6 books that inspire Ritu Kumar’s work and life

Intricate detailing, rich craftsmanship and classic, earthy hues are just a few elements that define the work of veteran fashion designer Ritu Kumar. A name to reckon within the fashion industry, every season the designer showcases collections that define modern elegance. Whether it’s an easy-breezy kaftan, a stunning suit or a block-print maxi, her iconic label amalgamates Indian traditions and ethnicity with contemporary sensibilities.

We reached out to Ritu Kumar for the books that have impacted her work and personal life through the years. Here’s what she had to say:

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“All of the above books are costume studies too, from Bengal, Northwest frontier province, the Greek and the English courts,” she adds further.

Which book made it to your reading list?

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