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Rimple & Harpreet Narula’s Enchanting SS’17 collection – Qafila

“Qafila” is a tale of travel and transcendence… a reverie borne out of Rimple and Harpreet’s quest for the subliminal and the artisanal… a never-ending wanderlust and the soul-searching journey that takes the designers across the globe exploring cultures and customs that get woven into their creations through the language of motifs. The collection is a nuanced amalgamation of heritage and craft as the designers delve into antiquated surface ornamentation techniques such as “Warq ka Kaam”, block printing and gotta embroidery on handloom Chanderi silks and cotton.

The collection is a veritable travelogue through the medium of couture as it charts a Bohemian wanderer’s perpetual pursuit of discovery, traversing across cultures and landscapes picking up motifs of reminiscence along the way, each reflecting various moods and fascinations en route with nostalgia, pathos and melancholy. The spirit of the collection is of longing and desire, to hope and to rediscover, to lose one’s “own” to regain the “self” in the process.

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The sun-kissed stark landscapes of pebbles, sand and stone traversed by this eternal drifter renders the collection in hues of muted ivories, golds and beiges and just as the sky transforms itself over the passage of time and place- the color palette meanders into earthy marsalas, deep purples and inky blues while the artworks find inspiration in the designers’ love for old textiles and their sublime leitmotifs. A mélange of motifs- the French Paisley, Arabesque cartouches and flowering trellises, the Palampore “Tree of Life”, Mughal artworks, towering minarets, and fantastical Birds and Beasts are used by the designers in a painterly fashion to chart the eclectic course of this drifter’s journey, an everlasting quest of the body and soul across the sands of time.

Rooted in an ethos that overlays tribal elements with cultured artworks and puts them on the same stage, the collection is a marriage of the refined and the rustic, the rural and the urban, the tamed and the untamed…an homage to the odyssey of the eternal wanderer.

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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

Check Out Taapsee Pannu wearing Sameer Madan

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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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