The designer duo, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna promoters of Fashion Label H2O and CUE jointly launched their dream project, Palette Art Gallery (based in New Delhi) in year 2001 with the most unique collection of Contemporary Art in India.
Rahul Khanna studied apparel merchandising at the National Institute of Fashion Designing, while Rahul Khanna worked as a freelance designer and stylist with various fashion houses before launching Cue.
Palette 2002 reflected a curious blend of the conventional and the avant garde, the known and the lesser known, the young and the old Indian Artists and marked the second anniversary of the Palette art Gallery (New Delhi).
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna design western clothes which are practical and wearable - straight-line clothing with emphasis on detailing and comfort. They mostly use wrinkle-free and body-friendly fabrics.
After graduating and working with a New York based fashion house for five years, he launched H2O a brand of mens shirts and ties for the domestic market. After the success of H2O, he teamed up with designer Rahul Khanna and launched 'CUE'.
The collections are based on straight line clothing, retaining the very basic elements of style & quality, and keeping in mind the increasing demand for western wear in India; whereas they keep their silhouettes sharp and defined with an emphasis on fabrics, cuts and a lot of detailing rather than on embellishments.
The colour palette is neutral with subtle dashes of pastel colours such as aqua, orange, lilac and mint green, while polka dots play an important role in the collection.
Cue & H2O have dressed various leading personalities and are now available at four stand-alone stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, apart from retailing in Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Dubai, Greece, South Africa and London.