A lifestyle designer who values the heritage of the bygone era, while inducing a fresh modern approach to design, Raghavendra Rathore is a master in utilizing the training of his crafts in a heraldic manner.
Born and brought up in the epicenter of heritage and tradition in the ancient city of Jodhpur, designer Raghavendra Rathore knows only too well the value of ‘Brand India’. His traditional upbringing and training of his craft at the Parsons School of Design in New York gave him the international edge, the experience and the insight to create the right mix of aesthetics, craft and heritage in the products that he designs that work globally.
The very first dress you designed...?
It was a black dress with Chinese sleeves made about 25 years ago
Your personal style...?
Classic and understated elegance with the freshness of thought.
Your favourite designer...?
Balenciaga & the time & inspirations of Schiaparelli.
The most common faux paus...?
To believe that life is a stage and we are all actors!
All the constructive criticism that I get
Indian or Western...?
Multiple fashion weeks in India...?
The chaos of the fashion weeks will eventually lead to a more stable platform which will only benefit the industry in the long future.
To give and not to count the cost
Favourite fashion era?
If not a fashion designer...?
A writer or an artist
What are your other passions apart from fashion?
Articulating my mind, to create creative solutions for bad design
If not at home or shows, where can we find you...?
In the jungles of Ranakpur
An Indian with great sense of style?
Saif Ali Khan
Rockstar piece in your wardrobe currently?
The classic Jodhpuri Bandhgla jacket with silver buttons
And someone who needs help...?
Design institutions need to upgrade their methodology of teaching design
With the RR brand enjoying an established niche, there is room for expansion beyond borders, finding partners who share our vision and have fa...