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Amit Aggarwal’s stunning sustainable collection graced the ramp of AIFW 2017

Known for his radical runway styles, Amit Aggarwal showcased his AW’17 couture collection along with Tarun Tahiliani for the AIFW ‘guru-shishya’ theme. This is the first time that Amit presented a sustainable couture line, making green the new glam.

Drawing inspiration from the co-evolution of Earth’s natural topography and man’s material world, the leading designer put together a truly breathtaking collection. A sombre mood took over the runway as the audio-visual displayed stars gathering to make beautiful formation. A cold and arid landscape with the parched trees made the backdrop. “Daydreaming”, from the progressive rock band Radio Head, opened the show for the models to appear.

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True to his beliefs, Amit continues his journey of recycling and up cycling through his work. Beautiful pre-owned Patola Ikat and Benares antique brocades and antique borders took over the runway in the designer’s signature style. Amit Aggarwal showcased a stunning collection of dresses, lehengas, and playful sarees.

Sharp silhouettes with a contrast of fluid, curved elements were pulled together in each look. The contours were cut in engineered curves that traced the bodice, inspired from curvilinear geometry. Braided leather detailing accented the dresses. Amit’s design ethics came through with materials like recycled metallic plastic stripes, metallic hand woven zari, pipes, and mesh that were rendered to a high level of inventive workmanship.

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The paradoxical play of the color palette with the combination of ink blue, rust, red, wine, emerald, royal blue, silver, gold, copper, and black reflected the inspiration. The models walked in see-through shoes from heel to toe for an effect of floating on nothingness. These shoes were custom-created by Aprajita Toor for Amit Aggarwal AW’17.

Misho by Suhani Parekh exclusively designed jewelry for this show in 22k gold-plated sterling silver.Patrons of the brand Archana Vijaya, Ambika Anand, Kalyani Chawla, Sabina Chopra graced the show with their presence.

The show progressed into an upbeat mood, giving cue to Tarun Tahiliani’s collection to take on the ramp.

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Mehreen Pirzadaa Spotted Wearing Pink City by Sarika

Mehreen Pirzadaa in Pink City

Mehreen Pirzadaa spotted wearing the “Silk top and dhoti teamed with Mothra tie-up dupatta” by Pink City by Sarika.

This exquisite festive ensemble is all about detailed Gota embroidery on saturated tones.It is funky,very easy to wear and can be your go to outfit for any festive occasion.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra wearing Devnaagri

Designer: Devnaagri

Outfit info: Aqua gota embroidered peplum kurta & sharara

Event: Youtube Channel video shoot

Styled by: Sanjana Batra

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Kiehl’s 14th store in Select CityWalk

The brand motive of Kiehl’s vision is the ‘try before you buy’ initiative. Allowing their patrons to try products before they purchase, this 92-year old initiative has won hearts and has led to loyal clientele over the years.

Kiehl’s journey from humble beginnings in 1851 as an old apothecary in New York’s East Village neighbourhood to 250 stores around the world including 13 flagship stores in India is one which deserves attention and applause.

Jim Sarbh at Kiehl's Select Citywalk

The event was honoured by Kiehl’s advocate and Bollywood actor Jim Sarbh. He was present at this celebratory occasion and talked with the media about his journey with Kiehl’s India and his favourites from the brand.

Kiehl’s old-world, customer-centric heritage has been at the heart of every product and service debut over the company’s 169-year history – from ingredient research and formula safety testing to localized store decors.

One goal is always front of mind: to serve patrons in an attentive, educational environment that offers the company’s tried-and-true skincare products enjoyed by customers the world over.

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‘Utpala’ Summer Collection by Mrunalini Rao’s

‘Utpala’ is a summer collection inspired by the serene lotus. The beauty of this ethereal flower is reinterpreted by the designer into an abstract work of art. The Utpala Collection flaunts a colour palette that is directly derived from the real essence of the flower and its surroundings

Each piece in the collection is crafted with a reverence for traditional artistry and showcases elements such as hand zardozi embroidery, thread embellishments and appliqué. The collection also features hand-painted prints in captivating colours of purple, pink, yellow and green. Bringing sheen and richness to the collection are silks, organzas, chiffons and tulle in flamboyant flares and layers

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