Currently based in New Delhi, Rajesh Pratap Singh belongs to Rajasthan in India. Subsequent to his graduation from NIFT Delhi, he worked in the fashion Industry in India and Italy for two years before introducing his own line of men’s and women’s clothing in 1997. Rajesh has over the years created his unique signature style that subtly draws from his Indian roots to craft artisanal 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. While Rajesh combines the modern with the traditional in an understated design aesthetic, his clothes have a global appeal yet remain passionately Indian.
Rajesh is a recipient of several awards in recognition of his design and creativity. Rajesh received “Designer of the Year” in the first GQ Men of the Year Awards September 2009. Newsweek June 2009 named Rajesh as one of India’s most talented and creative designers. In Dec 2010, Rajesh received the prestigious EDIDA award from Elle Décor. He received the Kingfisher Designer of the Year Award both in 2001 and 2005. He was also honoured with the Best Menswear Designer award at the Fashion Awards held in 1996. Rajesh’s Ajrak prints on linen as well as handloom weaves in Ikat are housed in the permanent textile and apparel archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In January 2013, Rajesh was appointed as the first WOOLMARK Ambassador of India.