Wendell Rodricks, 1 of India’s most preferred style designers, passed away in Goa on Wednesday night at house right after a prolonged sickness. He was 59. Known for revolutionary the plan of vacation resort have on and for advocating eco-friendly style, Rodricks is credited with reviving the traditional Goan apparel of the kunbi sari. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014.

“We should not review India and the West. There are points we do that they can never do. And vice versa. Every single state has its possess specialisation,” Rodricks experienced told Fibre2Fashion in an job interview right after getting the Padma Shri award.

Rodricks commenced his vocation in style by creating for Garden Vareli. He launched his possess label in 1989 with his very first present in Mumbai. His function included a vast vary of style, from lecturing on environment costume history to style journalism and styling for worldwide advertising campaigns. He was the very first Indian designer to open up the Dubai Manner Week in 2001 and was invited to current at the Paris Pret a Porter salon in 2007.

He was also a section of the khadi movement, and even promoted it at the world’s greatest natural good, BioFach, at Nuremberg, Germany, in 2011 when he was invited there. In 2015, he was accorded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Lifestyle. The next 12 months, he declared his retirement from his label, to concentrate on his life’s desire undertaking, the Moda Goa Museum and Analysis Centre.

The Museum, which Rodricks experienced focused to clothes and style in Goa by the ages, was scheduled to be inaugurated in March this 12 months.

Sharing her condolences on demise of Rodricks, Union textiles minister Smriti Irani wrote on Twitter, “Shocked to listen to about the premature demise of Wendell Rodricks, 1 of India’s most renowned designers. My heartfelt condolences to his loved kinds. May well his soul rest in peace.”

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Wendell Rodricks, 1 of India’s most preferred style designers, passed away in Goa on Wednesday night at house right after a prolonged sickness. He was 59. Known for revolutionary the plan of vacation resort have on and for advocating eco-friendly style, Rodricks is credited with reviving the traditional Goan apparel of the kunbi sari. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014.