Cel­e­brat­ing fem­i­n­ity

Re­hane, 43

India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI -

Re­hane’s tryst with fash­ion be­gan even be­fore lux­ury couture found a pur­pose in Chen­nai. Re­hane be­lieves the city has evolved to her creative sen­si­bil­i­ties over the last 16 years. So, when she tells you she has “at­tained mok­sha” as far as de­sign­ing is con­cerned, you be­lieve her. But Re­hane’s abil­ity to ef­fort­lessly un­der­stand and craft classy, el­e­vated Euro­pean sil­hou­ettes has not de­terred her from draw­ing her pri­mary in­spi­ra­tion from her rich, eth­nic roots. And she takes ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to make that clear. “I am in the great­est awe of my cul­ture and de­sign­ing wise, there’s noth­ing more In­dia needs to learn. Our rich fab­ric her­itage is proof to this,” she says.

Re­hane’s de­signs un­abashedly cel­e­brate the fem­i­nine, “My clothes can be so nau­se­at­ingly fem­i­nine and sen­su­ous at times and full of ro­mance. My sig­na­ture el­e­ment comes from the way I use bright pas­tels and my clothes are for ev­ery woman – in ev­ery role and of ev­ery age,” she says. In her next un­ti­tled col­lec­tion, Re­hane will cater to the youth, her in­spi­ra­tion drawn from the vi­brant flavours of In­dia. TIP Move away from the monochro­matic colours, beiges and greys; draw from your own vi­brant, ro­bust aes­thetic and don’t straight­jacket your style. TREND WATCH I think we will have a lot of gha­gras mor­ph­ing into gowns, with or­nate veils for brides. A lot of tra­di­tional clothes in ikat and mul- mul will be a hit. Jump­suits are go­ing to be hot and midis are go­ing to make a come­back. STORE 1/ 125, Nungam­bakkam High Road, Nungam­bakkam Tel 65195850

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