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Rina Dhaka's ethnicwear mantra: Be sexy!

Last updated on: October 12, 2010 14:32 IST

Rina Dhaka's ethnicwear mantra: Be sexy!

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Here's what the designer offered up on Day Four of the HDIL India Couture Week in Mumbai.

You certainly need plenty of attitude and a great bod to carry off Rina Dhaka's latest creations, showcased at HDIL India Couture Week on Saturday night.

The collection, called 'Entanglement', consisted of luxurious ethnicwear that sported perforations, interweaving, tangles and fringes with texture. Monochromes, natural and smokey tones separated by blues and black, with rich metallic hues and a hint of red made up the colour palette.

And performing showstopping honours was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi actress Anushka Sharma, who looked ravishing in red.

First though, let's take a look at the build-up to Dhaka's best. Seen here is a silvery-grey ensemble consisting of a skimpy bikini choli and mesh motif.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Heavy-duty embellishment

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Set against a neutral beige background, heavy silver sequins in geometrical pattern define a plunging, strapless churidaar kurta.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Cobweb cutwork

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Next we have this pale pink lehenga with attached cobweb dupatta and matching embroidery in gold, starting at the hips.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Flowerfest

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Model Sanea Shaikh strikes a pose in a pale, romantic floral number.


Image: Sanea Shaikh for Rina Dhaka at HDIL India Couture Week

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Applique appeal

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Metallic petals and beige leaves stand out in 3D applique on this sheer halter blouse and matching skirt.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Corset culture

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Dhaka offers up a drape with minimal embroidery, complimented by a cutting-edge corset with cobweb design.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Mesmerising mesh

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A gold mesh skirt with mermaid silhouette shows off cutwork above the knees, while the dare-to-bare choli is topped off with a matching mesh dupatta.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Bodysuit buzz

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Driving home the "Entanglement' theme we have this bodysuit, topped off with a hat, faux fur and cutwork embellishments.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Feminine feel

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From the bold to the beautiful, we have this flowery white halter number make its way onto the runway.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Half 'n' half

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Sanea steps out once more, in a pearl-tinged pleated satin and glimmering cutwork ensemble.


Image: Sanea Shaikh for Rina Dhaka at HDIL India Couture Week

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Sparkling sensuality

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A model shows off a tightly wound, ethereal sari with backless blouse.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Beaded beauty

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Bulging beads and Chinese sea pearls bring out the best in this wispy, pleat-detailed outfit.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Shining statement

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The designer goes for a brighter tone of gold with this skirt, while the top and dupatta stick to the cobweb theme.


Image: A Rina Dhaka creation at HDIL India Couture Week

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Peek-a-boo pattern

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We see Sanea for the third time, in a lehenga that shows off a hint of tummy and cut-away pattern at the hips.


Image: Sanea Shaikh for Rina Dhaka at HDIL India Couture Week

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Showstopper stunner

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Actress Anushka Sharma steps out in a ruby-toned, chantilly lace outfit with threadwork and a fitted choli.


Image: Anushka Sharma for Rina Dhaka at HDIL India Couture Week

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Together time

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Dhaka steps out alongside Anushka to bring the curtain down on her showing.


Image: Rina Dhaka and Anushka Sharma at HDIL India Couture Week

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