As the youngest designer in history to make a debut at Lakme Fashion Week, Kunal Rawal has come a long way since he graduated from the London College of Fashion, studying fashion design and merchandising. Kunal Rawal launched his designer label in 2006 named ‘Dstress’, using embellishments to create a unique older look.
Kunal Rawal now specialises in menswear, regularly creating normal menswear products but adding his own distinct designs to them in an attempt to help bridge the gap between traditional Indian wear and contemporary Indian wear. This has been the goal for a lot of designers in the past, but Kunal Rawal seems to be able to achieve this effortlessly. The collection includes everything from sherwani coats, summer suits, kotis, breech pants, cotton bandhgalas to boots.
Kunal Rawal’s designs have been worn by a long list of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan , Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Prateik Babbar and Abhay Deol. He has also been closely working with the Being Human Foundation and has received wide-spread appraisal for his work and collaborations with actor Salman Khan (founder of the Being Human Foundation).