Designer duo of Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna are slowly but steadily making great impressions on the Global Fashion market. Their contemporary styles with well engineered constructions & immaculate finishing and some very intricate hand-embellishment work using innovative materials have not only made them an enviable name in the Indian Fashion Industry but are also making Global Buyers to sit up and show keen interest in their collections.
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna have been regulars at Tranoi in Paris for both Femme and Homme for quiet a few seasons now. Out of thousands of exhibitors, all of whom are allowed after strict vetting, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s collections were part of that rarified few that got featured in Tranoi Magazine. Buyers’ response and business had been good for them too.
This time Rohit+Rahul tried out the American High-Fashion Market by participating in Coterie Tradeshow, a prestigious fashion fair that happens in New York. It is not often that Buyers show great response or place orders to first-time exhibitors at Coterie but then Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna were lucky to break that trend. In fact WGSN, one of the world’s leading fashion and style forecaster had put up Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna’s collection in the revered list of WGSN’s ‘Best-Picks’ that picked up only Six Labels amongst thousands of them at Coterie. You can read it here: http://wgsn.blogspot.com/2011/09/live-from-coterie-tradeshow.html
WGSN Blog focuses on the trends that would favour the retailers and buyers in the US, Central and South America. WGSN publishes thousands of news and business stories each year, reacting to the events and issues in the fashion and style industries worldwide, predicting what will matter to industry professionals now and in the future. Indeed it is an applaudable achievement!
Six of our Indian designers are participating in the prestigious Tranoi fair to showcase their Spring/Summer 2011 collections to the fashion ambassadors and global buyers who flock to Tranoi in Paris every season to book their merchandise.
Like every season, Tranoi fair runs concurrent to the Paris Fashion Week and this time too it’s on from the 1st of October to the 4th October 2010. However Tranoi Womenswear is spread over four prestigious venues in Paris, namely the Palais De la Bourse, Espace Montaigne, Carrousel De Louvre and the Parc Royal. The four venues host four categories of designers. Palais De La Bourse is for Contemporary Designers, Carrousel De Louvre is for Avant-garde Designers, Espace Montaigne is for Luxury & High-end Designers and Parc Royal is for the new ones.
Our designers are spread in tow categories – Avant-garde and Luxury and High-end Designers. Namrata Joshipura, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna and Sanchita Ajjampur are categorized as Avant-garde designers and are housed in Carrousel De Louvre. Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ranna Gill and Tarun Tahiliani have been categorized in Luxury & High-end designers and are housed in Espace Montaigne.
The designers are all excited about Tranoi and swear by its world-class organization and exposure to world-class buyers. Rohit Gandhi said, “We are a regular at Tranoi, both at the Menswear and Womenswear tradeshows. Tranoi is the window to the West for us Indian designers.” Ranna Gill shares similar sentiments about Tranoi and said, “It is very difficult to get selected by Tranoi and probably that’s why truly talented designers get access to Tranoi. Tranoi got me some great buyers and it is one tradeshow I won’t miss for anything on this earth. Pratap who has been a veteran at Tranoi says, “If a designer is looking to tap global buyers of repute, Tranoi is the only place to be.”
Started by Armand Hadida and now being managed by his son, Michael Hadida, Tranoi follows a very strict selection procedure and besides the above six, the only other designers who have ever been to Tranoi fair are Abraham & Thakore and Rohit Bal. We at Stylekandy will keep you posted on how these six designers are faring in Tranoi from 1st till the 4th of October 2010.