“Raas” ventures into the world of Ikkat with a view to promote authentic designs and showcase the finesse of the art world wide. A design house from Odisha, Raas produces a wide range of hand crafted textiles, made ups, saris, lehengas, anarkalis, cocktail dresses, Waist coats, shirts, pocket squares, ties, tunics, kaftans, stoles & dupattas.
Themed to be the entangled age old affair of a woman with her attire, outfits and her wardrobe. Every single outfit draws inspiration from woman hood, be it be feminism, power, poise and motherhood. The collection comprises of few hand woven heritage silks, mulberry silks and tussar sporting contemporary motifs.
The men’s wear would comprise mostly waist coats from tussar and Odisha mulberry silks and Ikkat with pocket squares and ties.
Though the label is young it has already started making a place for itself at stores in US and UK. A joint venture of Rashmi Mohaptra, a well known Odia vocalist & Internationally acclaimed fashion designer Pritam Panda, Raas a non-profit making organization & solely aims at promoting the state’s dormant weaving industry & making it global.
RAAS the first ever Odisha Fashion Label showcased at Bangalore fashion week!!. The label showcased 25 odd ensembles . RAAS is The first ever Odisha Fashion Label to be showcased at a national level Fashion week..showcasing not just fashion but Odisha traditional heritage silk weavers, from pasaapali to bomkai to kahandua and innovatively cored down ikkat on mulberry silk hand woven and tied dyed in remote villages from Odisha.