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In a room full of people, it’s easy to spot fashion designer Wendell Rodricks — thanks to his striking purple shoes. Last year, Chandigarh saw Wendell Rodricks with his quirky collection at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour (BPFT). He’s back in town, once again, with his latest collection, Flash Splash, for BPFT itself. All that he has to say about the collection is that it’s full of hot colours such as chilli red, glow yellow, hot pink and neon orange. “I have kept the silhouettes very stylish and western with a hint of fusion,” he says.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 17, 2012 11:12 IST
Navleen Lakhi

In a room full of people, it’s easy to spot fashion designer Wendell Rodricks — thanks to his striking purple shoes. Last year, Chandigarh saw Wendell Rodricks with his quirky collection at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour (BPFT). He’s back in town, once again, with his latest collection, Flash Splash, for BPFT itself. All that he has to say about the collection is that it’s full of hot colours such as chilli red, glow yellow, hot pink and neon orange. “I have kept the silhouettes very stylish and western with a hint of fusion,” he says.


Having released his autobiography (his second book), The Green Room, recently at Lakme Fashion Week, Rodricks is more than eager to talk about his book. “The book is a collection of my memories from the fashion industry over the past 25 years. It’s about the evolution of Indian fashion industry. I just wanted to be fair to everyone whom I’ve crossed paths with, thus, the book is straight from the heart,” he shares.

There are, however, a few things that Rodricks is not pleased about. “The government doesn’t recognise fashion as an industry. We are doing a serious business here — from cotton growers and tailors to dyers, it’s a huge industry! The need of the hour is to have a dialogue with the government, to acknowledge our industry as serious business.”

So, what’s next on his to-do list? “I have got a Fulbright scholarship and will be going to San Francisco to teach students soon. I will also be coming up with my third book, Cutting in Squares, which will be all about cutting clothes through the guidelines of Indian geometry.”