She’s one of Bengaluru’s darlings, a lady with a heart so large that she’s much loved by one and all. Her boutique is a revelation to anyone who walk through its simple, yet elegant doors. Racks of colourful garments add verve and zing to the space that once used to be Ravina Belani’s family home.
She’s been designing kurtas, tunics and other ethnic garments for more than 15 years now, yet she’s one of those designers who likes to let her work speak for herself rather than have it publicised and shown off. Competent price points and elegant designs with clean cuts are her strength. She’s got a dedicated team of master tailors and seamstresses at her disposal and alongside them she uses her creative genius to make some of the most wearable, affordable ethnic wear available in Bengaluru.
“I’ve always designed just because I love to,” says the beautiful lady who sits pretty in her trademark black salwar kameez, accentuated with a glittery silver dupatta and chunky diamond earrings. Mirroring her own understated style, the garments she creates are classy and demure. “I love bright colours, but you will find that my designs are not revealing or risqué,” she tells.
Modelling her new festive collection is her 21-year-old daughter Rhea, who is majoring in graphic and corporate branding in Rhode Island School of Design. She’s the perfect, fun model for Ravina’s simple, yet elegant designs. Her ombre locks, mischievous smile and vivacious personality add punch and zest to this new line of garments that the designer showcases for the upcoming festive season.