Rina Dhaka

Label: Rina Dhaka The 'Goddess of Oomph' of Indian fashion, designer Rina Dhaka styles clothes with a lot of fun. Being in the industry for quite some time, Rina feels that globalization has opened up avenues for young and dynamic women and with it, the options of women designers as well. To be in sync with demand for comfortable, yet stylish outfits for offices, designers are trying out all possibilities of being creative. Rina Dhaka emphasizes silhouette and is willing to take risks. In one collection, she mixed fur and boots with her Indian outfits, to create a unique look. Every time, Dhaka tries to give four to five looks to in her collection. Early Life Rina Dhaka has been a dreamer ever since her childhood. For her, visuals are always more important than words. After completing her graduation, she did a training project with Intercraft and also trained under Evan Grandhal. She had opened up a salwar kameez boutique for one of her friend. It was also around this time that Mutiny and Ensemble were coming up as fashion houses. Rina stated designing for these fashion houses and her designs were well received by the people and thus, it confirmed her entry into fashion forum. Career and Success It was very early in her career when Rina got accolades for one of her design for the Miss India event from Rohit Khosla, the only ingenious designer of that time. The encouragement acted as a booster for Rina, who was all the more excited to bring out the best in her. Her first show in Singapore "The Best of Indian Haute Couture" met with a thumping success. Rina has also won a Yuva Rattan award in career, which is spread over almost three decades now. She is best known for her theme collections - sheer trousers, crochet, stretch jersey, woolens and spider web motifs. Western wear still remains an area of dominance, though she also designs ethnic and conventional attires. She prides on the fact that her pieces can be worn as separates. Attaining a lot of success nationally, Dhaka has also achieved accredits internationally. Her works were featured in magazines, such as Vogue and Elle. Brand and Clientele Rina Dhaka has her collections, under the label 'Rina Dhaka', in stores like Carma-Delhi, Design Studio-Mumbai, Kimaya-Mumbai, Selfridges-London, Coin-Italy and Lord and Taylor-New York. She has also opened a studio in Hauz Khaz village for Lycra in Delhi. The clientele list of this bold designer includes eminent personalities such as Naomi Campbell, Uma Thruman, Susan

patchwork. etc. She is best known for her theme collections . Molly Simns. Lara Dutta. crochet. party wear and office attire. was an astounding success. Rina Dhaka Rina Dhaka has been a part and parcel of the Indian fashion scene for the past fifteen years. woolens and spider web motifs. Her forte remains western wear and she prides on the fact that her pieces can be worn separately. tastefully blended to create sexy strappy T-shirts worn with skirts and trousers. and with designer Evan Grandhal. Tara Palmen Tomkison. She is also impatient with the shapeless jackets and lenghas. Ajanta and labels of popular brands. and Diana Hayden. in the sixties. and she entered the fashion fray. hence she has brought back a lot of the fitted clothes. With Indian women beginning to work in the outside world and becoming more independent. fringes and shadow work embroideries. Though her strength lies in designing knits for Western wear. Fashion Shows LIFW 2002 Rina Dhaka featured Indian heritage having T-shirts with motifs taken from Indian miniatures. Her creation had beautiful thread work. which are worn at all weddings. there`s a market for both western and Indian clothing. stretch jersey.Fales Hill. which were just coming up as fashion houses. which was attended by their President. Her work has been featured in publications such as Marie Claire Paris. the churidhars which were done earlier. She also made a line of designs for `Mutiny` and `Ensemble`. Her show in Singapore. After college. Early in her career. LIFW 2003 . She was encouraged by his appreciation and has striven to keep up the spirit of innovation. She also set up a `Salwar Kameez` boutique for one of her acquaintances. Rina did a training project with Intercraft. Her extensive use of surface texturing in a variety of silhouettes boggled the mind. Indian wear basics support her western wear creations. Her clothes were well received. Madame Figaro Paris.sheer trousers. Now she has also started doing Indian garments in knit and other fabrics. New York Post. Rina Dhaka emphasizes silhouettes and in one collection she mixed fur and boots with her Indian outfits and always gives five or six looks in each collection. the only fashion designer back who known for his innovativeness. one of her designs for the Miss India events caught the eye of the late Rohit Khosla. Vanity Fair. Vogue London. Various International fashion magazines `Vogue` and `Elle` have featured her work. She believes in being true to her creativity and she has also opened a studio in Hauz Khas Village for Lycra.

Skirt lengths were short. She also made a line of designs for `Mutiny` and `Ensemble`.ikat prints. mirrorwork. 50`s and 60`s. delicately compact mushroom-underside like pleating and joyously colourful patchwork enhanced with wool baubles and seaming. Rina Dhaka has been a part and parcel of the Indian fashion scene for the past fifteen years. slim skirts with fitted blouses. Dhaka`s Fall/Winter 2005 collection had short black dresses. georgette. and plenty of glitter. LIFW 2004 Rina Dhaka started off with a very bold and fearless fashion statement presenting the James Bond girls with a collection that was a delight to watch. beads. Rina did a training project with Intercraft. Her clothes were well received. LIFW 2005 Drawing her inspiration from the 40`s. lace. this one was almost entirely dominated by black. The focus was on slinky body fits achieved through stretch knit skirts that skimmed the waist and then erupted into gorgeous volumes.From a designer whose colour palette is so often vibrant we saw a much more subdued mood. embellished denims and churidar pants with kurtas. silver embroidery and white patchwork. The collection was all about being sexy yet sophisticated. and with designer Evan Grandhal. bra tops. skirts which were worn with tights and cat suits. indigos. often with the flippy asymmetric hemlines that Anita Dongre did so well. satins and mesh lycra. sequins. silks. Rina Dhaka created a Hollywood inspired collection with a rich choice of colours and a liberal touch of shine. lavender and old rose. Unlike her previous collections. to greys.ivory. gota and beadwork. viscose. Her western silhouettes were created from a variety of modern fabrics including lycra. for a body hugging line. use of gold shimmer which is very strong for Spring-Summer 2005. Her dresses and skirts were made up of antique looking fabrics patched together and embellished with laces. sequins. blacks and taupes. The fabrics were sensual chiffons. After college. There was beautiful sequining in silver and gold done into fish scale perfection. all accentuating the contours of the female body. like chikan. It`s simple. Wills Lifestyle IFW 2006 It was the Fall -Winter collection running into a festive season. leheriya. clean and polished look reminiscing of the 90`s and had a feel of 2006. which were just coming up as fashion houses. sage. She showcased ivory capris. and panné velvet. tribal embroidery (one of the only flashes of bright colour). Embellishment was used liberally through Swarovski crystals. She also set up a `Salwar Kameez` boutique for one of her acquaintances. Trousers were slim line flares. There were lots of Indian touches to be seen. The colours of this range were classic . Fabrics like cashmere. and she entered the fashion fray. silk georgette was used. =-=-=-<advertisement>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-\ Buy Pakistani / Indian dresses online . with colours ranging from white.

Logon to www. Various International fashion magazines `Vogue` and `Elle` have featured her work. She is best known for her theme collections . She is also impatient with the shapeless jackets and lenghas. With Indian women beginning to work in the outside world and becoming more independent. the churidhars which were done earlier. sherwanis. party wear and office attire. one of her designs for the Miss India events caught the eye of the late Rohit Khosla. which was attended by their President. Order online today and your outfit will be with you within 15 days no matter if you are thousand miles afar. She believes in being true to her creativity and she has also opened a studio in Hauz Khas Village for Lycra. Now she has also started doing Indian garments in knit and other fabrics. crochet. Her show in Singapore. in the sixties. Indian wear basics support her western wear creations. hence she has brought back a lot of the fitted clothes. Her forte remains western wear and she prides on the fact that her pieces can be worn separately. She was encouraged by his appreciation and has striven to keep up the spirit of innovation. kurta pyjama. woolens and spider web motifs.sheer trousers. embroidered heavy dresses. choori daar pajama. bridal wear and haute coutures.Men's and Women's shalwar kameez. which are worn at all weddings. Though her strength lies in designing knits for Western wear. the only fashion designer back who known for his innovativeness.bargello. (South London Ilford Southall and Green Street Soho Road manchester birmingham) california (san diego sacramento haywar artesia laguna hills Berkeley Newark Sunnyvale Santa Clara Fremont Northridge Diamond Bar Beverly Hills CA) los angeles LA new york florida (orlando miami FL) georgia (decatur sw atlanta liburn ne atlanta norcross GA) illinois (chicago lincolnwood) maryland (Langely Park Woodlawn Rockville Baltimore MD) massachusetts (Boxboro Boston Westford MA) michigan (Wixom Farmington Hills Madison Heights Garden City Oak Park MI) new jersey (Iselin Jersey City Edison Carteret Fairfield NJ) new york (Oak Tree Road Jackson Heights Hicksville Floral Park Elmont Bellerose NY) pennsylvannia (Pittsburgh Philadelphia Warminster PA) texas (Vista Camino San Antonio Dallas Houston Austin Richardson Irving TX) San francisco (Bay Area richmond San Carlos San Mateo Burlingame SF) Washington DC (Bethesda Kensington McLean Springfield Reston Arlington) Missouri (kansas city) Kansas (Manhattan Wichitia) Delaware (newark) Colorado (Denver) Arizona Connecticut Iowa Michigan Minnesota Nevada North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Portland Richmond Seattle Tennessee Virginia Wisconsin . Rina Dhaka emphasizes silhouettes and in one collection she mixed fur and boots with her Indian outfits and always gives five or six looks in each collection. was an astounding success. stretch jersey. there`s a market for both western and Indian clothing.com Early in her career.

she has also had impressive international victory. Neeta Lulla has been one name which has been prevalent in the industry since two decades now. with Kimi Katkar. the ground floor holds diffusion line (Neeta Lulla Nishq). Apart from being the 'desi' style guru. The challenge to create designs for the high profile and larger than life movies like Jodha Akhbar and Devdas have been very well met by Neeta Lulla. The designer has made a niche for herself. the talented designer has each time surpassed her own record. the designer has moved a step further and launched a flagship store in Mumbai.. dull gold and aquamarine.S. creating the costumes of the era long lost. Globally. who tuned them to the richness and charismatic period of the movies. in the late 1980's. Neeta Lulla has a whole bunch of Bollywood biggies in her kitty as her clientele. The simple yet elegant look of Sridevi won her not only great accolades. Mahima Chowdhary to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan the designer has roped them all. with almost over 350 movies to her credit.Neeta Lulla Couture lines: Neeta Lulla Coutre. to the majestic appearance of Paro and the recent Jodha. . Monte Carlo and Rome. The designer has been an active contributor in giving the actors a look to die for. but have also acquired great acclaims globally. made of ivory. Neeta Lulla has done a number of shows in U. Brand and Clientele An expert in bridal trousseau and a national award winner. Neeta is also designing costumes for Gurinder ChadhaPaul Myeda's 'Mistress of Spices'. Neeta Lulla Nishq From simplicity to royalty. Tabu. Neeta Lulla has it all to her credit. with Aishwarya Rai once again in the lead. She is also working for Tanuja Chandra's English film and one more untitled Hollywood film. However. to create a new high. She was commissioned to design all the costumes for Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole in the Hollywood mega film 'One Night with the King'. but also a national award for designing great attires. Juhi Chawla. Jeanne Naoroji. Canada. has two lines of collection. This two-storey showroom. Career and Success The ingenious capabilities of Neeta Lulla has kept her going strong past two splendid decades. They have also won her national award. From the elegant look of Chandni and the underdone colors of Yuva. From Sridevi. Early Life Neeta Lulla started as an assistant to the former Indian leading fashion choreographer. While the basement caters to the bridal lounge (Neeta Lulla Coutre). Her journey in the fashion fraternity has no looking back since then. she started off with her first venture in Bollywood with the film Tamasha. the glare of publicity that brought her instant stardom in the fashion world of Bollywood came with the movie 'Lamhe'. Her designs have not only been recognized in India. After designing for movies and the who's who of the industry. After gaining experience and knowledge in the field.

Filmography Some of the famous movies Neeta Lulla has been a part of are:                                           Jodhaa Akbar Bhram Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Baabul Zindaggi Rocks Ankahee Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Home Delivery Bhaggmati Main Aisa Hi Hoon Kisna Raincoat Garv Yuva Ishq Hai Tumse Jhankaar Beats Devdas Ajnabee Kasoor Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya Dil Kya Kare Haseena Maan Jaayegi Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam International Khiladi Major Saab Zor Deewana Mastana Itihaas Hero No.1 Ghatak Mr. Bechara Jeet Daraar Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Tu Chor Mein Sipahi Hum Aapke Hai Kaun Virasat Aatish Chaand Ka Tukdaa Darr Khalnayak Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke .

He graduated two years later. he was brought up in various cities of India. he got admission in NIFT. . according to his date of birth. House of Valaya entered into a licensing agreement with Genesis Color Private Ltd to design and manufacture its diffusion label "Valaya Quantum". after winning various awards that included The Prix de Incitation in Paris.Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Valaya worked as a chartered accountant. The Thapar-Dupont Medal. Career and Success JJ Valaya was the first designer to host a solo fashion show in India. with dollops of contemporary classicism clinging onto it. Studio Valaya. he launched his brand "JJ Valaya" in 1991. His creative skills are apparent from the fact that he remained the best artist and calligraphist in school for five years at a stretch. Delhi. However. this did not continue for a long time. along with his two elder brothers. His brand consisted of couture line of attire. Born in an army family. he infuses with it the spanking new styles. Valaya Quantum JJ Valaya is some times referred to as the 'Monarch of Indian Fashion'. as after 18 months he put his wings to fly and followed his desire of becoming a fashion designer. JJ Valaya comes from the Desert of India . JJ Valaya is also regarded as the trend setter of the fashion fraternity. This was followed by "Valaya Home" in 1996 and a prêt label "Studio Valaya" in 1999. Valaya Home. The Elyxa award and the KLM-NIFT Trophy. His label that was established almost three decades earlier still has strong grip of the market and excels in wedding attires and evening wears. Rajasthan Label: JJ Valaya. His effort to create timeless attires. In 1989. His splendid collection of hand embroideries and exquisite bridal trousseau are a rage in the fashion world globally.     Parampara Dil Aashna Hai Lamhe Chandni JJ VALAYA  Place of Birth: Jodhpur. which gained great accolades from the fashion fraternity. has a fresh look and looks distinct from all the other designer wears. TJ Singh's entrepreneurial abilities. for both men and women. Though his roots are dipped to the past. Hand in hand with brother. He did his graduation in the commerce stream from Chandigarh College After graduation.  Early Life Ruled by the planet Saturn. In September 2006. He was also the first Indian designer to showcase his collection along with prominent International Designer Todd Oldham.

such as furniture. Rocky S Noir Femme and Rocky s Noir Pour Hommes was unveiled by Arjun Rampal at Aurus Lounge.D Institute for fashion designing and got formal training. Rocky studied commerce. his desire of being a fashion designer was not taken swiftly by his family members. stunning fabrics and home furnishings. apart from cuisine. Singapore. Dubai. tapestries. but would not name them giving them total privacy.   Rocky S Label: Rocky S Fragrance: Rocky S Noir Femme and Rocky s Noir Pour Hommes Store: Rocky S Rocky S has made quite a name for himself in the fashion fraternity of India. He recommended people what to wear and helped them in their dressing sense. Valaya also has a long list of clients. including the ones in New York. he has moved further. India. being the first Indian designer to launch a fragrance. Being a family which was into main stream work environment. while his other brother was an accountant by profession. It was then that he decided to take up fashion designing as a profession. with the film Yaadien. London. the revival was for clothes. Hong Kong and Johannesburg as well as in most major Indian cities. but also provides a whole lot of luxury products. but also changed the trend in the industry. All they understood about fashion designing was that it was a sophisticated version for a job of a tailor. He is a founder member on the Board of Governors of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and the Official Brand Ambassador for Swarovski. He joined the J. haute couture and footwear. JJ Valaya has several successful solo fashion shows in his kitty. The young and talented designer has renewed the way fashion is operated in India. It not only caters to fashion lovers. he moved against the normal flow of work and chose to make a name in the fashion world. but after much resentment. His elder brother was into construction. Paris. Rocky S had his way. with the launch of his brand 'Rocky S'.Valaya's novelty and his brother's entrepreneurial capabilities have made the House of Valaya a pioneer in the Indian fashion Industry. but his haunting interest in clothes pre-occupied his mind always. Having an artistic mind and a flair for creativity. After making a niche in the industry as well as a successful venture into the retailing forum. His father was a chartered accountant. Brand and Clientele House of Valaya is one of India's most respected fashion houses. His ingeniously created designs were not only creatively applauded. He also made an entry into Bollywood. The idea seemed absurd to them. Being blessed with an innovative mind and novel ideas for .  Early Life As a college student. He brought an age of revival and this time.

He started doing bridal couture. One can be sure that his clothes would have no heavy embroideries and no stiff clothes. by the name "Boulevard Benzer" His client list includes stars likes John Abraham.clothing. as the official head designer. Known for his excellent construction. Rocky S is now planning to launch a children's wear collection and a line of ethnic indo-western fusion garments. but it seemed like destiny had other plans for him. His designs became a rage in the industry and he was thus approached by producers who lined him for their various projects. His profile. he has participated in a number of fashion shows. reasonably priced line for the modern working woman. which served as the turning point of his career. Rocky S would open a lifestyle store. he launched his own boutique 'Rocky S' in Juhu. in September 1996. vibrant and full of life collection. Career and Success Rocky S has his first job at the Roopam. His art designs truly reflect the inspiration drawn from ancient India. He plans to venture into the international forum and be globally recognized as a trendsetter. who likes to be fashionable yet conservative. he just needed to polish his skills. Rocky S has not only mastered the art of designing clothes for movies. club wear. The boutique has both men and women designer collections. His first break into the glitz world. home furnishing and accessories and now. Bipasha Basu. Hrithik Roshan. The drive to gain international fame and success took him to DusseldorfGermany. was when he designed for Akshay Kumar. They would be easy to carry. as an individual entity.   Wendell Roderick Label: Wendell Roderick Wendell Roderick is among the few designers who are obsessed with Indian fashion. Simple cuts and perfectly conceived light and fluid attires are his forte. in the organization worked wonders for him. where he participated in IGEDO fair. has made a jump into the fragrance industry. He has collaborated with the corporate house Sepia as their creative consultant and has come up with contemporary. After getting a hold in Bollywood. Rocky S left Roopam for a full fledged career in designing the outfits of stars. Priyanka Chopra and even Beyoncé Knowles. This was Rocky's launch pad in Bollywood. He had already set up a small scale manufacturing unit. displaying his inventive and original styles. In three years of his association with Roopam. but has also plunged into the other sectors of the industry. detailing and finish. Known for giving a young. he grew as a designer. for their films as well as privately. to give a vent to his creativity. Being overloaded with designing offers from Bollywood. Brand and Clientele Rocky S makes clothes under his label 'Rocky S' only. yet give that elegant look . Katrina Kaif. Shilpa Shetty. Salman Khan.

His creativity is sharply visible in his exceptional collection of VISIONNAIRE. Tribal symbols of Shiva and Vishnu. appointed by the Government of Goa. Apart from designing. the Four Seasons. ELLE's Nirja Shah. Goa that promotes handspun Khadi. He is also a Patron of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust. like addressing on World Costume History. Wendell Roderick shifted base to Goa. Wendell retails at country's best stores.that one aspires to have. cosmetic giant Lakme and diamond corporate DeBeers. He has designed uniforms for the Goa State Traffic Police. He has earned a lot of recognition in the fashion circuit and has amused people with the simplicity projected in his designs. Chairman of the courses committee at the Board of Technical Education. before plunging onto the fashion world. such as Garden Vareli. After completing his training in Los Angeles and Paris. Right now. he was involved with designing advertisements for Wellspun. Delsey. The collection had Braille onto fabrics for the visually impaired people. creating splendid collections every time. Internationally. he came back to India in 1988. to create a place for Goa in the world map of fashion. the Vasco Sports Club football team and the staff of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. His collection reflected his inspiration drawn from the Tibetan Monasteries. Tattoos of the Lambadi tribe and Clothing the Soul. His aim. Brand and Clientele Wendell Rodrick has done a lot of work state of Goa.which was uniquely conceptualized. It was in 1990 that the designer launched his own label 'Wendell Roderick'. Dusseldorf. the Harem at Istanbul. Breguet and Raymond Weil. including the celebrated Wendell Rodricks Design Space in Panjim. The designer has also worked with renowned Kathak dancer Daksha Sheth. Wendell Roderick was the first Indian who had got an opportunity to display his collection at the world's largest garment fair at IGEDO. lettering for the country's leading women's magazine. he is also concerned with other sectors of the industry. Wendell Roderick's clothes could be worn at society at large.  . he plans to launch a book on Goa's clothing tradition. Career and success Three years later after launching his own label.  Early Life Wendell had successfully completed his term in hotel management. has been triumphant only because of his sheer hard work and successful fashion shows. Wendell spent designing attires for reputed companies. the Goa Marriott Resort. and member Advisory Board of Fashion Institutes and Lakme Fashion Week. models like Achla Sachdev and Nina Manuel keep raving at his designs. The next two years. SWATCH Bijoux.

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