His lineage shows in the clothes designed by him. That he is the first cousin of Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur is another story. His versatility reflects in the Rajasthani heritage that he has been promoting through his equally versatile ethnic Indian apparel. His creative canvas has made him open retail stores in Jodhpur, New Delhi, Goa, Mumbai to as far as Hong Kong and Greece.
Born in the lap of luxury, Raghavendra Rathore has left behind an indelible stamp of heritage in Raghavendra Rathore collection.
RAGHAVENDRA RATHORE BRIDAL COLLECTION
Raghavendra Rathore is not just a popular fashion and couture designer but an entrepreneur too who has combined old world Rajasthan charm with the modern sensibilities of New York in his designed collections.
From Education to Designing
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Graduated from the Parsons School of Designs, New York in 1992, Rathore went on to work for Donna Karan as an assistant designer at DKNY. Later on he did his stint at Oscar De La Renta which gave him a great push and exposure in his career.
Upon his return to India Raghavendra launched his brand label ‘Rathore Jaipur’. But when you ask that one thing that made Rathore famous for his signature touch, it is his classic tailoring coupled with sharp cuts.
Unmistakably, it is Rathore’s modern and regal designs that have attracted many a clientele from domestic and international markets. A combination of Rajasthani and Jodhpuri culture, Raghavendra Rathore collection is known for signature Jodhpuri, Bandhgala, Jackets and Achkans. The perfect example of it is the royal white Bandhgala worn by Saif Ali Khan as he wears a badge of honour.
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Dressing Up The Celebrities
To take it a step further, the beautiful actress Dia Mirza walked the ramp for Raghavendra Rathore at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 at Grand Hyatt Mumbai in achkan style.
At IBFW 2014 held at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi actress Aditi Rao Hydari and actor Ali Afzal were his show stoppers with Aditi dressed in white saree that had golden zardosi work on bandgala jacket and Ali in a pink and beige bandgala sherwani.
When it comes to sourcing fabrics, Raghavendra Rathore picks polyester blends, linen, jacquards, silk and wool from all over the world. The most interesting thing about Designer Raghavendra Rathores Collections are the choice of muted colors such as grey, beige, burgundy, black, white, navy blue which makes his collection subtle and sophisticated.
In the image shown below, the brocade anarkali with lotus motifs done in shades of old rose with denim blue border are simply heavenly. So also is the midnight blue saree with pink and gold embroidery done on chiffon with a brocade blouse. Typically fit for a maharani!
Catch Dia Mirza walking the ramp for Raghavendra Rathore in none other but a flouncy red skirt that has a well-fitted black, Kashmiri embroidered slit kurta.
Gorgeous and breathtaking is this piece from Raghavendra Rathore bridal collection sported by model Amruta Patki.
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The elegant royal blue velvet skirt and its mesmerising train ia absolutely noteworthy. It’s got heavily embroidered top in saphhire blue and a matching shrug which makes the Designer Raghavendra Rathores Collections perfect for cocktail dinner or music concert.
Besides the couture creations for ladies as shown above, Raghavendra Rathore is India’s final authority when it comes to jodhpuris and bandhgalas, which are perfect to sip into when it comes to an engagement party or book reading gathering/musical soirees in the winters.
Since the time he started off, Rathore has expanded his portfolio to include jewellery designing, kid’s wear, consulting, interior designs in addition to women and men’s wear.
He also has a fashion label “Blue Mantra” which is all about women’s Indian wear, which caters to bridal and festive wear.
It’s time now to update your wardrobe with Raghavendra Rathore collection, which is all about mixing tradition with modernity! Whichever outfit you chose, whether it is Raghavendra Rathore lehenga or Raghavendra Rathore bridal collection, the ensemble will make you feel as royal as the dress you wear.