After having actors like Zarine Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez as showstoppers in the past, designers Riyaz and Reshma Gangji have chosen Yuvika Chaudhary to take the final bow with them. She is very cute, sensitive and has all the qualities, which best speak of the Truth collection. Moreover, Yuvika happens to be the face of Gitanjali, with whom they are presenting this collection.
This is his forté and there is no way designer Riyaz is going to digress from what he is best at - wedding couture. And just like every time, even this edition of the Bangalore Fashion Week will see the designer duo Riyaz and Reshma present their latest bridal collection, Truth. "I'm sure people will love this line. When I walk down the streets, I notice there are stores selling copies of my work. Obviously, they are copying it because my work is good and people are asking for it," expresses Riyaz.
The designer continues, "In the last 20 years of my career, I must have done around 200 shows and have realised no matter how modern we are, when it comes to weddings, everything is traditional. I personally believe that a wedding is not just about the bride and the groom, but a family affair, where parents have their own dreams about their sons/daughters ensemble. Keeping all this in mind, we created Truth, which I would call fashion re-invented in the form of a heritage collection."
Riyaz adds, "It's all typical Indian wedding colours like red, gold, maroon and green among others. In this collection, you will see a little bit of velvet, georgette and jacquard. But I have also tried to use Indian fabrics sourced from weavers from small towns in Kolkata and Bhagalpur among other states. I think this gives us a chance to get to know and encourage our weavers. I ensure that 25% of the material used in all our collections is handloom and hand-woven fabric."