Being in Paris is an experience of a Life;
Everyday I learn something new and feel inspired to make it all work - Ritu Beri

Fashion Designer - Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri
Date of Birth: 1972 May 03
Residence: New Delhi, IN
Born In: New Delhi, IN
Labels: Ritu Beri, The Luxury League
Stores: Ritu Beri, Baby Beri
Looking for the best Indian designers in the world? Then Ritu Beri is one name which top's the list. She also stands among the top fashion designer in the world. Ritu Beri's father Col. Balbir Singh Beri belonged to the elite regt. of the Indian Army and Indu Beri her mother is an entrepreneur. She did her schooling from various schools all over India as she came from an Army background. She completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College Women's college in New Delhi, IN after which her passion towards designing lead her to National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, IN in 1987 which was the first batch with only 25 students.
"Back then fashion was not considered a serious business - it was a plaything for a small elite. It was then that I first understood where I was heading… To be a fashion designer!", says Ritu Beri
About her personal life, Ritu tied knot with Bobby Chadha in 2004, who is an entrepreneur dealing with import/export business in Delhi. The beautiful couple were blessed with a little angel ' Gia ', who was born in August 2007. The first major appreciation in Ritu's career by people was when she presented her first designer collection "Lavanya" just after she passed out from NIFT. In 1990, she decided to launch her own brand "Ritu Beri". She became the first Indian to represent India at Paris as she showcased her collection named "la semaine de la haute couture". Later she came up with her own personal fashion book named "101 ways to look good". She also designed the most expensive Barbie doll. She is the one and only Indian designer to be featured in the promostyl’s magazine. Ritu's passion towards fashion has never stopped her not only as a fashion designer but she is a very skilled auther too. Author Ritu has wrote 5 books in the field of fashion - Firefly a Fairytale, 101 Ways to Look Your Best, Style File, The Designs of a Restless Mind, The Fire of a Restless Mind.
Ritu Beri Fashion Designer

Exotic timeline of Ritu Beri's career

1987Graduation in Economics Honors, from Lady Shri Ram College
1987Joined National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
1992Liberty (London) bought a consignment, her first success Internationally
1997Created Ritu Beri Fashion Fraternity, First Indian Designer to be featured in PROMOSTYL's Acuastyl
1998Launched her 1st Luxe collection, First Indian designer to present a Couture show in Paris
20001st Asian Designer to head a French Fashion House, designing their PRET-A-PORTER collections
2001Showcasing Couture show at Buddha Bar (Paris) which was covered LIVE by Fashion TV
2006Launched her book, "Firefly – A Fairytale", the most expensive book in India
2010 Honoured with the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government
2016Launched 2 new books named "The Designs of A Restless Mind" & "The Fire of A Restless Mind"
Designer costume by Ritu Beri Party and casual wear by Ritu Beri Designer Suit from Ritu Beri collection

Ritu - The Author/Writer

Apart from being a fashion designer, Ritu Beri is also spectacular in writing. She has gifted the world with 5 books till date. In 2006, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar released Ritu's maiden book, "Firefly: A Fairytale", which she herself published. The book deals with topics like women's beauty, architecture, history and Ritu Beri's experiences in Paris. It was a limited edition book with only 100 copies which also was the most expensive Indian book pricing Rs 1 lakh. The book release was a great success as it was sold out in hours and then went in to print the second edition the very next day.
"Firefly is about my experiences in the fashion industry. It's not my autobiography and I prefer to call it a fairy tale. I enjoy exploring the impossibilities and like to work in an inspired mode only to satisfy myself and my passions" says Ritu.
Ritu - The Author
Style File Penguin Books Australia 2003  
101 Ways to Look Your Best Penguin Books Australia 2003 144
Firefly a Fairytale Ritu Beri 2006  
The Designs of a Restless Mind Waterfront Press 2016 289
The Fire of a Restless Mind Academic Foundation 2017 232
Firefly a Fairytale - Ritu Beri
Clients / Celebrities
Ritu Beri has designed costumes for many popular and famous people around the world. Few of her international clients are Nicole Kidman (Australian actress, producer, and occasional singer), Andie MacDowell (American actress and fashion model), Bill Clinton (Former US President), Prince Charles (Prince of Wales), Laetitia Casta (French Actress, model), Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger (American-English model and actress), Jerry Hall (American model and actress).
Many Indian celebrities are fond of the Ritu's designer collection. Ritu's notable Indian clients includes actresses Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta, Vidya Balan, Sushmita Sen, Dia Mirza, Rekha, Hema Malini and Akshay Kumar (Bollywood actor), A R Rahman (Indian composer), Shobha De (Novelist), Smt Sushma Swaraj (Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs) and so on...
Ritu Beri in style
25 years of Ritu
When it comes to Awards, Ritu has a great collection to her wall of fame. Her first achievement was when she was awarded with Millenium Achiever Award in 2000. She also received Rashtriya Shiromani Award the same year. In 2004, she was awarded with Global Excellence Award, Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award in 2007 for excelling in her area of expertise. Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres was one of her most prestigious award which she bagged during the French Government in the late 2010's. Ritu was noted as Delhi's Most Stylish Awards in 2013. She was declared as the "Link Lady of India" by Tag Heuer in 2013. Spanish Government credited her with "The Lady of the Order of Civil Merit" in 2014. In 2016 she received "The Inspirational Power Brands Glam Award" and she still has a lot more in the coming years...
Ritu Beri collections Ritu Beri Delhi Couture Week Ritu Beri bridal lehengas
This summer, pink is going to be in fashion, and this does not mean just on the ramp but in daily wear also.
These days the fashion statement is equal as everybody is becoming so very fashion conscious - Ritu Beri

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