Wendell Rodricks' Fashion Journey: His Best Works and Accomplishments (In Pics)

Wendell Rodricks donned many hats of an author, activist, environmentalist and gay rights activist.

India TV Lifestyle Desk [ Published on: February 12, 2020 20:56 IST ]
  • Renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks died at his residence in Colvale village in Goa on Wednesday at the age of 59. 
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    Renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks died at his residence in Colvale village in Goa on Wednesday at the age of 59. 

  • Born on 28 May 1960,  Wendell Rodricks grew up in a Goan Catholic family.
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    Born on 28 May 1960,  Wendell Rodricks grew up in a Goan Catholic family.

  • Wendell Rodricks was known for creating designs that brought together the traditional with the relaxed Goan vibe.
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    Wendell Rodricks was known for creating designs that brought together the traditional with the relaxed Goan vibe.

  • Wendell Rodricks was honoured with one of the highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, back in 2014 by the government of India.
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    Wendell Rodricks was honoured with one of the highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, back in 2014 by the government of India.

  • Wendell Rodricks was also accorded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015. 
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    Wendell Rodricks was also accorded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015. 

  •  He was a published writer with books such as
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     He was a published writer with books such as "Moda Goa - History and Style", his memoir "The Green Room" and "Poskem: Goans in the Shadows".

  • As a designer, he has been credited with reviving the Kunbi saree, worm by the indigenous Kunbi tribal women of Goa.
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    As a designer, he has been credited with reviving the Kunbi saree, worm by the indigenous Kunbi tribal women of Goa.

  • He was also passionate about setting up Moda Goa Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Goan costumes. He was overseeing the ongoing work.
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    He was also passionate about setting up Moda Goa Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Goan costumes. He was overseeing the ongoing work.

  • A well-known gay activist,  Wendell Rodricks was married to Jerome Marrel.
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    A well-known gay activist,  Wendell Rodricks was married to Jerome Marrel.

  • Today, the fashion world has lost a gem. Rest in Peace Wendell Rodricks.
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    Today, the fashion world has lost a gem. Rest in Peace Wendell Rodricks.

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