Drap­ing Suc­cess

Turquoise by Rachit Khanna, 37 De­signer

India Today - - COVER STORY -

An un­suc­cess­ful stint in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal busi­ness at the age of 22 didn’t de­ter Rachit Khanna from dream­ing big. He went on to follow his heart and launched his own fash­ion la­bel Turquoise by Rachit Khanna in 2009 in his home­town Lud­hi­ana.

MONEY MAT­TERS Boast­ing of a turnover of around Rs 5.8 crore now and more than 100 em­ploy­ees, Khanna looks back and says, “I was al­ways in­clined to­wards art and design de­spite the fact that I come from a busi­ness fam­ily and did my grad­u­a­tion in com­merce in the year 2000, from Pan­jab Univer­sity.” In­sist­ing that he doesn’t re­ally miss go­ing to a fash­ion school, Khanna, ad­mits that like most other young en­trepreneurs he too faced the her­culean task of prov­ing his cred­i­bil­ity when he started out. WEAR­ABLE FASH­ION His la­bel, which is hugely pop­u­lar among Pun­jabi film and mu­sic celebri­ties in­clud­ing Gippy Gre­wal, Am­rit Mann, Mandy Thakar, Satin­der Satti, Oshin Brar, Hi­man­shi Khu­rana, and Kaur B, be­lieves in “prac­ti­ca­bil­ity along with cre­ativ­ity”.

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