Ace fashion designer Rajdeep Ranawat introduces the collection titled ‘Bali’ inspired by the namesake city itself for his latest Autumn/Winter 2016 resort and luxury pret range for both women and menswear. The collection is an amalgamation of 4 different themes within the region of Indonesia inspired by the various arts, crafts and architecture around, apart from Bali’s stunning tropical motif from nature.
The season starts with the theme ‘Chintz’, inspired by the victorian and old world artworks of wallpapers and motifs from the garments of the Chinese and Indonesian royals to be transformed into pretty prints on resort clothing in hues of ivory, creme, beige, mustards with a dash of olive and navy highlighted in beautiful chintz florals in reds, whites and pinks. This collection is a great beginning to the season with its fresh notes and fragrant silhouettes that are breezy yet stylish and comfortable.
The second theme, ‘Ubud’ is a festive and a vibrant collection inspired by the hand illustrated temples and motifs from the tropical forests of Ubud. Playful foliage of orchids, jasmine and palm leaves are meticulously hand illustrated with gorgeous Macaws, Hornbills and monkeys from the forests to create this fun and quirky range in luxurious chiffons and silks in the form of kaftans, jumpsuits, tunics, hilo tops and comfy culottes. The palette includes raspberry, cobalt, emerald, beetroot, mint and mustard for the start of a fabulous festive season.
‘Batik’ is the craft that is synonymous to Indonesia and this needed to be interpreted in the form of high resolution prints on silks for the third theme in the same collection. Tye Dye techniques of Shibori were superimposed with motifs derived from the temples and other forms of crafts from Bali to create yet another collection with layered silhouettes perfect for travel or any casual outing. This range is mostly created in soft and fine thread count cottons combined with silk organza prints for a formal look with translucency in the casual range itself. Colours like indigo, cobalt, ivory, beige, mustard have been used vigorously to compliment the prints.
The season concludes with ‘Svargaloka’, inspired by the ancient temples in Bali and Ubud regions of Indonesia. The designer captured the beauty of these temples by photographing the intricate details of the carvings and woodwork apart from their rich gold paintings on the doors and pillars as well. This collection is a perfect start to the end of the year into January with christmas and new years where the prints only compliment the mood in the hues of navy, orange, black, charcoal, grey and ivory.
Men's Wear - Capsule Collection
Designer Rajdeep Ranawat launches his Men's Wear Collection; Art to Wear that takes the inspiration from his recent visit to Spain from beaches, sea life, baroque elements, Dali the artist, Picasso the museum, famous cities like Pals, Costa Brava, Girona and Barcelona.
A fun and quirky collection inspired from beautiful landscapes and nature in Spain with stunning Spanish art print with tropical flowers and fruits.
He incorporated Spanish elements on Shirts. From the motifs and elements photographed personally during the visit, the fabric used for shirts are cotton silk alongside special buttons with RR logo used as hand painted enamel in vintage, gold and brass as well. He has used grosgrain tapes in quirky stripes for the inner plackets and collar details.
Keeping in mind the epitome of Rajdeep Ranawat's creation, sensibilities and clientele the capsule collection was designed.
Spring Summer 2017 – The Palace Collection
Deriving his inspiration from some of the palaces of India, the designer has explored the state of Rajasthan which is known for its beautiful structures and stunning architecture. Scattered all around the state, there are palaces and forts which have a uniqueness of their own, that shout out sagas of old glory and exquisite decor. Some of the richness of these can be witnessed through the remnant of the wall art still beautifully preserved within the interiors of most.
Exploring and capturing the surviving motifs and elegant colour schemes from these, Rajdeep Ranawat brings to you a collection with a fresh take on the vintage wall arts of The Palaces. His collection is an amalgamation of the old design with a twist of the very modern applications.
The collection has been split into multiple themes based on the usage of various motifs and colours and named after the six heritage cities of Rajasthan; that are Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Samode and Jaipur.
Rich silk based fabrics, embellished with genuine crystal from Swarovski compliment the design elegance of The Palace and assist each garment in narrating a story of their own, as they mesmerize you into a time where kings, kingdom and a very colourful culture thrived.