Actress Sunny Leone and acid attack victim Reshma Qureshi showcased the rural art of India on the runway of the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW) for designer Archana Kochhar. Archana Kochhar presented her collection — A Tale of Two Travels, inspired by her travel to the Taj Mahal and a village of the Banjara tribe.
Sunny Leone, the first Bollywood actress to ever walk the ramp at NYFW, looked resplendent as the showstopper in an ivory Archana Kochhar gown. Reshma Qureshi, an acid attack victim who made worldwide headlines for her story, opened the show for the designer in a beautiful ivory gown, which was offset with digitally printed motifs, to create awareness of the initiative “Bring Beauty Back”. She sashayed across the runway to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year. Reshma said: "I am hoping that my participation in this runway will inspire hope and confidence in other acid attack survivors, that they can lead a normal life.
“I am so excited. It’s unbelievable that I just walked at New York Fashion Week for Designer Archana Kochhar wearing her Banjara Collection. The energy here was superb and the response we received was phenomenal”, shared Actress Sunny Leone immediately after the show. “I Love this gown, it looks so ethereal. Archana is my favorite Indian designer. She is someone who inspires me as a woman. She has a strong will and goes after what she wants and she is here at New York and has done a spectacular job. Very few Indian designers have reached New York Fashion Week, but she has”, she further added.
“It was a surreal experience. This is arguably, the largest fashion platform in the world. It is a great honor to be one of the few Indians to have showcased at New York Fashion week, for the second time. It is one of the most professionally run events in the world. As the NYFW organizers had told me, they don’t talk fashion – they own fashion”, shared designer Archana Kochhar.
“I am very grateful to Sunny, who’s a dear friend, and I think she looks stunning in whatever she wears. Also I am very honored to have ReshmaQureshi walking the ramp and showcasing different facets of beauty to the world.Beauty should not be affirmed by a certain height, color or size, it is beyond that. It should be an all-inclusive concept.We need such acceptance in society and I think such endeavors of mine will increase sensitivity towards this concept in our society”, Kochhar further added.
“I was very excited. This was my first time at New York. I am hoping that my participation in this runway will inspire hope and confidence in other acid attack survivors, that they can lead a normal life”, shared an overwhelmed Reshma Qureshi after opening the show for Designer Archana Kochhar at the New York Fashion Week.
“A tale of Two Travels” is a thoughtful creation that imparts royal individuality of the surreal Taj and gleams in the colorful essence of Banjara. The first inspiration of the collection is by the nomadic tribe of India called Banjara, known for the craft of the vibrant mesmerizing colors and rustic mirror work in India. The color pallet of this collection is ivory offset with colorful digitally printed motifs, which is further highlighted with multi-color thread work and mirror work. The second inspiration of the collection is by the magnificent TajMahal. Depicting a dreamy vision, the collection is an exclusive range of colorful intricate digital prints depicting the vibrant symbolic motifs of the amazing TajMahal, the beautiful lotus flower, the mighty royal elephants balanced with geometric motifs.The new line is a foci of contemporary silhouettes fused with a glimpse of Indian conventional cuts to bring forward the concept of the east meets the west. The silhouettes comprised of cold shoulder crop tops, caplets, flared bellbottoms, flared skirts, pencil skirts, high waist shorts, paper bag skirts, dhoti pants, structured gowns, key hole gowns, flowy drapes and jumpsuits.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra wearing Devnaagri
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.
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.
‘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
Bugatti Launches Summer Collection
Warmer days are here again and bugatti’s new Spring Summer 2020 collection is here to greet them with a bouquet of fresh palettes.
The collection, which is an anthology of inventive design and experimental fashion, possesses a strong multicolour identity. From sorbet shades to vintage tones to surprising hues. Classic colours like cognac, red and black, give way to unusual variations of colours like green, blue, camel, yellow and khaki.
These bold colours are coupled with fashionable details like decorative seams and prominent labelling to establish a compelling personality.
The collection is poised for effortless style and unparalleled comfort for the upcoming summer months. Special features have been developed internally keeping in mind the climate, popular summer activities, and behaviour.
Innovation can be seen in the uppers which are made of breathable
materials, flexible, light and water-resistant soles and easy fastenings.
The collection has been engineered from the imaginations of the expert designers and craftsmen from Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal. bugatti’s signature is found in a wide selection of derbies, sandals, sneakers, casual slip-ons, and athleisure shoes.
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