Please Welcome: Divya Rao

I love nothing more than a designer who can deliver an individual twist on the current season, and Divya is showcasing best what Melbourne’s emerging design talent has to offer.

The Indian born designer released her self-named label and first collection in 2012 which featured elegant necklines, bold prints and delicate beading. Since then her label has made quite a name for itself and was featured in Fashion Trend and Indulge magazines, as well as gaining a spot in Gusto and Élan’s fabulous Brunswick Street store.

Her second line was launched in a preview viewing at Gusto and Élan on the 8th of June, and I had the privilege of attending. Divya’s ‘Midnight Madness’ Resort Wear line came to life, highlighting the need for her abstract printed tanks in any wardrobe. Favourites of the collection were the pashlea shift dress and the animal inspired sheer dress.

Her new range screams sexy, but remains simplistic in each piece’s bold feature print.
Divya’s first line is available online and in store at Gusto and Élan, with her second set to be available soon.

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This post was originally published on June 27, 2013.