Rimple and Harpreet Narula's Haute Life

Rimple and Harpreet Narula's Haute Life

The super talented duo on fashion, celebs, lifestyle and more…
Rimple and Harpreet Narula's Haute Life
Harpreet and Neha Dhupia

Rimple and Harpreet Narula

The super talented duo formed their label more than a decade ago and since then have created opulent designs that showcase their remarkable style and skill. From their first collection, which was a big hit, to establishing themselves as the go-to designers for Indian bridal couture, the label has come a long way. We chat with the lovely couple about their stylish world.

Rimple

A typical day in my life…
My day starts with a morning yoga session, a quick visit to the factory to check if everything is progressing as planned, followed by client meetings at the store as I am a strong believer in giving personalised attention to my brides. I usually end my day with the family and my son, going through his school work and spending some much-needed time with him.

My clothes would be best worn by…
Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor-Khan are beautiful. And Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Rampal have made us sit up and take notice.

My latest muse, Huma Qureshi’s personal style is…
Huma is a young and vivacious girl and her sartorial choices reflect that. I absolutely love dressing her up in my creations as she epitomises the Rimple and Harpreet Narula woman… strong, independent, wilful, a go-getter but still rooted in her culture.

When designing for royalty…
It is important to always be extremely careful when conceptualising and designing for royals as they are the epitome of style, très-chic and have always been looked upon as veritable style icons. As a designer I always look up to them. When designing for them I tend to use a lot of luxe fabrics such as pure silks, kinkhwab brocades and lush velvets along with my patent hand-done embroideries.

The inspiration behind the GlamRock gowns collection…
The collection was borne out of necessity as I felt there was a big void in the market for non-ethnic luxury garments that one could wear to a big event or a family function.

In Bollywood I would love to dress...
I would definately dress Sonam in our creations as she is the style icon that every girl looks up to and aspires to be like when it comes to fashion.

Harpreet

A typical day in my life…
Work and the family. I try and devote equal time to both

A quality in Rimple that I adore…
Her passion for life

The one thing I want to change in Rimple…
Absolutely nothing

A perfect meal consists of…
Good home-cooked food

My favourite Bollywood style moment of 2013…
Sonam Kapoor at the Cannes Film festival, wearing an ivory sari and with only one piece of statement jewellery – the nath. She was just fierce!

Hrithik Roshan is apt for the Kabbalah Man collection because…
Hrithik is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood these days and is also one of the fittest. He is known not only for his acting prowess but also for his grounded nature and his strong family values. In a way you can call him the complete package which is why he is the ideal muse and brand ambassador for our new line, Kabbalah Man.

My perfect getaway...
Going to Europe off the beaten track and far from the madding crowd. I avoid touristy spots as i like solitude when i am not on holiday. I plan excursions to various museums and art centres as that is what really gets my creative juices flowing.

Our label this year will showcase…
...a lot of unexpected silhouettes and an unusual play of fabrics and colours. We are in the midst of developing a new couture line for the upcoming season.

The response to my menswear collection in Dubai…
It was very well received by both the media and our clients. I would say the response was tremendous.

My favourite place in Dubai to:
Shop at…
Off- beat antique stores, 

Dine at… Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab 

Spa at… Assawan Spa and Health Club, Burj Al Arab

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