A zeal for colours

A zeal for colours

A zeal for colours

Celebrity designer Ritu Seksaria, a graduate from London School of Fashion, is known for her label ‘Vyoum’. It’s her flair for creativity that has brought her to where she is now. 

 Blush, mint and champagne are the primary colours that are highlighted in her latest collection. This collection also focusses on Persian embroidery and is for the women of substance. She has also ventured out to menswear with this collection.

In a chat with Surupasree Sarmmah, Ritu talks about the most creative outfit she has designed, must-haves in a summer wardrobe and her fashion mantra.

Which colour would you like to see in your dream design?
Blush pink is my favourite. I would like to see this colour in a long skirt and a crop top with a light ‘dupatta’ to add details to the outfit.
Three must-haves in your summer wardrobe...
Hair accessories are fun and make a statement on its own. A white shirt and a long dress are the other must-haves.

Most creative outfit you have worked on...
I designed a ‘lehenga’ for my cousin which had ‘zardozi’ embroidery with Victorian inspiration. To give it an Indian touch, I used gold on gold. It was a detailed outfit
and quite inventive.

The most stylish celebrity in the industry today...
I like how Deepika Padukone mixes and matches her outfits and carries it with grace. Sushmita Sen is another actor whom I admire. She is bubbly and has a lot of energy. She carries off any outfit with the same zeal.

With the IPL season at its peak, what can one wear to the stands?
An asymmetrical white dress or a pastel coloured outfit goes well with a simple neckpiece. It’s flattering and an easy wear.

Your other interests apart from fashion designing...
Anything that has a creative element is an instant attraction for me. Doing up my house when I am free is one of them. I like to meet my friends and just hang out with them.

Describe your fashion mantra.
Simple and classic with a touch of glamour.

One outfit that can be an extension from a daywear to an evening wear...
I would suggest a black dress or a long casual gown.

A word of advice to aspiring designers.
If you are working on a bespoke attire, you should always make sure to design an outfit that compliments your customer's personality.