Last Updated: 03 Oct, 2022 | Views: 299
Profession: Fashion Designer
Other Profession(s): Costume Designer
Higher Education: Graduated
Ritu Kumar is a fashion designer from India. She has worked in India's modeling industry for more than 40 years, making her one of the country's most well-known fashion designers. She completed her education at the Loreto Convent in Shimla before moving to Lady Irwin College in New Delhi to complete her graduation. Ritu later won a scholarship to study art history at Briarcliff College in New York. She then applied to study museology at the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, which at the time was a division of the University of Calcutta.
In 1960s & 70s: Ritu Kumar eventually expanded into international markets with bridal wear and evening clothes.
In 1970s: She was interviewed for the Harvard Business School's Creating Emerging Markets project
In 1996: Kumar's company also has stores in Paris, London, and New York as well as in India.
In 1999: She closed her London branch after three years.
In 2002: Together with her son Amrish, she launched the "Label" line.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2012: She received the Achievement Award at the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women's Awards.
In 2013: Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri.
Her business's annual revenue grew to Rs. 10 billion in the 1990s, surpassing that of several other Indian fashion retailers at the time.
She is also part of the founding membership of the AIACA, alongside four other well-known Indian fashion brands.
Ritu Kumar's personal fashion journey has developed over the years to match the demands of many generations from around the world, despite the fact that she is almost associated with Indian traditional textiles and fashion.