Rocky Star was established in 1995, with a mission to create relevant, luxury couture for the global women and men of today. Ever since, the luxury fashion brand has developed and created a self-sustaining unit with in-house skilled master craftsmen and artisans. At the atelier, the core team focuses on cut, comfort, fit and finish in the creation of haute couture, bridal, luxury pret and accessories.
Right at the onset of his career, Rocky S rose to unparalleled heights. 'As a student my stream was commerce though I had an inclination towards a more creative, artistic field. So I undertook formal training at J.D. Institute of Fashion Designing, following which I joined 'Roopam' as a fashion designer following which I joined Benzer as fashion director and consultant,' he explains.
In 2005, Rocky participated in Milan Fashion Week where he was bestowed the honour of opening it alongside Roberto Cavalli, Prada and Armani. Back home, the fashion designer launched prêt, couture, home, perfume and accessory lines under his eponymous fashion brand in 1995. “When it comes to design, each category presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. The emphasis in bridal couture is on traditional styles, cultural sensitivity, and practicality. Clubwear is all about incorporating the most recent fashion trends into daring and bold designs. Accessory design necessitates a careful balance of form and function… each category is distinct and necessitates a different set of skills and considerations, making it a dynamic and exciting field to work in,” he tells Luxury Facts.
Rocky Star has always courted the global A-list set with red carpet looks and costumes. Some of the star-truffled names include Beyonce, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Carrie Underwood, Danielle Campbell, Kangana Ranaut and Nora Fatehi. Additionally, he has designed costumes for 350+ Bollywood movies.
Driven by his love for design and tenacious commitment to quality craftsmanship.. Rocky Star developed his passion for design into an empire. “Designers have used their distinct Indian aesthetic and heritage to create products that appeal to global audiences, demonstrating that with the right resources and a strategic approach, Indian brands can succeed on the global stage,” he told Fashion Network.
In recent news his SS 2024 showing at London Fashion Week got critical acclaim. "I've always viewed clothes as a tool of self-representation, a means for individuals to express their unique style and personality… the collection is an intrinsically modern collection that is a big nod to the hybrid glam-comfort styles that luxury customers crave on a global stage. It's a reinterpretation of couture for a new era, where glamour, aberration and comfort converge seamlessly creating an irresistible fashion synchronicity," he told Style List.
As his car continues to rise, Rocky S is now owner of a restaurant in Mumbai named Rocky Star Cocktail Bar. Additionally he has launched a furniture brand called Rocky Star Home by Bent Chair and a high street wear brand called RS by Rocky Star in partnership with Shoppers Stop.
Rocky Star’s mission is to create relevant, luxury couture for women and men who relish experimenting with fashion. The design aesthetic is as contemporary as it is traditional and the fashion designer seeks inspiration from the Baroque and Gothic time periods. A sensibility that blends India heritage crafts and textures with intricate embroideries, Rocky’s designs cater to the global clientele with a focus on occasion wear along with bridal, pret and accessories.
Baroque and gothic traces influence the luxury fashion brand with a design sensibility that is luxurious in aesthetic yet simplistic in style. Creating a neo-Victorian era, Rocky Star celebrates the grandeur of the past with glamorous, dramatic silhouettes, edgy prints and intricate hand embroideries.
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The fashion designer has prêt, couture and bridal lines in addition to home, furniture, perfume and accessory lines under his eponymous fashion brand. He also designs costumes for Bollywood films.
- Official website Rocky Star
- Designers Should Be In Sync With Global Trends, Says Rocky S News 18
- “Presenting my collection at London Fashion Week was a surreal experience” Style List
- Reinvention is the key The Hindu
- Facebook profile of Rocky Star Facebook
- Focus remains on Indian sensibilities Asian Age
- The Star Power of Rocky S Fashion Network
- ‘Fashion in India has come a long way’ Deccan Herald
- Rocky Pernia's Pop-Up
- Five minutes with Rocky S India Today
- Instagram profile of Rocky Star Instagram
- Akshay Kumar's 'crowman' gears up to unleash fear IB Times
- Rocky Star talks fashion evolution, corporate funding, sustainability and more Fashion Network
- Designer Rocky Star gives Robot a stylish touch Times Of India
- LinkedIn profile of Rocky Star LinkedIn
- Fashion designers on Bollywood stars who walk the ramp best Mid Day
- Twitter profile of Rocky Star Twitter
- Rocky S to design for Indian beauties at international pageants Indian Express
- Wikipedia profile of Rocky Star Wikipedia
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