Rajdeep Ranawat to showcase Sketches of the Orient at India Runway Week

For him clothes are like white canvas, where he portrays his love for art which he has developed and treasured since his childhood. Designer Rajdeep Ranawat, who will be showcasing his spring/summer 2015 collection ‘Sketches of the Orient’ at the India Runway Week this weekend, has imbibed his designing sensibilities for the collection from the oriental culture and has fused it with baroque look.

“The collection has oriental flowers like peony and cherry blossom, which have been in-twined with baroque architectural motifs, says the designer who will be showcasing the contemporary collection on the second day of IIFD India Runway Week.

The collection will introduce the new vision of contemporary aesthetics and will bring together the unusual multicolored prints and fabrics. “For summers, I have tried to keep the silhouettes very simple yet very contemporary in their feel by doing placement art work of prints and creative use of Japanese architectural line art. Moreover lots of graphics have been engineered to the pattern of the garment,” says the designer.


Rajdeep is famous for his sensible use of English colours. Keeping the legacy alive, the colour story of the collection will revolve around softer tones with shades of white, peach and blush. The shades and cuts will be very bohemian and comfortable.

When it comes to summer dressing, selection of correct fabric is inevitable for Rajdeep. As he says, “comfort is a combination of fabric and cuts, and we as a label strive forbest in both the terms. Take the example of our current collection where we have used sheer georgette and crape. Modernity and sporty look has been added to the collectionwhich can be clubbed with matching printed jeggings and treggings.”

The collection on runway will start with western and younger look and gradually it will go down to more sophisticated dressing dedicated to resort wedding and will conclude with radiant embroidery collection which has been designed for resort wedding orIndian brides for summer. “Lovely pastel shades of mint, sage, peach and ivory will be very prominent in bridal wear along with anarkalis that will be clubbed with netjackets. And the showstopper outfit will be the epitome of Indian bride with a lehanga depicting the signature style of bridal wear that the label offers,” reveals Rajdeep.


The collection will be an amalgamation of three elements or category. “We will be combining the affordable prêt and ready-to-wear, luxury and bridal wear, so that every genre of customer can relate to it and can choose his statement piece for the season.”

The collection will also see a glimpse of men’s’ line which he will be launching later this year. He muses, “this time, men will be majorly used a prop, but later this year we will be launching an exclusive range of men’s wear which will be again Rajdeep’s signature style.”


Rajdeep who is looking forward to diversify the label later this year and at the beginning of next year says, “Soon we are going to launch the men’s wear collection and an extended range of home furnishing too. And most probably by the beginning of next year we will be landing in kids wear too.”