Arunachal Pradesh | Tonu Riba to design costume for international pageant
ITANAGAR | December 3, 2018:
Designer from Arunachal Pradesh Tonu Riba, has been assigned to design costumes for Mrs India Universe Smita Deb, who will be representing India at the prestigious Mrs Universe 2018 pageant which is scheduled to be held in Philippines on 12 December.
Riba, hailing from Likabali in Lower Siang district will be the first designer from state to design the national costume for India in an international pageant.
Earlier, she represented Arunachal Pradesh in the North East Fashion Fest Delhi, North East Fashion Fest Guwahati, Vivel North East India Fashion Week, Mega Miss Northeast and several other events, besides designing the costume for popular Assamese music video 'Jilele-Jilele'.
While talking to TheArunachal Times, Riba said that her designs are rooted to the culture of Arunachal Pradesh and Northeast India.
Informing that she's working hard on her national costume to make Arunachal proud, Riba said most of her designs reflect a love for nostalgia.
"My designs are contemporary yet connected to their root of origin," she said.
Meanwhile, Liromoba MLA Nyamar Karbak and Likabali MLA Kardo Nyigyor have extended their support and best wishes to Riba.
Source: The Arunachal Times