Raghavendra Rathore talks about Saif’s look for Tandav

Flaunt the Royal Indian Swag: RR designs for Saif Ali Khan in Tandav

Posted on 07/02/2021 By

If you haven’t already, Tandav, the latest series on Netflix, is a must watch for all the right reasons. The story that grips it’s audience throughout, is all about power, passion, politics and play. Yet the talk of the town is Saif Ali Khan’s look – every inch suave, stylish and sophisticated. Read on to catch this exclusive where Raghavendra Rathore talks about creating Saif’s look for Tandav.
So, here’s a quick tête-à-tête with the designer himself, giving us some insights to sporting the look.
Raghavendra Rathore talks about Saif's look for Tandav - Global Fashion Street

Raghavendra Rathore talks about Saif’s look for Tandav | IMDB

Tell us about your design journey of creating the latest collection that you have designed for Saif Ali Khan’s look for Tandav.

The idea was to conceptualize and create an effortless wardrobe that is true to his character in the series but most importantly goes hand in hand with his personal sense of style that is without doubt everything that the RR brand DNA is about. Therefore, the looks created have a distinct RR appeal and USP.

The Challenges
The real challenge was to portray the character image that exudes a realness when it comes to the wardrobe visualization. Moreover, the classic and subtle tailoring is always the hardest to portray, thus, with the right balance of accessory accents we created a wholesome look.

The Fabric
The fabric selections were all natural handwoven and cotton & wool based blends that were best suited for the hour of the day, occasion and the type of scenes that dictated a particular material and color choice thus making every ensemble a suitable fit.
The idea was to conceptualize and create an effortless wardrobe | Saif Ali Khan in Tandav - Global Fashion Street

The idea was to conceptualize and create an effortless wardrobe | Saif Ali Khan in Tandav | IMDB

Things to keep in mind if someone wants to follow Saif’s Style in Tandav.

The looks are versatile enough for any wearer, who chooses to go with a similar wardrobe customization by brand RR. The wear-ability and ease of dressing is the key. Moreover, the balance of color, texture and silhouette is harmoniously put together. Consequently, the subtlety of dressing and the classic style is what makes every outfit timeless in appeal. Also, the right accessory accents which complement each look makes the outfits stand out.
Classic style is what makes every outfit timeless in appeal | Saif in Tandav - Global Fashion Street

Classic style is what makes every outfit timeless in appeal | Saif in Tandav | IMDB

If you can share something about your latest collection outside this specific series.

The spring summer collection this season is inspired by similar styles as worn by Saif in the series. The ease and comfort of dressing is the main focus. Most importantly, the lightness in structure and an intelligent mix of tailored and flowy silhouettes creates a very unique mix of silhouettes this season.
The Spring/Summer Collection this season is inspired by similar styles - Global Fashion Street

The Spring/Summer Collection this season is inspired by similar styles | Raghvendra Rathore Designs

Creating a look for a movie, does it help/hamper the collection launched around it.

Not essentially as the brand stands for classic dressing and everything within the realm of timeless styling is what the brand mood boards are built from. Thus, there is never a huge departure when it comes to that core aesthetic.
Saif Ali Khan in Raghvendra Rathore Design - Global Fashion Street

Saif Ali Khan in Raghvendra Rathore Design | Raghvendra Rathore Designs

Do you think there’s any Indian outfit for men that is/are still waiting for their share of spotlight?

The safari suit or the conventional bush shirt and pant look is what is synonymous with India. However, the misconception of it being considered old fashioned needs to be redefined. It is an extremely slick attire choice, for instance, if tailored well and styled appropriately. And above all, it has so much potential when it comes to evolving and reinventing this style.
Designer Raghavendra Rathore - Global Fashion Street

Designer Raghavendra Rathore | Raghvendra Rathore Designs

For the ignorant few, Raghavendra Rathore comes from the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur, who accomplished his design degree from Parsons School of Design, New York and went on to work with Donna Karen as assistant designer for DKNY and also, Oscar de la Renta before launching his own label Raghvendra Rathore Jodhpur in 1994 at the age of twenty seven. Ever Since, his design sensibilities have not just paved the road to success for his label but have also carved a niche as the Indian Designer on the global fashion map.

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Kiran Chopra

Creativeaholic to the core. Sculptor, Writer, Art Curator & Filmmaker, who has been creating for the last 20 years.A traveler in Mind, dreamer in life and a scrapbooker in the times of internet with a potential to enjoy sunshine at 45°

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