Raghavendra Rathore

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Raghavendra Rathore
Born (1967-10-07) 7 October 1967 (age 51)
EducationParsons School of Design, New York
OccupationFashion designer
Raghavendra Rathore, Imperial India Company, Gurukul School of Design, Jodhpur Design Company, Ajit Bhawan Hotel & Hotel Narlai
Spouse(s)Kavita Rathore

Raghavendra Rathore is an Indian fashion designer.[1] He was one of the first designers to use the "Brand India" positioning for a fashion company.[2] He also works in interior design, wedding and events design, accessories and jewellery.

Early life and career[edit]

Rathore was born and raised in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and is a member of the royal family of Jodhpur; he is a cousin of Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur. He studied in Jodhpur until the age of eight. After his school was bombed during the Indo-Pak war, he was sent off to the Mayo College boarding school in Ajmer, where he finished his intermediate schooling. Soon after, he set sail to the US, where he studied a variety of liberal arts from anthropology, astronomy, modern American fiction, and robotics at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied and worked in the US for about a decade, an experience that has shaped me as an individual, exposing me, in contrast to my conservative upbringing in Jodhpur, to a world that I could have not experienced or imagined otherwise.[3] He then studied arts and philosophy at the Marlboro College in Vermont, and went on to graduate from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, in 1992. After graduating from Parsons, Rathore went to work for Donna Karan as an assistant designer for DKNY. He then worked at the high design atelier of Oscar de la Renta, and was an assistant to de la Renta. He worked in Paris with de la Renta, when de la Renta was hired to design for the house of Pierre Balmain.


Reliance Industries Ltd owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani has purchased a 12.5% stake in a company set up by Rathore in July 2018.[4]


  1. ^ Atwal, Glyn; Bryson, Douglas (2017). "Learning from Mistakes". Luxury Brands in China and India. Springer. pp. 207–231. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54715-6_9. ISBN 9781137547156. Raghavendra Rathore is one of India's most iconic Indian fashion designers
  2. ^ Dey, Sohini (3 August 2018). "Three's Company: Rathore, Zegna and Reliance strike a partnership". Mint. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  3. ^ Traveller, Outlook. "Insider tips about how to travel in Rajasthan from Raghavendra Rathore, the fashion designer from Jodhpur". OutlookIndia.
  4. ^ "Reliance Industries buys into fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore's firm". VCCircle. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

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