Know the Designer: Rajdeep Ranawat

Rajdeep Ranawat’s designs are a unique cocktail of European hues, Oriental charm and vintage flavours.

Designer Rajdeep RanawatDesigner Rajdeep Ranawat

Designer Rajdeep Ranawat

A graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, Rajdeep Ranawat gained international exposure working with ISHWAR, S.A, a French fashion house based in Paris, followed by a New York based fashion house where in the role of Chief Designer he designed for brands like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor. In 2004, Rajdeep launched his own brand ‘Rajdeep Ranawat’ for Indian and the overseas markets. His label is a fusion of European colours and embroideries with a feel of the Orient and the commercial charm of Vintage. His latest collection is the quirky and arty Rococo goes Tropical.

Ranawat’s label focuses on ‘art to wear.’ The designs are inspired by nature. Embellishments and embroideries are done with exquisite materials like silk, metallic threads, beads, pearls, sequins and Swarovski elements. The silhouettes are aimed to compliment people of all sizes.

A design from Rococo goes Tropical by Rajdeep Ranawat

A design from Rococo goes Tropical

His latest collection, Rococo goes Tropical, features several eclectic frills. The collection is a journey into a sultry grove, rich with bamboo thickets, juicy fruits, vivid flowers and exotic birds mixed with light-hearted themes and intricate designs. The resulting designs are fun and florid, in creamy, pastel-like colours and gold. The tropical elements add a fresh feel, apt for the Spring and Summer. The playful prints were created in Sanganer, Rajasthan, by hand-carving delicate blocks on fluid fabric. These were further imbued in summery hues and adorned with artistic embroideries. Swarovski elements and hints of intricate sheathing with motifs of nature are seen in many outfits.

The label Rajdeep Ranawat sells across India’s premier multi-designer stores, namely: Ogaan, AZA, Fuel, Designer Studio, Elan, Anahita, Laffaire, Sasya, Miraangi, Mairah etc. It also retails in countries like Hong Kong, South Africa, Jakarta, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and London etc.

View more designs from the Rococo goes Tropical collection by Rajdeep Ranawat in the slideshow below.