Abhijeet Khanna, a young talented designer, graduated from National Institute of echnology, New Delhi with a gold medal and best design collection award. He started his career working as design assistant to a veteran Indian designer Manish Arora. Picking up invaluable experience over four years, he also marked his presence on the international ramp at very nascent stage of his vocation. Abhijeet represented Indian Contemporary Design at Bijenkorf in 2003, a prestigious store in Amsterdam where he showcased his collection and won lots of accolades.
Enthused and inspired with the response, he launched his label, RISA, in December 2006. With, flamboyancy and young-at-heart appeal Abhijeet’s debut collection under this label, Spring Summer 2008,was selected to show case by an esteemed jury at London Fashion Week, September 2007. In a unique debut double, RISA was selected for a catwalk show at Delhi’s Fashion Week, September 2007.
His style is Basic and global approach towards patterns and flashes of color on silks to give a youthful feel. Abhijeet aptly describes his style as fashion forward. The designs are eclectic and are a synthesis of the best of the east and the west. It reflects strong Indian influences in terms of techniques like hand embroidery and block prints even as it exudes global appeal with its silhouettes and palette. His client as descred by the designer, “ the woman he designs for has soft, flowing hair that cascades down or is tied loose. She smells of spices and roses and tulips.Hers is an eternal youth, and her adolescence never vanishes, a woman whom age forgets. “She’s fair in the sun, glows in the dark, she loves summer, winter and a dance in the monsoons,” says Abhijeet.