Rhea Singh

Born in Poland and grew up in Singapore, Rhea Singh is a contemporary Indian fashion designer currently living in Chicago. Originally a print artist, Rhea found fashion as a way of connecting back to her heritage. n As a designer Rhea heavily focuses on the concept of cultural sustainability, whether it be in the silhouette or the prints she designs, carrying forward details of her heritage is an important element in her work. Each garment that Rhea creates has hidden elements of her Indian heritage, whether it be through the print, the delicate beadwork, or the construction, it’s always hidden in the details of her work. As an Indian designer, Rhea also works very closely with embellishments such as beadwork and embroidery. Her eye for detail and creating texture on top of fabric comes from her heritage. If her garments do not have any beadwork what you may be able to find is the delicate blindstitch to close many of her seams. As a designer, Rhea not only works with shapes around the body but her handwork is shown through all her garments.