Blending old with the new

Blending old with the new

Designer Ridhi Arora showcased her collection ‘Anmol- precious wrapped in precious’ at a recent event in which biggies of the industry like Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Anju Modi also took part.

The entire show, which was dedicated to khadi, saw special children of Tamana School walking the ramp adorning creations by all the designers. Metrolife talked to the newbie who shared more about her collection, her idea of fashion and more.

Tell us about the collection.
The collection is modern and feminine, yet crafted in the Indian fabric, giving the garments an interesting twist. The use of pastel tones in solids, stripes, checks, embellished with ‘resham’ work creates a perfect summer wardrobe, which is Indian but in a very modern way. Though khadi has a very dull and rough texture, it is perfect for Indian summers. By using this fabric, I am trying to reinvent the art of dressing. Emphasis is laid on creating interesting drapes and flows to bring out the modern way of using the age-old fabric.

How do you see the future of khadi in India?
There is no time span that has ever prevailed in India for organic or natural product lines. Khadi also has a long way to go as the world of fads is changing into the world of khadi.

How well do you think khadi is accepted internationally?
Foreign people are in the favour of our skin, our styling and our dressing. Khadi has made a great impact internationally. It is seen in their basic dresses, their silhouettes and also on some red carpet attires.

Why did you choose fashion?
Fashion has always been my passion. I wanted to design for all the stylish people around. And so I started my venture ‘Ridhi Arora’ in 2012.


What is fashion for you?
Fashion, for me, is an art, and all my clients are like canvas for me. I like to embellish all the qualities of the garment and its style on my pretty girls and also enhance their inner virtues and the beauty with the help of the garment they wear.

You shared the stage with some biggies of the industry. How was the experience?
It was an honourable experience for me. Tying up with Tamana School and styling garments for them was an auspicious moment for our venture.


What are you working on next?
The next collection we are working on is ‘Chandni Raatein’ which is my first bridal collection. We will be launching it by July. It’s USP will be the marble work and the pastel shades.

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