An Ode to the Bandhgala
Raghavendra Rathore atelier unveiled it’s latest collection, An Ode To The Bandhgala, influenced by and created around formal evening dressing. The bespoke range encourages textures and techniques, intricate embroideries and luxe fabrics, that can recharge underprivileged talent that sits, undiscovered and uncapped, across the cultural landscape of India. It navigates through the rich handicrafts and artisanal heritage our country offers, with a sense of responsibility that leans towards sustainable fashion.
Slick cuts and modern silhouettes make for exemplary sartorial style, and emulate an elegant balance between classic and contemporary appeal. The colour palette comprises dark neutral tones of blue, black, ivory and charcoal grey, that are unique, powerful and distinctive, just like every creation by the clothing brand.
Says designer Raghavendra Rathore, about the collection, “A symphony of artisanal values, our heritage, and our rich cultural roots brings together a collection that is called An Ode To The Bandhgala, The Indianization of Fashion, where primitive values connect with a modern expression of fashion”
The atelier ensures an amalgamation with an eclectic range for both, men and women. While the women’s range of Bandhgalas exhibits a certain softness with muted opulence, the men’s collection offers bolder, modern masculine lines. With something unique for every occasion, customisation and luxury remain at the core of the Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur Brand. Emphasizing on design detail and modern styling, paired up with a play of hand-woven textiles and textures, the traditional, timeless style is redefined by a fresh appeal.
Raghavendra Rathore’s 2019 Collection, predominantly designed in silk and natural yarn, is an ode to artisans and a celebration of the Jodhpuri Bandhgala, reinvented and redefined with an edgy yet timeless charm. The women’s wear and menswear garments in the collection have a complimenting quality to them. They have been created and conceptualised in keeping with the signature quality and overtures that have always inspired the Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur brand and are synonymous with it.