Royal Denims

After putting the classic Jodhpuri bandhgala suit and Jodhpuri breeches on the ramp,well-known designer Raghavendra Rathore has now forayed into denims with the launch of his label Club J a few days ago.

Written by Somya Lakhani | Published: July 2, 2012 1:44 am

After putting the classic Jodhpuri bandhgala suit and Jodhpuri breeches on the ramp,well-known designer Raghavendra Rathore has now forayed into denims with the launch of his label Club J a few days ago. Inspired by the elegance and flamboyance of the sport Polo,Club J boasts of affordable jeans. “We started work on this about a year ago and we are looking forward to international exposure as well. The simplicity of the brand is its USP,” says Rathore. Though the designer has stuck to the classic blue colour in denims,the range also consists of jeans in white,khaki and deep blue. Rathore’s signature Jodhpuri breeches in denim are expected to hit the market in the coming months. Club J blazers,jackets and shirts in denims and cotton are also available. Rathore has also worked on accessories for men,like leather wallets,key chains and watches. The prices start at Rs 2,999 and go up to Rs 7,000. A high-end range will also be available,starting at Rs 8,000. “Only the premium range will be available at the Raghavendra Rathore store and the rest at other retail stores,” concludes Rathore.

Italian Arrival

Having catered to the world of fashion for over 80 years now,Furla is readying to step into India. The Italian luxury brand,known for its high-quality leather bags,shoes and accessories,will open its flagship boutique in the Palladium Mall in Mumbai this autumn. Headquartered in Bologna,in a historic 18th century villa,Furla is a family-run business that has spread wings to 63 countries. The product line boasts of authentic Italian style,where natural elegance meets refinement and creativity. Precious leathers are often combined with other natural or technical materials that are crafted by hand. The India launch will see the brand introduce “Papermoon”,Furla’s ‘It’ bag collection featuring trunks and shopping bags. Simple and functional,the bags in the collection are made from materials like the new watercolour crocodile,characterised by handmade dyes that fade and mix into different colours. The bags made in unlined calf are super-light.

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