In ancient India, the motifs of nature and day to day life were created into work of art in forms as sculpture, painting, embroidered fabric, and architectural monument. It inspired many artisans to interplay them on textured beautiful fabrics with rich intricate work and embellishments in artistic ways to flatter women of granduer. Ishka’s mission and purpose is to capture heritage for designing contemporary wear to adorn beautiful women of future, that does not limit them to luxury and opulence; Ishka incarnates into a piece of art.
Dina Thacker, a self-taught sketcher, painter, fabric designer, she has put her talents through a test of time and embarked on creating a fusion of decorative elements, such as silk thread embroidery, Gota, Pitta, Dori Gara, Kasab, Zari, Mirror, Sequence, Zardosi, Pearl and Kundan with rich fabrics like raw silk, georgettes, chiffon, velvet, net and blends of cotton to craft a contemporary women’s couture. Ishka connects itself as a name derived from her daughters Isha & Kavisa, the core of every design by Dina Thacker.
It is as unique as every other creation of god which remains an original work and nearly impossible to replicate, yet in harmony with all its surroundings and blending seamlessly into any imaginative piece of unstitched or stitched attire to adorn women of all cultures and traditions. Ishka is an exceptional fine ensemble of fabrics, craftsmanship and cuts to create a distinct outfit for the envisioned women, as it was destined for her to adorn it. Ishka waits for the one who will own it and is not put up for sale in open market; it is available by appointment in a fashion milieu for mature women to treasure like a symbol of affluence and adds to owner’s legacy.
As a designer, I emerse myself in ethnic motifs and love architectural inspired shapes, arches and canopies that add distinct form to my designs, my collection showcase elaborately embroidered lehnghas, saris with innovatively cut cholis and intricately embellished suits & tunics to create a perfect juxtaposition of the classical and modern - the future of the past
Dina Thacker is the owner ISHKA, (registered trademark)) initiated from the meaningful names of her daughters Isha & Kavisa. Ishka is a journey of fabrics with art, culture and tradition.