ⓘ Wajahat Hussain Rather


ⓘ Wajahat Hussain Rather

Rather was born and raised in Kashmir. While still growing up, he developed interest in painting and design.

Rather studied Fine Arts and graduated with a gold medal in Painting from the Jammu University. He later did his post graduate studies in Textile Design at the National Institute of Design NID, Ahmedabad and earned his MA in Fashion and Textiles from Nottingham Trent University, UK.


1. Career

Rather joined the Craft Development Institute, Srinagar, for a final year project where he worked with the master soznikars of Kashmir. He later created his clothing brand named Raffughar in 2013.

Rather exhibited his women’s wear collection Qurbat at the Lotus India Fashion Week in October 2018. His Tarakhmaal collection for spring/summer 2019 was featured in Pool Magazine He also produced a recent collection titled Hakeemo - The Healer.

In 2020, Vogue India and other media platforms named Raffughar among top five emerging fashion brands of India.,

Rather was a former lecturer at the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali. He later joined the Institute of Design, State University of Performing And Visual Arts at Rohtak, as one of the founder faculties. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pearl Academy, New Delhi.