Having the opportunity to dress like royalty is something that everyone fantasizes about every once in a while. Men with discerning taste and a shrewd eye will have the opportunity to dress in a fashion line from the bright, creative mind of royalty with Prince Raghavendra Rathore of Jodhpur’s luxury menswear line that is being released in the UK for the first time. His international line is a smooth blend of old world charm and dignity with the ease and elegance of the modern man.
1400 years of Jodhpur heritage is steeped into this line, along with all the knowledge and study that Prince Raghavendra Rathore has partaken in which started with his study of Renaissance Art. He found his passion for fashion design Parsons School of Design in New York, and went on to work with Donna Karan, New York and then with Oscar de la Renta. All of these experiences culminated in him launching his own label in India, the Raghavendra Rathore label, in 1994.
Speaking about the launch of the brand in the UK, Raghavendra Rathore says:
“I’m excited the UK will get to experience, firsthand, the flamboyancy of the Maharaja’s of Jodhpur, transposed in time by my meticulous craftsman and presented with a dash of British elegance. The collection highlights will be Classic Bandhgala Nehru jackets, Jawar waistcoats, Jodhpur breeches and Achkans, all of which will beautifully complement the soul of London. I’m also honoured that the designs and the cuts of my rural craftsman have found a place in a global hotspot like the UK, and this means a lot to my team.”
Take a peek into this season’s lookbook and take note, men! Traditionally stylish yet effortlessly chic and modern is the look that every man should be going for.
The central theme of the brand is polo, which has been known as the sport of kings, and has historically been associated with the house of Jodhpur. Riding breeches, a necessity of the sport, has been the label’s major contribution to the world of fashion. The style lends to the imagination a certain standing of those wearing them, and a luxurious lifestyle. In this way, the brand brings people of international backgrounds to connect with the sport, and the style itself.
The Jodhpuri Bandhgala Jacket, available in both short and long lengths, is a staple of the Raghavendra Rathore label. The piece has been worn by royalty and nobility from generation to generation, and effortlessly brings Indian heritage to the global community. Men who don the Bandhgala Jacket give off a chic, traditional feel that translates easily into the modern world. This piece, which takes 33 hours to create and perfect, is perfect for that slick, cool look that today’s modern man is looking for.
Waistcoats and Waistcoast Sets
Raghavendra Rathore has created a signature style of waistcoats that can be worn in a more traditional, Eastern style or can pleasantly offset a more Western look, such as tailored shirts, suits, and pants. Bright block colors and patterned fabrics add richness to any look, and the velvet based waistcoats adds that perfect touch of royalty to any chosen ensemble.
Kurtas, both long and short, are one of the more versatile Indian fashions, and can be worn by themselves, or with an outfit that might feature a waistcoat. For a Western twist, feel free to pair them with denim or a straight cut pant. This piece can easily be dressed up for formal occasions, or dressed down for more casual affairs.
To carry on the tradition of aristocratic tailor services, there is a methodical practice from measuring to fabric selection, customisation and fittings, and to the completion of the garment that dates back 1400 years. This work is done so as to bring relevance and authenticity to each piece and ensemble, which shines through in the finalized product.
Accessories such as scarves, cufflinks, and shoes are offered, as well as interiors, product design and other areas of lifestyle, which are due to be launched later in the year. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to be treated like royalty from start to finish, and catch the launch of the Raghavendra Rathore brand in the UK!
In the United Kingdom, Raghavendra Rathore operates via a By Appointment Only service. For more information, please visit: http://www.rathore.com/bespoke.php