Ritu Beri celebrates 20 years in fashion - A Retrospective

New Delhi: Designer Ritu Beri used the opening day of the Wills India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 as the fitting platform to celebrate her completing 20 years in the industry, with columnist-author Shobha De as her showstopper.

20 years and innumerable style statements...20 years and countless masterpieces; 20 years and still revered as an epitome.

The ramp went full circle celebrating 20 years of Ritu Beri’s Fashion journey from 1990 till the present day. The ace designer has showcased some iconic pieces which have defined and redefined fashion all these years.

In an exclusive chat with Kakoli Sengupta of Zee News, Ritu said, “I wanted to be reminded of my work. So I picked up all the things which were iconic to me.”

While the color palette was black and white (barring the showstopper pink dress), the show had a strong French influence from the hats to the music it was a French voyage throughout.

“France is my first love. It had to be a tribute to France, Paris in particular”, said the designer about her current collection at the WIFW Spring/Summer 2011.

The designer has recently received the Chevalier des Art et des Lettres Award from the Government of France and today``s show was also a tribute to the fashion capital Paris. The models sashayed down the ramp as French songs played in the background..

A cherry on the cake at Ritu Beri’s show was writer Shobha De, who launched her book at a fashion event; Shobha at 60 is a strong message to women…60 is not the end of the road ..” said the popular author.