Mumbai: Rohit Verma, ace fashion designer, known for his undaunted sense of style and
creativity, launched his new collection in a fashion show in Mumbai recently. The collection was
an ode to people of colour from all across the world and was called ‘Black to the Future’.
Featuring renowned actress Daisy Shah as the showstopper, Tinkesh Kaushik, a triple amputee
fitness trainer and model on the ramp, the show was hosted at the Uber chic True Tramm Trunk
in Juhu. Actor and Model Dheeraj Dhoopar and Miss and Big Boss 16 fame Manya Singh
opened the show.
The event witnessed the footfall of the crème de la crème of the entertainment and fashion
industry; actors, models, stylists, fashion influencers and enthusiasts sashaying down a unique
‘rainbow carpet’ instead of the regular red carpet. This was symbolic of the support towards the
LGBTQ+ community with an aim of paving way for an inclusive and gender positive space.
The theme of the collection ‘Black to the Future’ plays around the idea that the colour black
which is generally looked at as an empty colour is rather one with abundance. Without black, no
colour has any depth. Black is what adds shadows and dynamism to any piece of art. Black is
what brings things to life by making it real.
Speaking about the essence of his brand new collection, Designer Rohit Verma sparked a
conversation saying, “why are we still obsessed with white culture and lifestyle while turning a
blind eye to the rich histories and uniqueness of people of color? To me, fashion has always
been about expression of ideas and emotions. And through this collection I want to empower
each and everyone, no matter their colour, creed or gender”
Showstopper and Actress Daisy Shah shared her thoughts on the show and Rohit’s collection.
“We are a country of brown people. We must celebrate what we have; our culture, our art, our
history, our diversity. The collection was all about the strength our people carry and I was
honored to be a part of this wonderful show.”
Telly Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, best known for his portrayal of Prem Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar
Ka and Karan Luthra in Kundali Bhagya said, “People of colour are making a mark all across the
world, yet us Indians are still chasing white culture. We should embrace our individualities.
Rohit’s collection was truly spectacular and contemporary and I had a blast at the event today.”
The event was made possible through a fruitful collaboration between brands that partnered
together for this special show. While True Tramm Trunk was the premium hospitality
partner,Cocoaberry was the talent partner, Bharat & Dorris were make-up partners, Bubble was
the communications partner and Bright media were outdoor partners.