Nestled in an idyllic cottage in the heart of Arpora, the RRISO studio officially opened its doors recently with a magical evening attended by family and friends. Miss Marianne Borgo, an international actress, inaugurated the opening where attendees experienced the latest creations of RRISO’s head designer Sonu Dharnidharka.
RRISO is a reflection of the finer experiences of life. Flowing silhouettes, accentuated by intricate layering and delicate embroidery, are the hallmarks of each RRISO creation. Our designs are created with the modern woman as our muse – strong yet fluid, classic in style and contemporary in character. The label designs year round designer women’s wear to many of India’s premier multi-designer stores. Every collection is an embodiment of Sonu’s artistic expression; wherein the process of creation, resulting in unique silhouettes, is central to the design aesthetic. Each piece is a work of art created with uncompromising fabric quality and made available at an attractive selling price.
“It has always been my dream to have a studio of my own in Goa. The essence of the place, as I perceive it, speaks to my very own nature. It is a place of freedom and free spiritedness and I have endeavored to instill these very ideas in my creations. A setting to fuel my imagination is essential to my creative process and Goa has always provided that for me in spades.” said Sonu Dharnidharka, head designer, RRISO.
A self-taught artist, Sonu Dharnidharka began her career as a painter with several shows and exhibits to her name. However Sonu’s true passion was, and is, the world of fashion. Her creative drive, heavily influenced by her free-spirited independent nature and love of travel and trekking, led to the formation of the label RRISO by Sonu, in the year 2000. In her role as head designer and partner at RRISO, Sonu has come a long way from her design roots as an artist. From, stocking her collections at India’s premier multi-designer stores to having actress Neha Dhupia walk the ramp for RRISO at the label’s inaugural show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2015, Sonu has slowly but surely established RRISO as a brand.
RRISO retails from a variety of multi-designer stores nationwide. Amongst them are Fuel (Mumbai, Pune & Bangalore), Aza (Mumbai & Delhi), Atosa (Mumbai), Ensemble (Delhi), Ogaan (Delhi), Evoluzione (Chennai & Bangalore), Monsoon (Ahmedabad), Anantam (Delhi) and Mogra (Mumbai).