About The Designer

Inspired by her home country, Indian born designer Divya Rao launched her namesake label RAO in 2012 as a debut finalist at Fashion Exposed showcasing the ultra – feminine and sophisticated Autumn Winter 2012/13 collection.

Establishing her sartorial roots at India’s National Institute of Fashion Design, Rao gained invaluable experience as a dressmaker before furthering her formal training at RMIT.

RAO is a high end luxury fashion label that emphases on quality, artisanal embroideries and craftsmanship. RAO’s vision is to uphold its traditional values and design aesthetic by influencing, inspiring and creating a demand for timeless and elegant silhouettes.

We are continuously working to ensure that we are supporting safe and fair working conditions across our supply chain and that our products are made with integrity. We build long-term relationships with our manufacturers and artisans and we believe in working with suppliers that share our vision.