Rohit Gandhi started his early career with an export house in New York, and after a five-year stint, moved to India to launch his menswear label-H2O.
On the other hand, Rahul Khanna followed his graduation from NIFT, with some freelancing for fashion houses in Mumbai and Delhi. Rohit and Rahul Khanna came together to team up and jointly launched their designer label- CUE in 1997.
Going against the grain in the 90’s, when the Indian market was filled with traditional, ethnic wear, Rohit and Rahul brought their contemporary western sensibilities and sense of nonconformity to create a style that got recognized for its tailoring, engineered cuts and chic detailing.
The Rohit and Rahul label is characterized by comfort, wearable styles, clean silhouettes, linear structures and geometrical lines. The look is minimal, modern and sophisticated, with an aesthetically innovative, though understated finesse that is clearly influenced by contemporary art techniques. Aimed primarily at the youth, the Rohit & Rahul label has always opted for body-friendly textiles and wearable attire high on comfort.
Lets See Some Best Collections Of Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna sell through their prêt labels, H2O and CUE,where H2O is primarily ready-to-wear menswear and CUE is both ready-to-wear and customized womens wear. CUE also specializes in corporate dressing and custom-made uniforms.
With CUE, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna have created a brand that offers high quality western wear with liberal doses of sheen and shimmer. The designers’ Spring/Summer 2013 collection was characterized by transparent, rich coral colours and floating layers in elegant silhouettes. All through, one is overwhelmed by the natural, studied sophistication in their creations.
During their career, the designers have participated in over 13 fashion weeks and continue to participate at the Tranoi Femme trade show in Paris every season. They have been the recipients of numerous awards over the years, and have been appreciated for the “Best Prêt Collection” and “Best Menswear Collection” in several fashion shows.They are the only Indian designers to have tied up with two of the largest corporate apparel brands in the country-namely Van Heusen and Wills Lifestyle.
Currently, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna retail from four standalone stores in Delhi and Bangalore and also sell from over 100 multi-designer stores and boutiques nationwide. Internationally, the label is stocked in 82 stores including Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Anthropology, Isetan, Motoyama, and many others. Online, their creations are retailed through Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop(http://www.perniaspopupshop.com/designers-1/rohit-gandhi-rahul-khanna)
The label is popular among several Bollywood celebrities too. Among those who have been frequently sporting the Rohit & Rahul label are Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh, Soha Ali Khan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neha Dhupia, Alia Bhatt, Kiran Rao, Kalki Koechlin, Frieda Pinto, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Bipasha Basu and Genelia D’Souza.
Kiran Rao is seen here in a classic Rohit & Rahul Khanna outfit that is in keeping with her sartorial tastes.
Neha Dhupia is seen here in a white Rohit & Rahul Khanna outfit with a good deal of shimmer for that right amount of glamour.
Chitrangada Singh in a solid Rohit & Rahul Khanna silhouette.
A blingy solid trouser suit to keep the squarish Neha Dhupia looking sexy and glamourous.
A shimmery jacket from Rohit & Rahul Khanna offsets the plain black and white ensemble that Deepika Padukone chose to wear.
Another bodycon creation by Rohit & Rahul Khanna. Anushka Sharma obviously looks better in it than the comparatively larger hipped Minisha Lamba. But the bodycon works nevertheless.
Malaika Arora dons a pretty orange Rohit & Rahul Khanna outfit from the designers’ spring /summer collection.
Aditi Rao Hydari wearing a shimmery Rohit & Rahul Khanna creation at the Stardust Awards.
Alia Bhatt uses a brown and beige palette from the Rohit& Rahul Khanna range.
Since 2001, the designer duo has been running the Palette Art Gallery in New Delhi, where they have been promoting contemporary art through exhibitions that showcase the works of well-known and comparatively unknown artists.