BODICE is the premier line of well-known Delhi-based brand BODICE, founded in 2011 by Indian-born Ruchika Sachdeva. Eastern philosophy and principles of balance and deep contemplation inform London College of Fashion graduate Sachdeva’s design practice.
In January 2018 BODICE won the prestigious International Woolmark Prize for its AW/18 collection that brought together rare Indian artisanal techniques with merino wool. The Woolmark judges praised the clean BODICE silhouette, and lauded its sophisticated colour-blocking, strong proportions and architectural lines.
As a woman designing for women Sachdeva believes in creating clothes that are alluring and effortless, combining impeccably tailored silhouettes with the comfort and versatility of traditional Indian dress. BODICE embodies a modern sense of comfort without being stuck in an athleisure or street wear rut. The clothes whilst restrained and measured are shot through with romantic gestures. An innovative pleating method lends graceful movement whilst retaining the signature structured silhouette. BODICE embodies a new kind of luxury, one where cerebral design is combined with an intuitive understanding of how modern women want to dress.