February 2015 I launched my debut clothing collection ‘Dina Torkia’ now sold out Hamdulilah. I spent a year working on with my husband Sid, back and forth to indonesia monitoring the manufactering process and working on the media for the launch of the collection. I’ve just come across some BTS shots that Alessia Gammaorta (photographer http://www.alessiagammarota.com/) took for me & I thought I’d let you guys in to the chaos of what goes on behind the scenes of a fashion shoot.
The reason we chose to manufacture in Indonesia is because we are quite familiar with it, having travelled there a few times for various events and work related projects. Indonesia’s textile industry is huge and every corner of every city there is a boutique manufaturer or a larger industrial one. So we had the option to start my clothing line without having to go huge and order in ‘china’ quantities, seemed practical at the time!
We learned a whole lot during the process and now I’m slowly beginning toget started on work for my first official clothing collection, here in the UK.
Photography by Alessia Gammarota