Wendell Rodricks is an Indian fashion designer born in Goa, India. Rodricks take off to his career as a catering graduate, but later he moved towards his desire for fashion designing. He completed his studies in Fashion Designing from the USA and France during 1986 to 1988. Rodricks was the first India, designer that got the privilege to attend IGEDO event held in Germany in 1995 (world's largest garment fair), Dubai Fashion week in 2001, Malaysia fashion week in 2002, besides these events he was invited for the prestigious Paris Pret-a-Porter salon in 2007 and at the world’s biggest organic Fair BioFach held in Nuremberg, Germany in 2012. While in 1993, he beautifully portrayed Festival of Indian Culture in Beijing and Shanghai in China.
He currently lives in Colvale village that resides in North Goa. In 2002, he appeared in the television play named as True West, while in 2003, he also portrayed in a film" Boom'. In 2007, he was invited to showcase his work for two fashion shows which were held at Bryant Park,
in the remark to celebrate the 60th year of India’s Independence.
Rodricks has done a lot of work in improving the condition of Goa. He has designed various uniforms for the Traffic Police of the Goa state, the Goa Marriott Resort, the Four Seasons. Apart this he has also designed for the football team of Vasco Sports Club and the whole staff of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. At the International level, he has worked with different designing advertisements for Delsey, SWATCH Bijoux, Wellspun, Raymond Weil and Breguet. He has amazingly earned a lot of fame and recognition in the fashion land amusing people with an elegant style in the designed attires. He has also worked with a renowned
,a Kathak dancer. . Now, he is keen to launch a book on Goa's clothing tradition. Apart from his designing work, he is also bothered about different other sectors of the industry, like letteringfor the country's leading women's magazine, at the Board of Technical Education he is the Chairman of the courses committee appointed by the Goa Government, Advisory Board member of Lakme Fashion Week and Fashion Institutes. He is a member of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust, located in Goa that promotes handspun Khadi. He has also gathered many praises from renowned female politicians who are saree lovers like
, Sheila Dixit, and Pratibha Patil.
In 2014, Rodricks was Honoured with the India’s highest civilian award, "the Padma Shri" by the prominent leader of the country,
( The President) for his exclusive Fashion Designs.