The Business of Fashion’s BOF 500 list is a comprehensive reference of people shaping the multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry. Announced this week in New York, Sachdeva joins past International Woolmark Prize winners, Gabriela Hearst and Rahul Mishra, as well as designers competing in the current 2018/19 prize, Angel Chen and Brandon Maxwell, who will face the global final in February 2019 as Sachdeva did earlier this year.
After launching her brand in India in 2011, Bodice has presented during Lakme Fashion Week and in 2014 won the Vogue India Fashion Fund. It wasn’t until the brand’s success in February of this year at the International Woolmark Prize, however, that Sachdeva began receiving the international recognition she so deserved.
Bodice is now stocked on online e-commerce giants Farfetch and MyTheresa, as well as in Boutique1 in the UK and Dubai, Takashimaya in Japan, Tata Cliq Luxury in India, and in Australia’s Parlour X and David Jones. Ruchika has also been recently profiled by the likes of Vogue, the New York Times and now the Business of Fashion through the BOF 500.
Sachdeva’s garments harness traditional Indian manufacturing and garment-making techniques with a wholly contemporary aesthetic. And this, in combination with the sustainable practices at the core of her brand, has contributed to this designer’s recognition not only in her craft but also as a social entrepreneur.
Ruchika Sachdeva recently travelled to Australia to experience first-hand the true source of Merino wool and gain inspiration for her future collections.