Delhi: A leading
name within the fashion fraternity, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna celebrated
their 20 years in fashion over an evening titled "An Evening of Reflections".
The show was held at the eminent Lodhi Hotel in New Delhi on 14th February
2018. This evening witnessed their first ever couture collection (AW18)
encompassing intricately embellished ensembles for men and women that
embodied the opulent and distinctive design aesthetic of the brand. The
show was an extravaganza of 40 handcrafted ensembles against an ostentatious
backdrop created with grand elements of blown glass and an impeccable
metal installation created especially by Klove Studio.
Guests were seen mingling over special cocktails created for the event
by Absolut Elyx. An eminent list of attendees from the film and fashion
industry, along with close friends and industrialists were present to
show their love and support towards the designer duo. Some of them include
Sunil Sethi, Robert Vadra, VarunBahl, Gaurav Gupta,KalyaniChawla, Anil
and CheenaVig, Fariha Ansari Javed, Priya&CharuSechdev, AroonPurie,
Rajiv Makhni, UmeshJivnani, Andrea &PiaParro, SuneetVerma, AmitVadera&Nainika
Karan& many more.
Inspiration for the collection named 'An Evening of Reflections' was drawn
from Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna's archive pieces for this special line.
Each ensemble created reflected the brand's journey so far. Accentuated
glistening silver elements add a touch of elegance to every garment and
amalgamate metallic hues along with modern edgy elements.
The color pallet for this collection include different hues of silver
& metallic tones with a touch of crystalline blue. Enthrallingly feminine,
luxurious fabrics have been used like frosted silks, fine grained tulles
and crisp suiting organza's. Handcrafted techniques that amplify and highlight
each detail of the garment have been implemented in the form of appliqué
work, laser cut work & hand beading. Swarovski crystals have been
utilized in order to give this collection a sense of translucence.
Commenting on their latest collection Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
say, "This collection is extremely close to our hearts, it marks
a big milestone in our career. We are thrilled to gain the support of
friends & family through out this journey. We have seen fashion grow
and are proud to have contributed to the industry. We have used techniques,
silhouettes and designs that together create a perfect combination of
mystery and glamour. It is a great feeling to see this collection come
alive in such a mesmerizing way"
It was an intimately curated evening designed to sparkle with ideas and
brim with creative energy and this all came about with captivating associations
with AbsoluteElyx, Jaguar Land Rover Shiva Motorcorp, Klove Studio, Entertainment
Design Company, AmbikaPillai, Splat Studio& Swarovski.
Designer duo Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna enter their 20th year of creative
partnership. The partners have been awarded the 'Best Pret Collection'
for Men and Women apparel on numerous platforms on various occasions and
have also been awarded the prestigious "GQ- Designers of the year"
title. The duo is the only Indian designer label with an extended reach
of over 80 stores all over the globe. The designers have made their mark
in contemporary prêt wear for men and women who wish to break the
stereotype in clothing and experiment with distinct textures and engineered
design. They specialize in Be Spoke men's couture with precision fit for
the modern man and are greatly influenced by modern contemporary art.
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna believe in curating garments that are timeless
and elegant and have two stand-alone stores within the country.