Great designers take design and art slowly to their stride. Because of my upcoming wedding, I have now learnt to appreciate a handcrafted product, loving produced over a label-oriented design. Honestly if you ask me, I have been looking for outfits for my major functions that have individuality and soul more than anything else in the world. I say soul because a design has to reflect my personality and I realized what artistry really means when I met the spirited design duo Dheeru & Nitika. Set against an enchanting backdrop of Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon, I too had my Cinderella moment…
'd&n by Dheeru and Nitika' are designs for a woman’s wardrobe that are more nuanced, however tasteful. I came across their brand while looking for a perfect engagement/cocktail outfit for my big day and I won’t lie but I was overwhelmed to see their beautiful drapes and structured silhouettes. ‘Fashion’ I believe is something that you don’t just inherit and as I spoke to Dheeru & Nitika at length about clothes, trends and the market I realized that it’s the ‘passion for fashion’ that reflects in the outfits one designs. There collection represents a variety of concept saree gowns, dreamy silhouettes, cocktail gowns, elaborate drape ensemble, hand embroidered jackets, corsets and a lot more. They do their Indian ensembles just as good as their western designs and my second part series will take you through the same. Coming back to the label, both the girls come from a different filed of study yet their Parisian woman dreams inspire them to make women look and feel beautiful at all times.
This blog post is special because it is a sort of tribute to true love in every form, the love for art & designs and the love for any kind of relationship. And I couldn’t have celebrated it at a better place than Tease bar at Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon. The vibrant setting at Tease comes together to provide a spirited experience like no other and to truly express this; I chose to don an ensemble, silhouettes of which speak of strength and the handcrafted embroidery allures my feminine side.
This opulent gown makes me feel like a graceful trooper, the one who is ready to take on the world right now. Girls, if you feel the way I do for this garment, grab it and wear it on your special occasion. 'd&n by Dheeru and Nitika' will pamper you whether you are a bride or a bridesmaid or just anyone who shares the same passion as them. I loved how Dheeru & Nitika ended our candid chat with some very inspiring words, “fashion isn't about copying someone or recreating a design. We want to make our muse feel confident in her dress that will make ultimately make her look fashionable."
The price range starts from 3000 INR for western garments and goes up to 1.5 lacs for couture ensembles. You can find theme here.
Dheeru and Nitika have been very kind to co-host a designer giveaway on the blog. One of you will get to win a designer ensemble from their collection worth Rs. 10,000. All you have to do is-
1. Follow 'd&n by Dheeru and Nitika' on Instagram
2. Check out their collection, pick your favourite feature or design by browsing through their pictures and share which outfit you like the best, by dropping a comment below in this post or on their Instagram page by tagging me (@Guiltybytes).
*The contest ends on 21. June. 2016