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Rohit Bal to design carpets, watches

Fashion designer Rohit Bal is on a roll. His show at the Men’s Fashion Week was received well by the fashion frat. He also plans to open his restaurant Veda in Kolkata within a year, will relaunch brand of fragrances.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 05, 2011 14:11 IST
Rachana Dubey

Fashion designer Rohit Bal is on a roll. His show at the Men’s Fashion Week was received well by the fashion frat. And now, his plate is full for the rest of the year. Apart from designing Amitabh Bachchan’s clothes for Kaun Banega Crorepati’s current season on Sony Entertainment, Gudda, as he is fondly called, has a lot to look forward to.

For starters, he is the first Indian designer to be appointed by the second largest carpet manufacturers in the world to design an exclusive range of rugs and carpets. The designer is elated: “It’s true that I’m tying up with an international carpet brand, considered the second largest in the world. They’ve never had an Indian designer on board. As a part of my assignment, I’ll be designing rugs, carpets and other works. It’s a time-consuming project but I’m delighted because I’ve never done this before.”

rohitHe will also relaunch his watch range. "Watches are no longer just another accessory. You can’t pair a casual watch with sportswear," says Rohit, adding, "I’ve designed watches in the past and they worked very well. So, it is about time I relaunch with a fresh set."

Gudda’s third assignment will be fragrances for women. The ace fashion designer had earlier launched a limited edition range for men. “Even that worked beautifully. My team and I are working on different fragrances. There should be something for everyone. We’ll start with something really simple,” he informs. “For a range to be successful, you need the right distribution network. And we’ve found ours.”

Last but not the least, Rohit’s restauarant, Veda is set to open in Kolkata soon. “The ones in Mumbai and Delhi are doing fabulously well. So, it is time to move to the City of Joy,” he beams. “Ideally, I’d love to open Veda in Paris. But that needs money, and I don’t have enough to do that.”