Belonging to a family involved in Garment Exports, Rimzim Dadu was introduced to the manufacture of clothing at an early age and it was only natural that she would eventually take to finish professionally. After graduating from Pearl Academy of Fashion, India, she set up an independent label in October 2007. Since then she has showcased seasonal lines of women’s wear at the fashion weeks in Mumbai and New Delhi coupled with prestigious International shows like Tranoi, Paris.
Her inclination has always been towards surfaces and her very foundation rests on surface texturing, not just on using textiles; She looks at ways of using traditional materials in more inventive ways. She is drawn to details in the extreme and this fascination for micro components in surface textures can take obsessive proportions. Rimzim Dadu’s line of luxury ready to wear women’s garment is reflective of her approach towards latest fashion trends and textiles – minimal yet detail oriented.
The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) commenced with their Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week, in association with EbixCash, Spring-Summer 2020 from October 9 to 12, 2019. Almost 100 designers are showcasing their path-breaking collections at LMIFW SS’20 on the runway and through stalls. The theme this season, #MyFashionMyTribe, reflects the reality of the fashion world, which is like an extended family.
Rimzim Dadu with her collection on the ramp, paid glowing tributes to movement of waves and ripples on the opening day of the extravaganza and latest in fashion trends.
Dadu, known for innovative textiles and material exploration, drew inspiration from the idea of movement – frozen in time and sculpted in material.She said she used her signature materials like steel wires and metallic cords to create a clothing line that are structured yet fluid, inspired by waves and ripples in the ocean.
This collection also launched her first-ever line of menswear with metallic bomber jackets, textured Nehru jackets and sherwani jackets among others making it to the range.”I had been thinking of doing a men’s line for quite some time. And with this collection, I thought men should also have fun with fashion,” she said.
Dadu gave a festive touch to her collection using jewel tones of gold, bronze, emerald and teal. Experimenting with latest fashion trends in shades of pink, lavender, purple, emerald, the collection ranged from dresses, jacket dresses to the label’s signature sari in fabrics of chanderi, satin and foil. Accessories like bags and earrings also reflected the brand’s statement.
Apart from Dadu, other designers also showcased their collections on the very day. Samant Chauhan, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja and Huemn were few who came up with the most fascinating of creations on the ramp.