Reposted From Live Mint
store in New Delhi is packed with brides-to-be. It is standing-room only with eager family members scouring the racks for the perfect lehnga
for their princess’ special day. The two changing rooms at the end of the store are constantly occupied, and every few minutes a beautiful girl emerges, kitted out in one exquisite piece after another, standing apprehensively in front of the mirror, a trial bride reviewing her new status. Onlookers gasp. Shop assistants hover around, helping drape the chunni
on her head, the final step in the transformation.
And... Read More
Reposted From Luxpresso.com
Be it petrichor, the nostalgic scent accompanying first rains, the aroma of brewing masala chai, or the fragrance of a flower, one tends to associate scents with memories. In a chat, Manan Gandhi, founder of Bombay Perfumery—a Mumbai-based fragrance house—traces his journey from Grasse to the city of dreams, while speaking of creating fragrances that capture the local essence of Indian cities.
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Gandhi was organically driven to a career in fragrances as his family has been in the industry for 35 years. With a front-row view of how the supply chain in the perfume industry... Read More
Reposted from Luxury Facts
A 125-year old Indian jewellery brand, Ganjam opens our eyes to the country's rich heritage, which they have been preserving and promoting continuously.
Old Indian dynasties and Maharajas knew what opulent jewellery means. Creations made under their reign are celebrated till today. Indian jewellery is not just putting together of gems and metals. Each curve and wave has a meaning and the designs have immense symbolism hidden under them.
Each part of India has a different design, art and craft of making jewellery. One of the most celebrated and awed at is Carnatic jewellery, or jewellery inspired by... Read More
Reposted from Luxury Next
Indian architect Bijoy Jain designs Melbourne’s MPavilion, an annual high-profile design event staged at Queen Victoria Gardens.
Every autumn, design behemoths and emerging talent come together in Melbourne for MPavilion, to think, strategise and network. This year is special for India. Studio Mumbai, run by avant-garde architect and designer Bijoy Jain has been tasked with the crucial job of designing MPavilion, a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the center of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precincts.
Initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, every year for four... Read More
Reposted from Business Today
Once synonymous with the Maharajahs and European elite, bespoke trunks are making a comeback as contemporary art and utility statements.
Sheikha Hessa Al-Thani, of the royal family of Qatar, visited India last year, and she took some unlikely items with her back home. Trunks. And eight of those.
During her stay at one of India's finest palace-turned-luxury hotels, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, some objects caught her eye. Gelling with the unmistakable sense of history that transcends time, a couple of trunks were placed in the pristine white marble lobby of the hotel.
Placed next to them was a stack... Read More
Reposted from luxurysociety.com
Sanjana Chauhan, founder of LuxuryNext, believes traditional craftsmanship & contemporary aesthetics are pushing Indian luxury brands into the international spotlight
We all talk about international luxury brands entering the Indian market and their strategies for the country. Interestingly, many Indian luxury brands have, in the past few years, slowly and steadily captured international markets with their superior product offering, innovation and creative marketing strategies.
Through the years, they have developed into strong brand names that are internationally recognised, for example Forest Essentials and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. In 2008, Estée Lauder purchased a minority stake in Forest Essentials,... Read More
Reposted from dnaindia.com
Celebrate the brilliance of handmade, a craft that now spells luxury, say Avril-Ann Bragazna and Rama Sreekant.
Patan Patolas, Jamdanis, Benaras weaves, Jamawar shawls and more…these are not merely weaves, they are the works of masters. Celebrating everything that is handmade and crafted in India provides a platform for building a lasting bond between the consumers and craftsmen.
Spirit of Creativity
What makes these handcrafted marvels, a luxury? “Today time is the ultimate luxury. Handcrafting takes time, and the use of increasingly endangered skills.When something is lovingly handmade for personal use, the process is... Read More