Early Life of Rajesh Pratap Singh
Born in the year 1971 the designer has the essence of the soils of Royal Rajput family of Rajasthan and currently based in New Delhi. Singh graduated from NIFT Delhi in 1994; and thereafter he was trained by New Delhi-based designer David Abraham before graduating. Next his fate took him to work with Italian menswear label, Marzotto. Singh started his own line of men's & women's clothing in the year 1996 after his incidental familiarity of two years in the fashion industry in India and Italy. The designer is acknowledged for his minimalism & understated design aesthetics with a sharp eye for detailing. Pratap's examination with fabric texturing & most prominently his creative convention of pin tucks has almost become synonymous to the label. The input to his work smears in simplicity, clean cuts & flawless detailing. The designer's convictional credence in silence is reflected in the name of his prˆt line RIP (Rest in Peace). Pratap has depicted in collections in Paris & Milan as well apart from India. He is also the Associate Design member of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). Rajesh Pratap Singh has his roots ingrained in the family of doctors. His father, being a cardiologist expected him to take up medicines. However, Pratap was prone to his cousin's profession who was a costume assistant on a BBC production set in India. The designer is often termed to be a recluse ascetic & a media shy person as he nourishes the perception that people should associate themselves with his work instead of his name. His wife Payal along with his sister also works with him in the business.
Career of Rajesh Pratap Singh
Despite the fact that he may come athwart as a loner in a flamboyant Indian fashion fraternity and for sure he is for his unprecedented standards, spick and span tailoring, incomparable eye for detail and unsurpassed sophistication; he nourishes the endorsement and unwavering support of an cream of the crop clientele, industry veterans and anyone with a penchant for fine design that make him Indispensable to the Indian fashion story.
This NIFT graduate who hails from Rajasthan spent two years in Italy perfecting the art of combining his flair for elegance and panache with the Italian mode of faultless stitching and spotless technique.
Taking the route most often not taken, the designer has stayed clear of trousseau wear, blingy and gaudy ensembles and outdated period costumes that are typical of many of his contemporaries.
Contribution of Rajesh Pratap Singh
As time has rolled on, Rajesh has created his only one of its kind moniker style that distinctively and subtly draws from his Indian pedigree to craft artisan garments that stand apart due to their faultlessly clean lines, careful detailing and international silhouettes. His work epitomizes simplicity, yet on closer look reveals his obsessive attention to detail. Rajesh's reserve reflects in his styling which combines the modern with the traditional in an understated design aesthetic. His clothes have a comprehensive universal appeal yet hang about being passionately Indian. Simplicity is the key to his work, clean lines and faultless detailing form the foundation of his understated design aesthetic, wherein he unites the modern with the traditional and international silhouettes along with carefully crafted artesian garments.
Rajesh is closely associated with Indian fabric mills and has had developmental and research based collaborations with several of them. Textile experimentation spans both the very high tech as well as the low tech in the form of manpower intensive handloom weaves.