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Rohini Gugnani shining in London for grabbing the ‘Designer Diva’ Crown

Fashion designer Rohini Gugnani, a prominent name in the fashion industry, is always known for her elite collection in ethnic and western wear. She always catches everyone’s eye for her unique and captivating designs. Her label ‘Rohini Gugnani Couture’ has fitted best on celebrities like Sunny Leone and Sharmila Tagore.  Her recent showcase of ‘Awadh’ collection at Runway Week has brought many applauds to her in India and now she is getting praises from London as well. Commonwealth Empowerment Week, a recent event in London, gave a great platform for the empowerment of young ladies from every corner of this world. And by grabbing the opportunity, Rohini Gugnani showcased her spellbinding collection ‘Mother Earth’. The special hour brought her crown of ‘Commonwealth International Fashion Designer Diva’ 2016-17. Among 56 countries’ participants, she was the one chosen for this prestigious title.

Rohini’s collection ‘Mother Earth’ proved her title very right. This collection is inspired by flowers and birds and is giving a splendid complement to the name given ‘Mother Earth’. As a designer, her expertise in Indian and Western wear, here she showcased stunning short evening dress for parties, long evening gowns, and beautiful bridal dresses. The soothing bridal designs were inspired from Awadh times like Sharara, Saree, Suit and Lehnga in amazing colors were part of beautiful Rohini couture.

The collection depicts the diverse shades of the fashion world. The fine work with metallic colors, sequence, chickankarai, embellishments of different stones and fur is making it more attractive. A special sequence was also seen on her show, the colors of her garments started with lighter shades and ended on darker shades. Vibrant colors like leafy green, sky blue, lavender and going darker with emerald green, metallic shades like gold, silver and bronze were pretty much alluring.

London, England. 27 November 2016. Miss Commonwealth International at the Arts Centre near The Tally-Ho in North Finchley. © 2016 Peter Hogan
Miss Commonwealth International at the Arts Centre near The Tally-Ho in North Finchley. © 2016 Peter Hogan

According to the designer Rohini Gugnani, “Common Wealth is a great platform to showcase one’s skilled passion. It’s an opportunity to represent one’s own country in front of the world and to charity for the welfare of the world that are under privilege and need help in terms of education & awareness. I’m very grateful to Mr. Asphandiar Wadiwalla, National group Director of the Canadian and Allied group of Countries and the organizer of Commonwealth Empowerment week, for his support and kindness. I pay my gratitude to Princess Halliday (Princess of Nigeria) who gorgeously presented my design on the ramp and being the Showstopper. ”

The show was all glittery and had a special spark as the models on the ramp were not the ordinary ones. Jessica Martins and Kashmira Aatia were the winners of Miss Commonwealth and Mrs. Commonwealth pageants of previous years and with them, model Natasha and Katrina were the cherries on the top. They complimented best to the designs. Rohini Gugnani’s husband Kundan Gugnani and Sister Sneha Aggarwal, being a part of audience encouraged her for getting crowned as Designer Diva. It was a proud moment for them too. 

Harsh Vardhan

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