Launched in 2013, Rashmi Varma is a women’s wear label for the modern day woman with a love and respect for artisanal craft culture. Versatile like the woman who wears the clothes, fluid silhouettes and trans seasonal styles travel easily around the world creating a feel of relaxed elegance. Sculptural forms through personalized drape & pleat combined with comfort creates a special relationship with the woman who wears Rashmi Varma. Colors and geometry often play on the light and shadow and that span the austerity of winter, to the burning summer sun. Richly textured designs tactile in nature are found throughout each collection by the use of handwoven cottons & silks, hand dying and hand embroidery techniques.
Rashmi Varma is committed to working with craft organizations and also directly with artisans throughout India to produce beautiful textiles & garments that celebrate the richness and imperfections of the human hand and heart for the 21st century.
Born in Montreal, Rashmi Varma is now based in New Delhi. Her formative years were spent traversing the world with her family, visiting the old and new. With an early start in Interior Design & Architecture, she now works in fashion, film & theatre where her medium is always cloth. She has costume designed for notable directors, such as Deepa Mehta whilst working extensively on Canadian & Hollywood film & tv productions. Her designs, performances and installations have been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London, MOCCA - Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art and at the Textile Museum of Canada. Rashmi Varma has co-authored her first publication with Swapnaa Tamhane, SAR: The Essence of Indian Design for Phaidon Press 2016.
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