Dubai Fashion Week, Wafi Pyramids, Dubai.
Wendell Rodricks was invited to open the first ever Dubai Fashion Week. At a gala show sponsored by shampoo giant Silvikrin, Wendell Rodricks presented twenty five white ensembles inspired by Goa. Using fluid crepe, sensuous satin and flowing crepe, the Wendell Rodricks White Light collection worn by international models was a grand success in the oil rich emirate.
Wendell Rodricks VISIONNAIRE, inspired by the visually challenged is a remarkable attempt to further the role of fashion in areas of social influence. Braille embroidery, varied textures and a fashion philosophy based on how one feels rather than how one looks makes Visionnaire a unique fashion statement. The collection was widely reported in the international media as it was the first time ever that the blind could ‘read’ their clothes and enjoy the liberty of dressing on their own.
CRAFTWORKS : THE WENDELL RODRICKS EXPERIMENT
Goa Marriott Resort, Goa.
A pioneering event in Indian fashion and possibly for the first time in the world Wendell Rodricks experiment gave the audience a peek at the behind-the-scenes happenings of a show. The designer cut and draped garments on models on stage with his entire studio on ramp. Make up and hair was done in front of an enthralled audience. Drawing inspiration from various aspects of Goa, the designer created each exclusive outfit in couture style.