Fashion designer Ms Rina Dhaka has been officially launched as the ‘mentor’ for the designer students by the JD Institute of Fashion Technology. At the event, the audience witnessed the association of two eminent personalities in the field of design Ms Rina Dhaka who is an Iconic Indian designer and Ms Rupal Dalal who has been a pioneer in the field of design education.
For the past two decades, Rina Dhaka, a dynamic fashion designer has been successfully delivering fashionable styles. Her clients include Naomi Campbell, Martha Marzotto, Uma Thurman, Tara Palmer Tomlinson, Vittorio Radice, to name a few. In a story covered by BBC, Rina was chosen over by the entire fashion fraternity in India who referred to her as the Gaultier of the East.
With an aim to share her expertise, Rina Dhaka is taking her years of experience in the field of design industry to JD Institute and channelling it to teach the new age designers. The ace designer will be actively involved with the academics and will work closely with the jediiians for their final collection. Her student interactions will feature various experiences in design, market intelligence, retail and business of fashion.
Apart from mentoring, the fashion expert also plans to select student designers on the basis of talent, vision, hard work and creativity and create a core group who will present the collections at The Fashion Awards, New Delhi.
Executive Director of JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Ms Rupal Dalal said having Ms Rina Dhaka was a great way to boost the learning and the exposure of jediiians. ‘We wanted to raise the bar for student designers and give them an experience of live projects, while also enabling them to share rare experiences of one of India’s most eminent designers,’ she said.
Talking about the association Ms Rina Dhaka says, “The beauty of my mentorship with the student designers is that we are combining the knowledge of the rich culture and varieties of textiles present around 36 centres of JD Institute all across India, - a sure-fire way to take innovation and creativity to the next level.”
Harsh Dalal, Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology said,” There's never been a better time to nurture the youth's entrepreneurial spirit. In an ever-evolving commercial and social landscape, designers must remain true to the core conceptual ideas while keeping up with technology and customer engagement”
Aspiring designers interested in fashion, jewellery and interior design can now look forward to an unprecedented synthesis in the world of Design education, between one of India’s oldest and leading design schools and one of the most respected designer, a synthesis that is bound to unlock a whole new world of imagination and learning for them that will forever alter the course of their thinking and their careers.