SHARAD RAGHAV, from the princely state of Rajasthan, is among the few designers who are obsessed with Indian fashion. Having an artistic mind and a flair for creativity, he moved against the normal flow of work and chose to make a name in the fashion world. He says,” Shifting from a small town to a city like Mumbai was a big step, but it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. People rightfully say that Mumbai is a city where dreams come true and that is exactly what I have been experiencing since the time I stepped into this city.” He is one of the most versatile designers in India.He believes in bringing the thrill of experimentalism into his design. Sharad delineates his design philosophy as “Sui Generis Personalized Perfection”.He does not aim to create mere designs but distinct personas. He produces pieces that reflect his savoir-faire in design, for both men and women.Using fine detailing, with heritage fabrics and the use of embroidery for textural enhancement Sharad Raghav creates fashion with a strong flavor.
He has participated in shows such as Bangalore Fashion Week, Jaipur Fashion Week, Pune International Fashion Week and Rajasthan Fashion Week. He had designed the ethnic Ghagra-Choli for Natasha Suri at the Miss World 2006 contest. He has designed for cover shoots of Femina, Women’s Era, and Cineblitz etc. Sharad has been styling for the Indian Premier Televison Awards. He has been stying for leading bollywood and television stars of the industry.
Sharad has been rocketing but his feet still lies on the ground. Even after doing so much, he thinks, “My journey has just started. I still have a long way to go and am taking baby steps forward. The journey so far has been eventful”.
COLLECTION BRIEF FOR ILSW ” It’s a glimpse of an indo-fusion collection played along with bright colors. Mostly consisting of silk and brocade fabrics to make it more classy.The resham n zardosi work gives it an indian touch with sophistication. The collection depicts a forte in men’s wear with an Indian embroidery on chicken Kari of Lucknow n silk n brocades.”