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Rini Rego gives bespoke fashion her uninhibited twist

BuyAnchor3After a career in hospitality and advertising, Rini Rego launches a unit that caters to the fashion savvy modern woman. a�?I found a lot of good designers in the city, but they werena��t exactly affordable to the regular working woman,a�? begins Rego, who also runs the popular eatery, Peppa Zing with her husband.

Original take
With no formal training in fashion design, Rego did a short course in pattern making to add a professional aspect to her designs and her uninhibited sense of fashion. a�?It is important to be original and innovative,a�? she tells us, about her inspirations, adding, a�?I go with whatever comes to me when I sit in front of my sketch book.a�?

Keeping the flow
Regoa��s garments lend themselves smoothly to the wearer. a�?I create clothes that will enable the wearers to express their individuality,a�? she enthuses. Her womena��s line uses a�?flowy fabricsa�� that drape easily and complement the Indian body type. Catering to all western silhouettes, Regoa��s collections cover dresses, jumpsuits, skirts and blouses. a�?I like to customise each piece to my clientsa�� tastes,a�? she says. Using embellishments like threadwork and sequins, she sometimes adds an ethnic touch because it is a�?something that comes naturally to hera�?. Think trendy jumpsuits made from repurposed saris, intact with the zari border and ethnic motifs.
She also prides herself on her smart mena��s line that features shirts, blazers, waistcoats and trousers, using a wide range of fabrics from printed silks and linen to tweeds, cottons and blends. a�?I found that men had far fewer options in this price range and wanted to broaden their options,a�? she says.

`2,000 upwards. On
appointment basis only.
At Commercial Street. Details: 9880215123