by Sunday, November 22, 2015

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 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


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  • fifi
    November 22, 2015

    I love how you put passion on what you do . You are so inspiring.

  • anisah
    November 22, 2015

    I really hope the best for you Dina and inshallah you become a famous fashion designer
    good luck lots of love from no.1 fan

  • Zoya Ahmed
    November 23, 2015

    Woooow, this is an inspiring and beautiful women I am never going to forget xx (Mashallah Dina Tokio)

  • Hafsa
    November 23, 2015

    I am a fan of You, your work, your personality and your life style <3 ! You inspire me and give me positif enery 😀 !
    It's been few months since I saw your videos for the first time and Macha'Allah you always suprise me.
    I want to congratulate you for your baby " Allahum barek " and then i wish you sucess in your work insh'Allah you will reach your dreams.

    • hafsa 2nd
      November 24, 2015

      hahaha i saw your comment and i was like huh? when did i say that. but then i realised that it wasnt me. anyway I LOVE YOUU SO MMUCH DINA! never stop blogging, vlogging. you are my inspo. i want to be like u when i am older. xx hafsa from the netherlands

  • jeoffry
    November 26, 2015

    You’re so interesting! Found out about you on YouTube while searching for fashion bloggers. Plus, your website is so beautiful 🙂


  • Fads
    December 4, 2015

    This great Dina! I’m so proud of you.

  • Maram
    December 5, 2015

    Mashallah, I’m really grateful that you exist. I remember when I saw you on youtube as a beginner youtuber and instantly followed you since I loved, not only, your style, but your confidence. I think you’re a role model for so many girls struggling with their hijabs, and an inspirational to keep going no matter what. I pray that you’re in the best of health, and that you continue on this journey. <3 <3

  • Khansa
    December 6, 2015

    Hey Dina, congratulations for your hardwork 🙂 i am really interested on your collection and it will be amazing if you can open a local shop here in Indonesia (considering the manufacturing process takes place here).

  • Yasmin
    December 31, 2015

    Dina i love you, your look and your lifestyle. I have a question: why you didnt use models with hiyab??? It could be very interesting!

  • Raissomat
    January 17, 2016

    Dina! CONGRATULATIONS from all my heart 🙂
    I’m different from you in many aspects (not a muslim, not a mum, not a makeup wearer) but similar in many others (love cats, married to a very special man, love for vintage levi’s..). On a human level I relate to you a lot. Also your style is fantastic. I work in a thights and leggins shop, and have to wear tight legwear and thin tops at work. The few times I have free time and not wearing jammies, all I wish is to wear flowy clothes that make me feel beautiful. Wider pants, flowy long tops, and my hair out of my face. That’s ME. And that happens to be how you dress! I know you do it to also coincide with your faith, but your turban and clothes are my vision of great style.
    I also admire you for your entrepreneurship. I’m a seamstress and a decorator but I just can’t work in my professions because I’m paralized by the idea of disappointing people/clients with my work, not being good enough.
    I hope i’ll be able to somehow buy your clothing Line somewhere.
    All the best to you and your family from Switzerland.

  • Ramadhan Demiawansyah
    January 24, 2016

    heeii, Dina. Im from Indonesia. Do you open a branch store in Indonesia? coz i read this article that you buy some material from Indonesia.

  • Melani
    February 27, 2016

    These boots are totally you and so good to know that our feet can aorffd to wear something as high as this and still feel comfortable! We just have to find the “right ” pair!

  • Najma
    April 3, 2016

    I just want to be able to order those beautiful scarves, the ones you did a ‘back to school college&uni hijaab styles’ video on YouTube. Please let us know where to get them from as soon as you can x

  • Riri
    May 19, 2016

    Hi Dina,

    just come across your youtube channel.. your instagram.. liking your headscarf styles ! I am from Indonesia, hoping that some of your collection, especially headscarf and beanie (?) will be sold in Indonesia too…

  • Jamilla
    September 14, 2016

    Dina!!! I really want the tassel hijabs you released last Autumn!!! I will literally pay anything to get my hands on them! Can’t seem to find decent alternatives. Where can I buy the original Dina Torkio ones from??
    Please let me know 😊😊🙈

  • 76Scot
    July 28, 2017

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  • Maryam Ibrahim
    September 3, 2017

    You are a remarkable young woman and I think you are great!!!!! I only began studying Islam before my marriage to my crazy Egyptian husband 7 years ago…..I have had my head covered since then, but I am now 53 years old, you are light years younger. I love your styles. How about a line for the more, ahem, “rounded”, women out here who dont want to be stuck in an abaya but cannot get the right western dress to be stylish, yet modest??????? Its not just you pups who like to look good, the old dog does too. Lol. Help us Dina please!!!!!! May Allah send you a million blessings girl.

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