Rashmi Varma


From an early start in interior design, art and architecture, Rashmi Varma went on to work in fashion, film & theatre. A profound love and respect for crafts led her to launch a women’s wear label Rashmi Varma in 2013, with garments that celebrate design, functionality and the rich imperfections of the human hand for the 21st century.

Prior to moving to India to start her clothing line, she worked extensively as a costume designer in films ranging from indie to big budget Hollywood productions. Her designs, performances and installations have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art and the Textile Museum of Canada. Her book, Sār: The Essence of Indian Design, co-authored with Swapnaa Tamhane, was published by Phaidon Press in 2016. Sār distils Indian design aesthetics into 200 living objects, both machine made and handcrafted throughout India. Rashmi Varma was born in Montreal, Canada and is now based in New Delhi, India.