Raghavendra Rathore moves “left”
“The winds of our time are blowing a bit to the left”… the meltdown in the US and its global manifestations have prompted the Designer Brand Rathore Jodhpur to go a bit “left” in terms of its outlook for the styling of the upcoming Autumn- Winter collection.
The widespread despair is now part of the inspiration for the collection, like the left hand and its fabled dark perceptible myth which leans onto the mysterious mood. The collection is inspired by this dark mood and goes to re-emphasize the left side through cuts and stitching lines, which have a unique trend setting appeal.
Rich colored prints add the symbolic life to the predominantly tailored collection. Gabardine wools and rich silks combine to complete the look to suit the times we live in.
Rathore Jodhpur has always been known as a complete design solution company and amidst all the fashion dynamism; they continue to diversify into various lifestyle products and designs.
Raghavendra Rathore says, “Diversification into other areas of design has given us a good understanding of the present market conditions. Moving from real estate design & development to iphone software and various other products, has enabled us to get the pulse of the market right.”
Fashion Week SPRING SUMMER
Spring 08 will be the year when we as a country will look within to find our own interpretation of comfortable dressing on the global fashion scene. Indigenous cuts, fascinating embroideries and intriguing crafts will make clothes from India, special.
"Contemporary styling of classic looks from the past” is the underlying theme of this Spring 08 collection by Rathore Jodhpur. The attempt of this collection is to open our minds to the possibilities of the way we dress in our everyday life. Silhouettes that are comfortable but new and fresh have been induced across the range of the collection.
The collection has four capsules each expressing and providing a product need for a complete season.
In this capsule, old world prints are meticulously hand stitched, under layers of chiffon to look and feel the elegance of a world gone by. Textured and dark-colored, the clothes from the “antique jewels” collection offer a solution for classic evening dressing. Mildly put, these ensembles are an elegant expression of self ornamentation – chicly bejeweled, bringing out a sensual yet confident shy side of a woman.
Inspired by the cool leisurely lifestyle of the easy-going coastal towns, this collection evokes a soft and natural energy. The soft toned palette enhances the fluidity of the silhouettes as the colors melt into each other redefining the “classic Indian look” of the long “Kurta”. The evolution of this classic and versatile design is taken through a design progression, by the way it is coupled with waistcoats, “dupatta” in pastel tones, this season.
The waistcoat has been reinvented to bring about freshness in silhouette. The traditional tunic has been restyled to create versatility in design bringing about a global wear ability factor. Accents of powdery shades in teal grey, mustard, icy blue silhouettes have been well coordinated with cropped tapered pants and oversized baggy shorts.
Prints inspired by the landscape of Narlai village near the Ranakpur temples, are presented in stunning cool and vibrant summer colors. Each design is conceived by keeping a balance between market trends and the true nature of fashion. Youthful and fun silhouettes drawing inspiration from the caftan genre are beautifully amalgamated with the Narlai inspired prints as sprinkles of glitter and gleam enhance each outfit as it is paired with stylish wide legged pants with a slouch that enhances the mood of the collection.
Flat sandals with distinct highlights have been designed specifically for this collection – throughout maintaining an element of comfort and ease – a common trait that has been reflected and seen as a principle of all design by Rathore this season.
Color blocking and festive colors is the unique design sensibility of this collection. The traditional Paisley has been reinvented to create rich motives in fantastic colors. The vibrancy and the artistry of the landscape of Rajasthan is the inspiration for this capsule. This collection through its design, cut and craftsmanship offers an insight into how Rathore Jodhpur is instrumental in capturing old cultural values and transporting them to a modern cosmopolitan wardrobe.
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