Know the Designer: Rimi Nayak

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Designer Rimi Nayak’s latest collection is spun around the theme of travel and Cartography, the art of making maps. Bold colours and geometric shapes combine to create a vibrant collection. Rimi’s first collection was unveiled at the 2008 Lakme Fashion Week, and ever since she’s presented rich, sensuous and beautiful designs at the show each year. Titled ‘Trail Tales,’ her latest collection too was showcased at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Trail Tales comprises long resort-wear dresses, draped jackets, summer tunics, trousers and tops along with flared gowns. The fluid garments are made from fabrics like georgette, crepe, handloom cotton and satin. The outfits are defined by their subtle design and graphic detailing. Various hand-crafted techniques like cutwork, thread-texturing and hand-embroidery have been used by Rimi in this collection. Blue and green are the predominant features of the collection, along with highlights of bright vibrant colours.

Rimi Nayak

Rimi Nayak

Rimi Nayak is an alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology and recipient of the prestigious Lineapelle International Young Designers Award (Italy). She is also a member of the Fashion Design Council of India and has showcased her collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. She was the only designer from India to be invited to showcase her collection at the popular Vancouver Fashion Week (Canada) in 2011. In 2013, Rimi Nayak won a scholarship programme. Sponsored by Goldman Sachs and conducted by Indian School of Business (ISB), it lauded Rimi’s potential as a women entrepreneur and awarded her the Best Business Plan Award for Rimi Nayak India. Rimi Nayak India is the womenswear label by Rimi, which stands out with its sensuous drapes, signature prints, unconventional surface techniques and classic cuts.

Endorsed by celebrities like Vidya Balan and Amrita Rao, Rimi Nayak India has also been featured in India’s leading fashion magazines. The label retails in Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Nagpur and Chandigarh and also has an international presence in countries like Canada, Mexico, UAE, Singapore and Sri Lanka. To view Rimi Nayak India’s Facebook page, click here.