RohitBal is intensely concerned with design as an art form. The designer draws on history, fantasy and folklore to create masterpieces that are desired by discerning aficionados around the globe. Rohit has a deep understanding of the psyche of the fashion world and it reflects in his collections that are intelligent, studied, imaginative and completely innovative yet always relevant and awe-inspiring.
The celebrated designer graduated from the famed St.Stephens College in New Delhi with an honors degree in History.
He then worked in his family's export business for a few years, learning the ropes. In 1990, he launched his label and designer line and there was no looking back.
RohitBal's sense of aesthetic is finely honed. His work is handcrafted to perfection. He is recognized for meticulous attention to detail.
Rohit draws from influences, wide and varied. From the village crafts and traditional methods of design that India is so rich in, to the transient phenomenon of the sub continent's urban landscape, the designer brings them all to life in his spectacular yet original language.
Rohit's versatility as a design talent is on display in many efforts that have come to life.
Some milestones are:
Dedicated spaces at the prestigious stores in India, the Middle East & Europe.
Has Shown in major fashion capitals all over the world.
Has held fashion shows in London, Paris, New York, Singapore, Moscow, Jakarta, Colombo, Sao Paulo, Munich, Geneva and all major cities in India. His collections have been met with an incredible and enthusiastic response
A creative partnership with International shoe designer, Christian Louboutin A high value collaboration with the Conran Store and other lifestyle stores such as Crate and Barrel, Anthropology and the likes.
A partnership with Nebula-Titan watches where the watches were successfully designed by Rohit Bal which were sold at all the Nebula Titan Stores
A partnership with Kirtilal Jewellers for an extremely high end range of precious jewellery which was launched in all the Kirtilal stores.
A partnership with cosmetic giant Lancôme for a bridal make- up range.
A partnership with Zippo lighters where for the first time a designer was asked to design lighters with the designer's branding on it.
A very recent partnership with international textile company "Reid & Taylor" where Rohit Bal has been signed on as their Head designer where his collection will be sold under Rohit Bal Reid & Taylor.Rohit Bal has also been signed on as the brand ambassador for Chivas. He has also recently design carpet collection for the international carpet company EGE. Has just been invited to do a show with Rolls Royce.
The label 'Balance' by Rohit Bal is a prêt offering from the designer. It has been an unqualified success.
Rohit Bal launched his first restaurant 'Veda' in New Delhi and Conde naste Traveller included his restaurant in its Top 100 restaurants in the World. This success encouraged Rohit to open another fine dining Italian restaurant 'Cibo'. Rohit Bal has also opened three more Vedas, two in Delhi, one in Mumbai and has opened the fifth restaurant in Kolkata recently. The restaurant chain will shortly expand to other metros as well.
Rohit Bal today has a significant presence in all the cities of India. He is considered a maverick talent who never disappoints. The designer is well recognized around the world and in times ahead will aggressively expand his presence internationally.
Another successful partnership with carpet conglomerate Ege Carpets from Denmark, where again Rohit has been signed on as their designer to create a collection under his label to be sold globally.
RohitBal has been successfully the brand ambassador for the Linen Club – an Aditya Birla Group company for the last 11 years.
RohitBal has also been the brand ambassador for International Car company, Mitsubishi in which he has endorsed their new car "OUTLANDER".
RohitBal has had an incredibly long relationship with the Swatch Group where he has been closely associated to brand Omega and later on also with the watch company Tag Heur.
RohitBal has been showered with awards and accolades such as best designer, Women's Wear, & best designer Men's Wear, best show presentation, best designer Pret a porter, Men's wear and Women's Wear, best designer couture Mens' Wear, best Designer Couture Women's Wear and the most recent award for Hello Magazine, contribution to fashion, GQ Award for best designer and best designer couture Elle etc. He has also received The Shiromani Award and the Best Menswear Designer at the inaugural India Fashion Awards.
These Awards have been constantly won by Rohit Bal. These Awards have been gifted by Internationally Renowned publications and magazines like vogue, harper bazar, ELLE, Verve, Marie Claire.