The Gatsby Effect at Raghvendra Rathore

India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 - Model sporting Raghavendra Rathore's collection

If every Englishman’s home is his castle then every Indian’s wardrobe is his or her majestic palace such is the dominance of royal inspiration in Indian design.  Couturier Raghvendra Rathore belongs to the royal family of Jodhpur (also known as the blue city) and thus has a vast archive of influences to draw from.

The press notes cite the 1920s as inspiration and this was clear in the pretty and attention-grabbing accessories.  However, aside from the accessories this was a more contemporary take on the decade.

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Balancing heavily embroidered details on jackets and tops with minimalist skirts and pants the looks were fresh and young.

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India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 - Model sporting Raghavendra Rathore's collection (3)

India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 - Model sporting Raghavendra Rathore's collection (4)

Slim fit menswear was for the bold and beautiful that dare to experiment with colour.  Regal shades of fuchsia, midnight blue, wine, saffron, gold and silver in Indian silks and velvets were elegantly cut and draped sometimes with clinched waists and masses of volume.

Beautiful!

Bubbly

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2 Comments to “The Gatsby Effect at Raghvendra Rathore”

  1. Lovely clothes. . . namaste. . .Anne

  2. Gorgeous luxurious colours – Marie Claire covered this theme and style in latest edition but this collection is miles better

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