complete with a stethoscope and a black bag for my medical tools. and unconventional in a contemporary way. I always wanted to be a doctor. When I was very small. It didn't take me long to figure out . In those days.
. focus and single-mindedness were the bedrocks on which you were expected to build your life. College was not for me.. why . to the rest of the world... No chauffeur driven cars or expensive toys. that there was a tough world out there which had to be tackled and that this was the time to hone my skills to take on future challenges. only museum holidays abroad. And I design for the other women who will watch her. wish & wonder . I was intrigued by fashion design. I could not draw. This protected world was fleeting. so I hand-knitted a sweater and wore it for my interview to show how it would look. 10 balls of wool and 2 knitting I create for the cowgirl who dares. I worked hard and I played equally hard at extra-curricular activities. No. a part of me sensed that it was only a temporary haven.and from there with thanks. NIFT . changing. who sets her own rules and loves social existence.My earliest memories are those of any child brought up in a military home. On the contrary. Discipline. While I was protected in the army. I was accepted into the first session of India‟s Fashion Institute.
to say. My parents encouraged us to dream constantly. I decided to design occasion wear for the little tots which has been a very joyful experience. “Great human societies are the creations not of profiteers but of dreamers. Since I was ten. It was meant for me. and we ran it with glee.In my journey to dress Gia(my daughter). Dreaming was the fabric of my existence. I do believe Paris is my destiny.” . Therefore. there was much I wanted to express. I was inspired by women icons who lived beyond the here and now. Without dreams. Tagore said. I breathed them like air. It was a race for perfection. I could do the same. I discovered that in India. I became irritatingly focused. like my companions. children's wear is largely restricted to ready-to-wear. When I was young. my life would be empty and on my dreams. I wished one day. well. Paris is where I wanted to be. I wanted to create. I wove them around me.
Her presentations gave the French fashion connoisseurs a glimpse into mystical India. Scherer. She is the first Asian designer to head the French fashion brand. The first Indian fashion ambassador to show on the catwalks of Paris she then traveled the globe showing her creations to critical acclaim. Katrina Walks in this beautiful ball gown style lehnga . a protégé of embroidery maestro Francois Lesage. The Parisians were abuzz with exclamations and praises of the rich display of luxurious silks. brocades and the prevalent use of Mogul motifs.Ritu Beri is a New Delhi based International fashion designer. Ritu Beri brought her label alive in 1990 when India was still awakening to the couture era. Swift as silk she forayed into France.
emerald green. silver. also jewel tones like fuchsia. Brocades & sheer fabrics are all very popular this season. Silks. antique zari work & rich silk thread embroidery. . lilac and celadon would work too. The preferred embellishments are crystal work. orange.Explore colors other than red & maroon such as metallic tones like gold. candy floss pink and Naples Yellow. pastels like aqua blue.
. Dresses are here to stay again. shades of white and ecru. From Floral prints to clean lines. focusing on neutral colors and transparent fabrics. mint green.The colors for this season are serene yet bubbly. Monochrome Layering is going to be a big trend for 2009. bold shoulders & everything else to lift up your shape. peaches and blues. yolk and ochre yellows. Black-nwhite would be a strong color combination this year to take note of.
The frills and ruffles with the jacquard jacket add a modern look to the traditional lehnga. Giving a royal look .golden is mixed with champagne and pink color. these lehngas make it to haute couture! .
the use of net in ruffles along with the Jewelled choli is such a perfect use of rich Indian Art on fabric! This is from her summer/spring resort collection. . The chiffon print with the thick belt is hot for all occasions.The embroidery .
.This dress and hat portrays the Indian Royalty of the times of the Victorian era.
Beginning with 100 stores in India by August 2004.‟ The stores will sell international pret collections like T-shirts.000 and Rs 2. Sources pointed out that the company was close to finalizing a franchisee deal in France. The stores will be operated under Ritu Beri Fashions Ltd. The pret chain is expected to post a retail turnover of Rs 35-40 crore in the first year of operation. jackets and pair of trousers in the price range of Rs 800. which is equity-funded by five strategic investors. Rs 5. Ritu Beri Pret retail concept will be extended to overseas markets as well. Ms Beri is believed to have a large international couture (hi-fashion) following in eight countries with around three dozen stores. besides Ms Beri herself.200 respectively. . With the launch of the new project.Price range Leading couture designer Ritu Beri is readying to set up a chain of pret-a-porter (ready-to-wear) stores under the brand „Ritu Beri Pret. Ms Beri will discontinue selling her labels from other fashion stores in the country.
Prince Charles and Nicole Kidman. Ritu is a columnist for many leading journals. . the designer`s journey is a perfect representation of Indian fashion`s inroads into the worldwide fashion scenario. she is likely to pave the way for many more Indian designers to come. Apart from being a fabulous and top fashion designer she has got the heart of gold. She is the force behind making India emerge as a power in the fashion industry. She has been awarded the chance as well as the challenge of designing for Indian counterpart in the curtain Raiser ceremony of Olympics at Atlanta. This charming woman has the fire to make a difference in the fashion world. With her stunning good looks and innovative designs.Special Contribution of Ritu Beri Beri has made a mark with her chic apparel. From showcasing at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week to dressing up notable international celebrities such as Bill Clinton. Beri sells her creations through boutiques in France and Germany and a store in New Delhi. The funds raised through this collection would go for animal care. She is highly compassionate for animals for which she has also started a project called `Caring means sharing`. This collection would exhibit a wide array of products.
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