9 posts tagged "Mumbai"
Giorgio Armani Designing For Mumbai, Princess Diana Exhibit Opening In Mall Of America, A Tribute To Eiko Ishoika, And More…
Giorgio Armani has signed on to design and furnish apartments for the World Towers residential complex, set to be unveiled in 2012, in Mumbai. The upscale complex (complete with custom Armani Casa furniture) will reportedly include a 117-story skyscraper, making it the largest residential tower in the world. [WWD]
Before the Princess Diana exhibition, featuring 28 of her famous dresses, goes on display at Kensington Palace in March, it will first make a stop at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The exhibition opens tomorrow. [Vogue U.K.]
As a tribute to the late costumier Eiko Ishioka, Nowness unveiled unseen images of the costumes she created for the new film Mirror, Mirror. Ishioka famously made Oscar-winning pieces for Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, outfitted Grace Jones for her 2009 Hurricane tour, and oversaw the costumes for the 15,000 performers in the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. [Nowness]
Dazed Digital met with a few of Central Saint Martins’ most promising M.A. students to find out what they have in store for their presentations on the opening night of London fashion week. Meet Timur Kim, Craig Green, and Mei Lim-Cooper. [Dazed Digital]
Candy Pratts Price offers animated commentary direct from Lakme fashion week in Mumbai.
Candy Pratts Price offers animated commentary direct from Lakme fashion week in Mumbai. Check back daily for her latest updates.
For New York’s social elite, the sky may be falling along with their fortunes, but in Mumbai one need look no further than the well-groomed women filling the front row of Lakme fashion week for evidence that the Indian economic outlook is anything but grim. From Sangita Kathiwada, a member of the Kathiwada royal family, sparkling in diamonds, to Page 3 favorite Queenie Dhody, wearing her own signature line of jewelry, the audience is aglitter with precious stones. Sabina Chopra, a fashion consultant and social, summed up the scene when she said, “For Indian women, jewelry is pure luxury, and it’s also recession insensitive. People buy the jewelry first, and then the clothing to match.” Westerners might be wise to follow these women’s example—after all, diamonds keep going up in price, and in these times of financial turmoil, they really are a girl’s best friend.
Fashion and film are two industries that like to cross-pollinate, but Bollywood proves exceptionally fertile ground for cinematic style collaborations. Take Narendra Kumar’s collection for Sunsilk, India’s biggest haircare brand, at LFW. Sunsilk is an investor in director Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming garment industry exposé, Fashion, which will explore the Indian style world’s seamy underbelly (think lots of sex and drugs, with bhangra substituting for the rock ‘n’ roll). Kumar styled much of the movie, including many of the fashion show scenes, and in a case of life imitating art, he inaugurated a new line titled Nari-Nari and enlisted three of the movie’s stars to walk the runway in real life: Mugdha Godse, Kangana Ranaut, and A-list mega-actress Priyanka Chopra. They made for an energetic show with only one downside—the overt branding felt a bit too much like a marketing exercise. Still, it certainly got our attention, and now we’re dying to see the movie, which promises all the fun of Prêt-à-Porter with an R-rated Indian attitude.