Raghavendra Rathore noted fashion designer, costume designer, and entrepreneur from India whose designs always have an old world charm of Rajasthan and royalty. Knowing there is a political debate going on wearing dhoti in clubs wants dhoti to be in trend.
Recently, after the heated argument over wearing dhotis in clubs after refusal of entry to a Madras High Court judge, Justice D. Hariparanthaman, by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) Club. Rathore still wants the traditional attire to be part of men's wardrobe.
Rathore at the sixth edition of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) 2014 through his bridal collection hopes to make dhoti a trendy outfit for men.
Dhoti is generally seen as something that can be worn only during pooja or such functions, but he wants it to be worn by men on other occasions too. He wants dhoti to be in trend. He wants the relics from our ancestral wardrobes wearable and somehow want to revive India, said Rathore after his show at DLF Emporio here Friday.
The tailored classical Rathore bandhgala and the bandhgala achcan were paired as a compliment to the flowing silk dhoti. There was also dhoti with a long waistcoat and kurta. The colours were mostly bright like orange and pink.
The designer was also happy that his showstopper Ali Fazal of "Bobby Jasoos" fame chose to wear dhoti over breeches.
Ali surely looked comfortable in a cream dhoti as he walked on the ramp, but it was also the pink colour of his bandhgala achcan was a pleasant surprise.
Ali was accompanied by actress Aditi Rao Hydari on stage. Dressed in white sari with full-sleeved brocade jacket, Aditi also enjoyed walking for Rathore.
The womenwear was equally stunning. The gold thread and pearl embroidery details on womenswear ensembles like bandhgalas coupled with jodhpur pants embellished and variated with organza and lehanga skirts reinvented the look of the modern day bride.
Though Rathore's creations focused on traditional attire, but chosen French music to sell Indian product for the show was western.
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