Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Summer Weekend

This season, Ritika Bharwani pays homage to the magic of Morocco with ‘Zellige’, her spring/summer line. Inspired by Moroccan culture, the pieces reflect the detailing and vibrant colors of zellige, an ancient Moroccan tile art and a distinctive feature of Moroccan architecture. Exotic and luxurious, the collection will be available exclusively at Ritika Bharwani's studio and select multi-designer boutiques across India.

With the stylish global traveler as muse, the silhouettes are a combination of free-flowing pieces such as layered gowns, dresses, maxis and jumpsuits. There are also functional separates like jackets, skirts, shirts and crop tops.

The splendor and exquisite detailing of the tiles have been portrayed by the use of distinct geometric graphic prints that have been specially designed for the collection. An assortment of painted mirrors, fine beads and enamel flat beads in various shapes and sizes have been used to highlight the ornamentation of the pieces. Drawing inspiration from zellige, the striking embellishments with embroidered motifs emphasize the play of the pleats against the fabric. Ritika has worked with luscious fabrics such as georgette, voile, crepe, silk jersey and chiffon patti.

The collection has a vivid color palette exhibiting an amalgamation of striking hues of tangerine, canary yellow, radiant aqua fresh, modern black and ivory. Experimenting with new techniques the pieces use light fabrics to showcase the artistic effects of double dyeing with ombre shading and layered draping on different lengths.

Zellige is my homage to the splendor and opulence of Moroccan tradition and tile art. The pieces are high fashion yet very easy to wear making them perfect for a summer weekend getaway at St. Tropez or a beach party in the South of France,” says Ritika Bharwani.

What I love the most about this outfit from Ritika Bharwani is that in spite of its various layers, the fabrics are extremely light weight, making it a versatile piece to own. The vibrant and contrasting colors with the use of embroidered motifs and painted tile prints made me look more beautiful than ever.
Celebrities like Shibani Dandekar and Evelyn Sharma too have caught fancy for Ritika's 'Zellige' collection. They were seen donning her collection at events and editorials too. Have you got a hand at her collection yet? If not, head to her studio!

Maxi Dress - Ritika Bharwani from Peepul Style, Bandra.
Earrings - Youshine
Statement Ring - Suman Nathwani

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  1. madhavi Maruwada22 July 2014 at 22:10

    OMG!! just absolutely gorgeous!! it's soo dreamy and beautiful!

  2. Super carried it off amazingly well !