Reposted from: Verve Magazine
His penchant for sustainability has earned him the respect of his peers in the industry…
It’s been a decade since Rahul Mishra first brought the Gandhian philosophy of a self-sufficient economy to life on the runway. Now with his latest collection Infinity — where he puts his own spin on post-impressionist paintings — and with his reputation for impeccable craftsmanship, he continues to innovate every season. Hailed by some as one of the most creative savants in India, Mishra has set out to achieve what few designers promise to and fewer deliver — build a fashion empire... Read More
Reposted from: The Better India
“I am an animal lover.” Devika Srimal Bapna begins talking with the simplest statement of purpose behind her brand Kanabis. Her enduring affection for all things four-legged and her tryst as a PETA volunteer led this Delhi resident towards a more conscious lifestyle. She mostly succeeded, except when it came to her footwear.
“I couldn’t find an alternative to leather,” says Devika. “I lived in London, and leather was often the only option in the cold. When I came back to India, I noticed a serious gap in the market. There were big brands that manufactured... Read More
Reposted from: Vogue
Hospitality marries Art cohesively in this plush suburban Mumbai hotel.
From the modern eclecticism of New York's Gramercy Park to the surreal Chihuly glass installations in The Bellagio at Las Vegas to the contemporary artistry at Verona's Byblos Art and Hongkong's Langham Place, hospitality marries art in a form so fluid, the overall experience is heightened simply by the aesthetic elements of it.
Closer home, the Grand Hyatt Mumbai's fine collections of commissioned art evoke that same visual experience which seasoned travelers, art aficionados and the occasional weary businessman find comforting, in the midst of a bustling concrete metropolis.
With... Read More
Reposted from: The Friday Times
Rajeev Sethi is South Asia's leading designer, and is noted for preserving and celebrating its rich heritage and culture through writing, designing pavilions, performances and festivals, exhibitions, policies and programmes. He has designed and curated exhibitions in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US. His three exhibitions for the Smithsonian, Aditi, Mela and The Golden Eye won him the tribute of "India's answer to Diaghilev" by the New York Times art critic, John Russell. These exhibitions brought together leading architects and traditional Indian craftsmen to create unique prototypes for a global marketplace. He returned, once again, to... Read More
Reposted From: The Times Of India
Restaurant review: The Spice Route
The 17-year-old Spice Route in New Delhi's The Imperial hotel is not in the least a restaurant. It is a concept where food is just a bonus.
Stepping into the restaurant is like entering an ancient archaeological site where pillars from the 16th century heavy with woodwork crowd the entrance while stone sculptures and murals depicting mythological gods and goddesses fill the walls. Uncharacteristic of an entrance, far less a restaurant entrance, this one is extremely cluttered in its arrangement of the beautifully bedecked columns allowing you to enter... Read More
Reposted from: Kyoorius
Possibly India’s largest public artwork project to date, Jaya He Museum at the Mumbai International Airport, spans across Terminal 2 and is a landmark corporate initiative to safeguard an immense cultural resource. Jaya He Museum provides the artisans with a unique platform to showcase their arts and crafts, many of which are dwindling due to a lack of opportunities.
Envisioned in 2009 by Sanjay Reddy
, Vice-Chairman of GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, who wished to create an airport that “can compete with any global equivalent but retains a distinct sense of place and identity,... Read More