Wendell Rodricks

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Full NameWendell Rodricks
BornMay 28, 1960, Bombay, Bombay State, India
DiedFebruary 12, 2020, Colvale, Goa, India
OccupationsFashion Designer, Author
PartnerJerome Marrel (PACS in 2002)
Awards– Padma Shri (2014)
– Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (2015)
Net WorthApproximately $5 million
Early Life– Born to Goan Catholic parents, Greta and Felix
– Eldest brother to Robin, Chester, and Joel
– Grew up in Mahim, attended St. Michael’s High School
– Completed a graduate diploma in catering
Early Career– Assistant director of the Royal Oman Police Officers Club in Muscat (1982)
– Studied fashion in Los Angeles and Paris using his savings
Fashion Career– Designed for Garden Vareli, Lakmé Cosmetics, and DeBeers
– Launched his own label in 1989
– First Indian designer invited to IGEDO (1995)
– Opened Dubai Fashion Week (2001)
– Presented at Paris Fashion Week Pret a Porter salon (2007)
– Fellow design member of the Fashion Design Council of India
Notable Contributions– Pioneered resort wear and eco-friendly fashion
– Revived the traditional Goan kunbi sari
– Part of the khadi movement
– Promoted khadi at BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany (2011)
– Presented a collection for plus-size women at Lakme Fashion Week (2017)
Activism– Advocate for social causes, environment, and gay rights
Significant Shows– First show at the Regal Room of the Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai
– IGEDO (1995), Dubai Fashion Week (2001), Paris Fashion Week (2007)

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