Rajesh Pratap Singh‘s endeavours with textiles make him the designer of the future. His designs are an ode to the beautiful artisanal Indian roots. He weaves his magic through creations that focus on textile finesse and current designs.
He graduated from Nation Institute Of Fashion Technology, Delhi and then gained his experience in the fashion industry by working in India and Italy. He introduced his eponymous label of men’s and women’s clothing in 1997. With traditional design aesthetics in mind, his creations have a global appeal that makes them relevant to the modern audience.
|2017||Amazon India Fashion Week Summer/Summer 2018||Abhay Deol|
|2017||Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights||Irffan Khan|
12th November: Rajesh Pratap Singh started off day 2 of the 3rd edition of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights on a banging note. He reinterpreted the patchwork prints for menswear and made it statement-worthy for streamlined silhouettes. Indigo was the highlight of the show.
Rajesh Pratap Singh described the association as, “This is the third time I am associated with Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights, and I am happy and proud to be back. This is a platform India needs, especially something Indian menswear needs. And kudos to GQ for always doing it so wonderfully and professionally.”
The rustic feel of the collection was evident as the looks were inspired by the small towns of India, especially the deserts of Rajasthan & Gujarat. Indigo was represented in its diverse variation with a few bursts of red. Menswear also was shown in a new light with the layering trend taking over the runway. Asymmetric silhouettes and modern cuts made the menswear relevant to modern times. The sartorial finesse of these garments was exquisite.
It was the showstopper that took it to a new level. Actor Irrfan Khan opened the show and looked dashing with a long shawl draped on this shoulder.
Rajesh Pratap Singh’s capsule collection showcased the future of menswear and the different new direction it can take in terms of the silhouettes.
13th October: When it comes to summer, we always think of vibrant colours, but Rajesh Pratap Singh had a different take on it and made sure grayscale got all the glory. He presented his spring/summer collection at Amazon India Fashion Week, which explored his signature colour palette of black and white further.
He delivered what we expected from him and some more. Fine tailoring, groundbreaking silhouettes and juxtaposing different materials, we got to see all in one lineup. Basic prints like checks, plaid, polka dots and stripes were presented in a new direction. It was a refresher course on these basics, but with a sartorial twist. Also, the play of abstract shapes via print and through pure white and black was a phenomenal detail to watch out for. Pop art prints of legends Hendrix, Bowie and Prince were hard to miss. Metallics had their moment on the ramp too. Womenswear got more structure and emphasis was on the strong shoulders through boxy shapes. Menswear took on the cool groovy side with easy, sporting looks getting its share of the limelight.
What made this show a hit were the showstoppers. Actor Abhay Deol showed his swag on the ramp in an all-black ensemble and the walk by the President of FDCI, Sunil Sethi was a delightful surprise as well.
Even with a basic palette of black and white, Rajesh Pratap Singh interpreted the season’s vibe in most spectacular silhouettes and tailoring.