Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri[1] (Hindi: रितु बेरी) (Punjabi: ਰਿਤੂ ਬੇਰੀ) is a New Delhi based international fashion designer.

Ritu Beri
Born3 May
New Delhi, India
Occupationfashion designer
Ritu Beri
AwardsChevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government The Lady of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish Government

She learned the art and science of fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, affiliated to F.I.T. New York in 1990. A protégé of Francois Lesage, the French embroiderer, Beri launched her label in India in December 1990.

She was the first Asian designer to head a French fashion brand, Jean-Louis Scherrer,[2] in March 2002.

She launched The Luxury League a not-for-profit organisation, to promote creativity & innovation in the luxury industry of India.[3] She was appointed advisor[4] to Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a part of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

Personal life

Ritu Beri comes from an army background. Her father, Col. Balbir Singh Beri, belonged to the elite regt. of the Indian Army ‘THE BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS’, he was commissioned into 3 GUARDS (1 RAJ RIF) and he was an adjutant at IMA, Dehradun. Her mother, Indu Beri, is an entrepreneur & her brother, Navin Beri, is a businessman.

The designer, in 2004, married Bobby Chadha,[5] who is a pioneer in corporate aviation in India. The couple have a daughter, Gia, born in August 2007.


Ritu Beri did her schooling from many schools all over India due to her father's army background. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College after which she went on to study fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi in 1987. The designer is amongst the first batch of NIFT which included only 25 students.

Early career

Ritu Beri launched her label, Lavanya, in December 1990.

In 1992, Liberty, London (Regent Street), bought a consignment, marking her first success in the international arena.[6]

In 1997, she created Ritu Beri Fashion Fraternity (RBFF), as a stepping stone for young designers wanting to launch their brands.[7]

In 1997, Ritu Beri also became the first Indian designer to be featured in PROMOSTYL's Acuastyl, a magazine which forecasts fashion trends worldwide.[8]


In 2000, Ritu Beri was the first Asian designer to head a French fashion house, Jean Louis Scherrer, to design their pret-a-porter collections.[9]

Ritu Beri, in 2010, was bestowed the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government.[10]

On 9 April 2016, Beri launched The Designs of A Restless Mind & The Fire of A Restless Mind.[11] In The Designs of A Restless Mind,[12]


  • 2016 - The Inspirational Power Brands Glam Award[13]
  • 2014 - The Lady of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish Government[14]
  • 2010 - Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government[15]

See also


  1. "Ritu Beri". www.rituberi.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. "rediff.com: Ritu Beri takes over at Scherrer". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. "How Ritu Beri is putting India's luxury labels on the global map". VOGUE India. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. IANS. "Need to make Khadi the fabric of the moment: Ritu Beri". Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. "Designer Ritu Beri marries Bobby Chadha". www.indiatraveltimes.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. neelakshikataria (8 November 2016). "Ritu beri". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. neelakshikataria (8 November 2016). "Ritu beri". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. "1997 Ritu Beri achievements".
  9. neelakshikataria (8 November 2016). "Ritu beri". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. "Ritu Beri conferred French honour". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  11. "Fashion designer Ritu Beri launches two books". 10 April 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  12. Beri, Ritu (1 January 2016). The Designs of a Restless Mind (1ST ed.). Limited Edition an Imprint of Academic Foundation. ISBN 9789332703582.
  13. ANI. "Power Brands 2016 launched with special issue of Sunday Indian on Niti Aayog". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  14. IANS. "Designer Ritu Beri gets Spain honour". Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  15. "Ritu Beri gets French honour - | Photo1 | India Today". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
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