Raman vij completed his Masters in Fashion and Textiles from Nottingham Trent University in year 2000. He studied knitwear design and technology in Nift Delhi and won the Best
Knitwear Design Collection Award in year 1997. He got a scholarship to do Masters in fashion and textiles in Nottingham Trent University. After passing out he worked with design studios like Robert Weldon Design studio and liberty. He worked with big brands in knitting industry. Raman vij launched his label 'RAMAN VIJ' in year 2000. He retails from his flagship store 'RAMAN VIJ DESIGNS' situated in Ludhiana. He is known for his cuts and finishes. He has showcased his autumn winter collection in will lifestyle fashion week & lakme fashionweek recently. Japanese, European & Middle East buyers loves his collection. Show cased his collection in Dubai fashion fiesta 2009& indian premier London fashion week too.
Raman takes inspiration from life and nature around him. He is inspired by factors like structures and patterns formed by the powerful forces of nature. He is a traveler and a nomad who collects his experiences and put them on his knitting & embroidery. According to him 'to create is to destroy and to destroy is to create'. My experimentation with yarns & knitting always push me towards new ideas. I believe there is a lot to do in knitting. I want to explore more and want to go to the depth of knitting & textiles possibilities. This can give a new dimension to fashion & a bit of curiosity factor that I think is missing in knitwear in India. I think this is going to be my USP.