The recipient of the Yuv Rattan Award and the high-flying designer, Rina Dhaka
has been a part of the Indian fashion scene for the past 15 years. She initially became famous after having shown her couture collection at the Singapore Fashion Week 2002 under the show, 'The Best Of Indian Haute Couture'.
Initially, Rina had planned to design a western line for the show, but later has decided to showcase Indian wear by using fabrics that were essentially Indian, such as georgettes, embellishments and the embroidery.
The designer has worked with Evan Grandhal after completing a training project with Intercraft and has also set up a 'Salwar Kameez' boutique for one of her acquaintances.
Early in her career, one of her designs for the Miss India events caught the eye of Rohit Khosla, the only fashion designer back then known for his innovativeness and was further encouraged.
The first show in Singapore was an astounding success and is also famous for her shapeless jackets and lenghas worn during weddings as she emphasises silhouettes and had even mixed fur and boots with her Indian outfits.
She sells her label in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, London, Italy and New York, while her clothes are worn by icons such as Naomi Campbell, Uma Thruman, Susan Fales Hill, Molly Simns, Tara Palmen Tomkison, Lara Dutta, Diana Hyaden to name a few.