INDIAN FASHION DESIGNER WENDELL RODRICKS
Wendell Rodricks is a prominent fashion designer based in the western Indian region of Goa. He has been listed among one of India’s top ten designers.His work has involved a wide range of fashion—from lecturing on world costume history to fashion journalism and styling for international advertising campaigns.
He is openly gay.Rodricks started as a catering graduate but later moved to fashion designing.The Goa-based fashion designer is critical of attempts to make beauty pagents “more in line with our culture” and what he has termed a xenophobic attitude to even simple fund-raising events which are “not part of our culture”.
Rodricks has researched the theme of the history of the Goan costume for three years and interned at The National Costume Museum in Lisbon and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.