This is his forte and there is no way the designer is going to digress from what he is best at — wedding couture. Like every time even this Bangalore Fashion Week saw the designer duo Riyaz & Reshma Gangji presented their latest bridal collection ‘Truth’.
“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,” said Riyaz.
“It’s all typical Indian wedding colors like red, gold, maroon and green among others. In this collection, you saw 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,” continued Riyaz.
After having actors like Zarine Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez as showstopper in the past, Riyaz this time had chosen Yuvika Chaudhary to take the final bow with him. “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 we are presenting this collection,” said the designer duo.