• ICW 2017: Little girls from Smile Foundation spread cheer at Rina Dhaka's show

( July 31, 2017 )

The 7th day of FDCI's India Couture Week was brightened up by designer Rina Dhaka's collection. She presented HonorTheSmile campaign—an initiative by NGO Smile Foundation, to support the cause of girl child empowerment.

For this show, the designer joined hands with Narayan Jewellers to launch their bridal line. The collection was a mix of opulence and royalty which featured entangled motifs, voluminous pieces and oversized gems. On the other hand, the clothes were glowing in metallic hues—as the fabrics were specially made to reflect the dazzle of jewellery.

The show saw a starry presence, when the actress, Huma Qureshi walked the ramp. Her outfit was a mix of gold and silver hues which was accessorised by a multi-layered necklace, giving a royal touch to her look.

He had a penchant for interacting with the young minds of the country, and once, even famously posted a question on Yahoo asking what we should do to free our planet from terrorism. Touring innumerable schools around the country, he actively engaged thousands of children with whom he often shared anecdotes from his own childhood as a boatman’s son in Ramehswaram, citing examples from the struggles and experiences of his life. A man who rose to hold the highest office in the nation by the sheer virtue of hard work, he always encouraged the students to give better than the best to their goals.

Not to forget the little girls from Smile Foundation stealing the show. They walked on the ramp with models holding their hands, concluding the week-long gala with a smile on everyone's face.

"I am supporting the cause HonorTheSmile which supports the girl child empowerment with the Smile Foundation. As I make my way through beads and baubles, necklines and hemlines, I repeat to myself and to the world to make sure to SMILE and spread Smiles," said Rina Dhaka in a statement.