Ace fashion designer Ritu Beri unveiled two books documenting her 25 eventful years in fashion amidst friends and family, in a nostalgic ceremony here last evening.
Beri has penned down her personal journey throwing light on the evolution of the world of fashion, in the two books titled, “The Designs of A Restless Mind” and “The Fire of A Restless Mind”. The books were launched by Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant among others, all of who she said, were her “very close friends”.
The 38-year-old designer, who went on to become the first Asian designer to head the French fashion brand, Jean-Louis Scherrer, said, “I am feeling awesome. I have friends from all over the place. I have my friends from the fraternity, I have my mentor, my school teacher and my daughter here. It is a full circle moment. But, I still feel young and I think I have a lot to do.”
“I want everybody to read the book. It is a fun book and a simple read,” she said.
The designer is currently one of the advisors on Minority ministry’s USTAD (Upgradation of Skills and Training in Ancestral Arts/Crafts for DevelopmentP) programme that is aimed at upgrading and promoting the skills of artisans from the minority community.