Born and brought up in the epicentre of heritage & culture, Raghavendra Rathore is India’s foremost name in Luxury Men’s Wear. His Royal lineage and 1200 years of family history construct the very foundation of his brand and creative calling. From his hometown, Jodhpur, stems each and every thread of inspiration that forms the very back bone of the “Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur” brand. Driven by a holistic vision of luxury and inspired by the old world regalia of Rajasthan in India, the offering is classic with clean and modern sensibilities, cutting across the borders and corners of the world.
After completing his formal education from the Parsons School of Design, Raghavendra Rathore, worked in Manhattan under Oscar de la Renta and Donna Karan, before launching his own label in 1994. The Rathore Jodhpur brand was the genesis of a beautiful ongoing journey of fashion and lifestyle design.
In 2012, the Government of Rajasthan honoured him with the Chief Minister’s award for excellence.
Internationally, Raghavendra Rathore has been recognized for his contribution to Global Fashion, for placing the quintessential Jodhpur Badhgala Jacket, on the fashion map. It is now globally accepted as an iconic piece in fashion history from Jodhpur, having found its niche among gentlemen’s wardrobes worldwide.
“The Gurukul School of Design’s vision is unique, as are the partners who choose to join in bringing about a change in how design is taught in India, we need a revolution in how graduating students can change the landscape by bringing an entrepreneurial spirit with good understanding of design while using local and global resources.” Raghavendra Rathore