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Sophistication with Elegance: All you Need To Know About Versus by Versace’s Association with IRW 2019

When it comes to speaking about one of the finest amalgamations of style, class and sophistication, Versace is a name that we can always count on. In fact, this international brand has been an iconic inspiration that we all love to flaunt in our accessory closet. And in the India Runway Week 2019, Versus by Versace represented itself as a proud association with the IRW 2019. India Runway Week that has been a platform for manifestation of the amazing work of young, talented designers speaks of designs for the youth. Versus by Versace, which has always been synonymous to class and perfection and one of the most preferred choices for the youth, associated with the IRW 2019 showcasing their exuberant and versatile designs that definitely represents today’s youth.

Today’s youth stands for a fine juxtaposition of contradictory traits. They are bold yet elegant, stylish yet simple and sober yet unique. Versus by Versace that remains to be a brand whose collection best represents today’s youth appropriately associated with the India Runway Week that witnesses the finest choices for today’s youth.

A Quick Tour Through Versace’s Awe-Inspiring Collection

The Versus by Versace’s lounge at the India Runway Week stood out to be a great reflection of how its range is perfectly designed to cater the refined choices of the present youth. With ample and unique designs curated to meet the tastes of todays’ trendsetters, this brand never runs out of style. In fact, its presence alone can amplify your regular monotonous look with its sharp features befitting the styles of the recent times.

 

Whether it’s the chronograph or the regular analogue, Versus by Versace imparts uniqueness to each of its timepieces with its edgy architect and highly efficient systems. The exuberant display of colors with special emphasis to black and white tones, makes these watches perfect suitors for both formal as well as casual occasions. In fact, if you are one of those who loves to turn heads with your style, nothing van be a better pick than Versus by Versace’s astounding timepieces.

Social Connoisseurs’ Take At The Versus by Versace’s Association with India Runway Week 2019

While all of the global brands are gradually spreading its footprints in the Indian consumer scenario, Versus by Versace’s association with the IRW 2019 is an excellent step by the brand.

The present generation aspires to own a timepiece that is classy, sophisticated, luxurious but yet affordable. Versus by Versace’s collection flaunted at the IRW 2019 sums up all these virtues and is definitely an addition that every fashion conscious youth would like to possess.

Enjoy Exquisite Shopping Extravaganza as Ramola Bachchan presents the 5th edition of the luxury home décor exhibition Housefull

The festive season is at its peak and it is that time of the year when the hidden shopaholic in you awakens and you are in the lookout for truly signature items. Well, Ramola Bachchan has some real good news for you, Peeps!

_G7A0174Ramola Bachchan, is a well-known name in curating the fashion & Lifestyle exhibition. After years of hosting multiple editions of Runway Rising- Fashion & Home Décor Exhibition “Housefull”, this OCTOBER, HouseFull – a home decor show, is expected to create a big buzz in the city and gather the crème da le crème to The Ashok, New Delhi on 26th and 27th of October 2018.

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This year the capital will witness participations from established brands as MAC Bruzae, 3M India, Murano Glass, Lexicon Art Gallery, Devika Diwan, Arty Aunt, Vanessa Homez, Gallery Splash and many other leading brands.

DevikaDiwanIDcatalogue-3This two-day home decor show will showcase the latest trends in furniture, home accessories, artworks, soft furnishing, lighting, rugs, outdoor furniture, gift items and much more. HouseFull sees visitors from various fields including architects, interior designers, bulk buyers and real estate companies. The USP of this exhibition according to her lies in how beautifully the show absorbs both, luxury and consumer-friendly brands, making it a show not-to-be-missed. This year’s edition is scheduled pre-Diwali, when most of the home shopping takes place in India. Visitors also include consumer database of over 12,000 elite shoppers that regularly attend their fashion & lifestyle exhibitions.

Studio-Trataka_03According to Entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan ‘’Talent is in in abundance in our country and it is exciting to see the young minds exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit and being a part of HouseFull exhibition.”

Building on the momentum of the last Four years, all the ingredients are in place for another super-successful show.

All You Need to know About The Mecca of Awards, IIFA Awards 2018

Delhi experienced a starstruck evening on Thursday, 17th May, at Hyatt Regency where the Press Conference of IIFA Awards 2018 was held. With a host of IIFA dignitaries, luminaries from the sponsors and Several popular stars from the Bollywood family, the Press Conference witnessed the declaration of all the dazzling star-studded IIFA Awards 2018 that is going to be held in the month of June. This time IIFA has chosen The Land of Smiles that is Thailand as its destination. A Thrilling weekend is awaiting at Bangkok, Siam Niramit, Theatre wherein the stars would be joining to celebrate the thrilling IIFA fever.

What’s in Store For You at IIFA Awards 2018?

IIFA Awards 2018 would witness the hosting of Ayushman Khurrana & Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety fame Kartik Aaryan.

It would also witness the co-hosting of Karan Johar and Ritesh Deshmukh.

In the list of breathtaking performances, one can look up to the thrilling foot taps of Ranbir Kapoor while the other list of performances would soon be revealed.

IIFA Awards 2018 with a Cause

IIFA has always stood up for a cause and this time they have partnered with Woosh The Washing Expert for the cause #BarabariGharseshuru that implies equal participation of men and women in domestic chores.

Say No To Plastic with IIFA and UNE

IIFA 2018 has also collaborated with the United Nations Environment, where Diya Mirza stands out to be the brand ambassador for the theme of World Environment Day 2018, ” Beat Plastic Pollution”.

As a gesture of this collaboration, Diya Mirza, on behalf of the UNE gifted steel bottles to the celebrities at the press Conference, voicing the opinion that saying No to plastic should begin from saying No to plastic Bottles first.

IIFA in The Grounds of Thailand for the Second Time

Moreover, Mr. Stapnaseth Isra, who stands out to be the director of the Tourism Department of Thailand, told how iifa’s stepping into Thailand for the second time would add to the country’s tourism brilliance.

Undoubtedly it would serve as a platform to reflect the state’s vibrancy in terms of food, culture and definitely heritage.

Celebrities about IIFA Awards 2018

Bollywood family also expressed their sentiments about the IIfa Awards, 2018. Kartik Aaryan seemed to be super excited of something as colossal as IIFA, where he is going to be the host.

On the other hand, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are looking forward to attend the IIFA in Bangkok for the second time and really enthusiastic about the chain of events that’s going to follow.

Ranbir had won his first IIFA as a debutant actor at Bangkok and hence the destination had really been lucky for him.

Karan Johar expressed how he has been strongly attached to iifa since its very birth in London. His father, Mr. Yeah Johar and himself had been part of the advisory board of IIFA. He also congratulated Wizcraft International for such a brilliant organisation & execution of IIFA all these years.

Dates & Venue of IIFA Awards 2018

IIFA Awards 2018 has also partnered with OSIAN’s Auction to conduct a royal exhibition on Indian Cinema at Marriott Marquis Bangkok, from 21-st to the 23’rd of June.

While IIFA Rocks, Green Carpet and IIFA Rocks, would be held On 22’nd of June, on 24th June, Siam Niramit is going to witness the colossal, the prestigious and the royal IIFA Awards, 2018. We are also in eager anticipation about the style statements of Bollywood family as IIFA 2018, is being styled by the connoisseurs of fashion, Myntra.

The IIFA Fever has begun already and we really can’t keep calm about it.

Experience The Chilling North Pole With Santa’s Gifts Right In DELHI

Christmas is knocking at door and Delhi is all set to barge into the festive spirits. It is that time of the year when kids await eagerly for Santa to arrive and fulfill their wish list. Keeping in mind the festive spree of the season, the International Toy Brand Hamley’s took a brilliant initiative that has stolen the attention of all children of Delhi NCR. On the 10’th of December Hamley’s in DLF Mall of India, presented an exclusive box which was followed by a series of activities.

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Pic Credits: DLF Mall of India

The event witnessed the presence of the celebrity mother Ridhima Kapoor Sahni who with her little charming daughter graced the occasion. The unboxing of the gigantic box revealed real life characters emerging from the box. The show was indeed worth stealing with huge number of kids being a part of it and the beautiful dramatic characters impressing the kids with their amazing performances.

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Pic Credits: DLF Mall of India

The event stood out to be an exclusive one with the incredible setting that Hamleys had created. With Santa Claus, Snowman and the blushing red setting topped with the amazing railway track. In fact Hamleys has recreated the North Pole scenario in the heart of Delhi.

hamleys7Hamleys had not only limited the Christmas festivities only to the unboxing episode or the setting in Noida, but a series of activities were lined up next. They have curated an amazing concept where children would be penning down letters to Santa, conveying their wishes. And Yes! Santa would be physically present at their place to fulfill their wishes. Kudos to Hamleys for bringing forth such an incredible concept to work! Hundreds of children were found scribbling letters to Santa communicating their secret wish for this Christmas.

hamleys7hamleys6The entire store boasts of gorgeous Christmas decorations with cute Santa displays and other accessories. In fact Hamley’s has left no stones unturned to make sure that this Christmas can experience something exclusive and pampering. So in case you are planning to make the revelries truly memorable for your dear children, don’t forget to take them to DLF Mall of India and Hamleys.

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Pic Credits: DLF Mall of India

Till then Wish You All A Merry Christmas!

IRW Day 3: The Perfect Grand Epilogue To IRW Summer 2017

Delhi has always been the ultimate hub of fashion trends, exploring and innovating every now and then, newest hues, materials and facades of style, glamour and fashion. The recently happened India Runway Week 2017 edition was a true treat to all fashionistas of Delhi with a potpourri of fashion shades from multiple designers with hands on portrayal of multiple fashion traits.

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We have already poured you with fashion feeds from India Runway Week Day 1 and 2. And now we are back with the finale of the IRW 2017 summer edition deets.

The First grand bite of the event unraveled itself with the amazing collections from the creative home of Suprachi were indeed a treat to the eyes. With dramatic hues, refined and sophisticated pastels over silhouettes and the predominance of silk as well as cotton threads, the pieces were stunning and ravishingly gorgeous. Suprachi boasts of a collection that amalgamates grace, poise and elegance with the most vibrant shades.

Anshita Garg’s collection was a perfect friend to the scorching summers. With comfort clothing as the theme in vogue, this magnificent collection was cool, modish and easy. Premium clothing assortments like zari and beads were complemented by light materials like linen as well as Maheshwari silk.

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The glitz and glamour was further punched in with Pooja Peshoia’s novel collection. The muse to this awe-inspiring collection that blends in itself the streams of both traditional and contemporary thought, was the natural reflections which illuminate the ocean’s surface. The collection was synonymous to perfection. With a lavish showcase of beautiful gorgeous lehengas, sarees as well as crop tops clubbed with elegant, graceful skirts and jackets, the collection displayed the identity of the  modern women of the present times. The ensembles were made of sheer organza, tulle, silks and satins.

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The best part of IRW 17 is that every design shared a unique touch to it through the stream of thought which backs it and Clotho was not a deviation. The best part was that Clotho desired to portray the collection as an extension of the feminine identity, not as a trend but as an intrinsic characteristic of herself. Thus it amalgamates its designs with the lotus in its multiple forms, that forms a predominant part in Tribana Padma’s collection, dealing with the ‘chakras’ and the several forms of feminine mysticism.

Egyptian themes and pastels also ruled the ramp through the collection hands of Delhi based Designer- Ankur jAmun-Ra (hidden light) as the name is popularly known as was the vibrant mix of 5D Egyptian beetles as well as Egyptian Gods. Oomph and chutzspah are the features that this designer collection bestows with. With the collection, he raised the message of “Help Egypt Help an Heritage”. 

White, yellows and golden shimmers dominated the ramp with the elegant collection ‘Nazakat’ ,RIDHANSH by Sonia Gaba.

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The Priyamvada Couture was inspired to showcase the woen of today, the contemporary, independent women who are bold and speak their indepent words of fashion. The collection was exclusively curated keeping in mind the women of today who are confident and define their fashion statements by their own. With The Indian Ethnicity as the predominant theme, there were gorgeous combinations of divine embroideries, stylish, flowery cuts with elegance being the finest finish.”Being a part of a lady on her special day is what motivates me and through my outfit I want her to feel like a queen” says Priyamvada Goel. Actress Mugdha Godse, the stunning Diva walked the ramp for her.

Coming to the most exotic part of the show was definitely Akassh Aggarwal’s Subhasini Ornamentals. Akassh Aggarwal has always been known as a familiar face when in comes to jewellery with a thematic punch. All his designs unmask the several shades of the contemporary woman along with a touch of tradition. Last Season of Subbhashini Ornamentals had the Diva touch with the evergreen style icon Zeenat Aman as the showstopper.

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This year too Akkash Aggarwal’s show was not an exception from its thematic excellence. “Tribe Vibes Collectives”, Bohemian Self Love was the thematic innovation. The World has always identified woman as “The Second Sex” reminiscent of Simone De Beauvoir or the weaker gender. In this male dominated and women undermined opinion, Akassh K. Aggarwal’s collection pays a tribute to all those women who live their lives on their own terms, unopinionated, independent and rebellious. Pearls,  corals on embossed and 3D Metallic Gold and Silver were the show-stealers. The Show with all its well-suited demanding music and the gorgeous Swara BHaskar walking down the ramp made it an episode to remember.

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Ritambhara Paliya’s collections were contributions that reinforced the Indian ethnic flavors with gorgeous, vibrant colors. Maxi dresses, along with lehengas, anarkalis with rich fabrics and the most elegant, stylish designs that spoke of queenly flavors were a perfect epilogue to the final day of IRW 2017. Bollywood diva Shamita Shetty walked the ramp flaunting the divine, rich collections from Ritambhara Paliya.

The finest and grandest end that the India Runway Week 2017 could witness was definitely through Kristy De Cunha. The Gol Gol Rani Freddie Mercury lived up to its name catering to both men and womens’ tastes, for both the geeky, intelligent and the fashion changers.

India Runway Week 2017 was undoubtedly a fashion treat to All fashionistas and we are in eager anticipation for the next season to strike in.

India Runway Week Day 2 Witnesses the Celebratory Colors of Handloom

India Runway Week has always been a platform for exploring the several hues and shades of handloom. Fostering the spirits of young designers and their passion and talents with respect to textiles, IRW has always been effortlessly bringing the multiple folds of several textiles.

The present season of IRW Summer 2017 was no exception. In fact the second day of IRW 2017 has been a complete tribute to handloom.

Indian Fashion Industry has seen a movement towards make in India, and “homegrown” when it comes to textiles. The textiles of India have gotten all the big designers and young brigade of designers on presenting some of their best collection in textiles of India. After PM Narendra Modi’s constant effort of “Make in India”, Indian Textiles has been promoted vastly. Not to forget the emerging designers have come up with contemporary styles, western cuts in Indian textiles. Organic cotton, tie die and khadi has seen major innovation.

A Day Paying Tribute To Indian Textiles

Not moving from its commitment to promote textile designers, Indian Federation for Fashion Development( IFFD) has dedicated DAY 2 to Indian Textiles. The Day 2 of the event was  opened by Newgen Designers like MuskaanAgarwal, Tresha Parikh, Sejal Jain, Neha and Shivangi, Thhreads by Purnima Gulati.

Designer MuskaanAgarwal makes her debut in India Runway weekS/S 2017, the collection she presented was DWAAR.The intricate carvings from the doors of the Awadhi architecture coming alive on silk in the form of detailed embroidery crafted by skilled artisans on the most celebrated garments worn by the contemporary Indian women eminent usage of zardozi work along with gotapatti and pita work is done on the garments to make them stand out.Her collection received appreciation as it paid tribute to Indian heritage.  Pinessaa by Neha and Shivangi presented its collection “SKINN”, a genre of women clothing that is artistically crafted, rooted in Indian sensibilities but affluent in its western outlook, one that combines grace with easy functionality and presents a universal appeal by fusion appareling. PINESSAA feels privileged in presenting styles that differentiate you from the crowd and giving a whole new dimension of dressing. PurnimaGulati a zesty designer carries a subtle sense of dressing to devote to the society by expressing her affection for handloom via her label “Thhreads”.Handloom, it is a reflection of our inheritance, our dedication, our charm and the heart of our weavers in each and every inch of the fabric.

Vyom pastel collection“PARINEE’S DESIGNING STUDIO”, presented their soul collection  “belleza” . “Belleza” means beauty. Beauty is being the best possible version of you in and out.  Shades of pastels, elegance of flowy fabrics, hand embroidery by expertise.

 Actress Poonam Dhillon walked the ramp for start-up designer Neha Choudhary at India Runway Week 2017 Spring summer. Poonam Dhillon looked evergreen and flawless while bringing the “Monochromatic Feminism” to a new level proving herself once again to be the undisputed queen of the era.The collection mainly draws inspiration from the idea of a woman being capable enough in this time to be strong and self-confident so much as to be labeled as a legend.

Poonam Dhillon dazzled in beautiful Grey abd black Saree

CRMSON by Nancy Sood collection emphasis on the women who glows in every shade ,diligent and conscientious towards a minutest responsibility,dedicated and devoted in all spheres, navigating her way through time for her to believe that she deserves to maintain her peace without any slightest hesitation. Glamour takes the mercury a few notches higher when Actress Gauhar Khan walked for the duo Vinita &Chetan. Debuting with their interpretation of ‘Up sideDown’. The evening marked the Indian fashion industry with glitz and grandeur with models strutting down the runway donning the cutting edge collection.

Preranaa designer from Kolkata presentedKali, the essence of power’. Kali being the main theme of her collection portrays and reflects the presence of the Goddesses’ omnipotent elements in today’s women. Today’s women are strong and confident in their cores and are also making rapid strides towards personal and professional success andemancipation.

Tisharth by Shivani Jain brings GOLDEN SUMMER DREAM which is the colour of the sun and Golden are the dreams we weave, golden is the color of goddess and is considered as pious and sacred.Big Boss contestant Nitibha Kaul walked the ramp for the Delhi based designer. Through our designs we believe that all women can turn their golden dreams into reality, as there is goddess in each one of them. Soft fluid drapes with ruffled flare and flattering silhouettes with constructed body is the look of each piece.  The colour palette is ethereal whites, flame, Pink yarrow, Niagra blue teamed up with gold will make it look divine. The collection will reflect soul of a woman draped beautifully almost surreal.

Designer Mithi Kalra Launches her all new ‘Moonlight Collection’. Her collection is a spectacular sight to behold with her playing with the captivating designs in all white ethereal look. Moonlight basically transpires from the cosmos, which is a like a distant, beautiful space for her as the charm of moon stands almost unparalleled from ages. Through this collection, Kalra has made an effort to not only bring about the wondrous peaceful serenity and tranquillity of the universe but has also consciously tried her best to revive the monochrome trend in a novel avatar, like never before as she clearly believes in giving the style its due.

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Inspired by the bright morning blooms from the world over, Ruchika Hurria’s Ruh woman’s Indo-Western attire is designed to dazzle. To add a ray of clear, true light and a breath of fresh morning air to even the most august of gatherings. Clean, minimal, sexy silhouettes set off on an intense, vibrant colour palette which is as rare and unique as every single sun kissed flower petal. Flowy, free and bold dresses designed around the strength of character and beauty of every single woman. A range of pastels inspired by the sun, the finest silks, and minimal clean lines embellished by seemingly the brilliance of nature itself.

GLORY OF THE MOBILE SHRINE by Shravan Kummar brings a sheer love for the traditional textiles and passion for working with craft clusters helped me to witness a rare, dying and endangered craft of making a “pachedi” which is a canopy for the mother goddess is totally sustainable, eco-friendly and hand painted with vegetable dyes which is offered to the goddess to fulfill its purpose.

The upcoming collection showcases a range of hand painted sarees and modern silhouettes which will make a modern woman look modern,graceful,elegant and urban yet rooted to her traditional ethos.A sustainable initiative and a tribute to the rich textile heritage of India, I Shravan Ramaswamy feel privileged to showcase these rich collection in depicting the glory of the mobile shrine (Mata-ni-Pachedi) with a con temporized  exploration of the craft and brought down to its minimal essence without diluting the originality of this rich art form.

 

IRW 2017 Day 1 was All About An Extravagant Fashion Journey

India Runway Week2017 Summer Session just witnessed its finale on this Sunday, 30th April. However right from the first #IRW2017 was about the culmination of the hottest of styles. With some exclusive designs and most gorgeous fashionistas walking the ramp, the first day was all about beating the heat with some off-beat hot designs.

 Essential Deets To Begin With


 The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week Season 8 Summer/Spring Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium. Adding glamorous quotient to the show  India’s most fashion forward beauty brand, Colorbar coming on board as “Make-Up Partner”. 

Commencing The Show with:

Young Established Designer from Mumbai Ken Ferns opened the show . The collection is inspired by paper craft and its geometric forms in the real world – Kern Ferns call it ‘Soda’, as it’s a perfect blend of real to diagrams. Soda interprets energy, fizz and an outburst of zest and that is exactly what Kern Ferns portraying through his latest collection which is India’s all season fashion, light but yet impactful. Colorbar launched in a stunning collaborative fashion showcase with designer; Ken Ferns at the opening show at IRW Season 8.

Gestures  That Won The Hearts of Many

An artisanal and community producers’ livelihood support initiative. , the Kriti team (a not-for-profit organisation) initiated and incubated a community made enterprise for preserving the artisinal and craft heritage of our country, for conserving the environment and supporting community producers’ livelihoods—GESTURES.

The Silky Affair

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Banka Silk collection has motifs which show how the beauty of Mughal monuments inspires her all the time. The uniqueness of the garment will surely entice today’s woman who mastered the fine art of balancing modernity with traditions.

A Retro Touch With A Contemporary Feel

Harsha Bindu Nuthakki has come up with fresh and cool prints.the styles are from 1940 to 1950 which are having long capes, cape blouses with ruffles, pleates desgins with dffferents are drapes. The prints which they choose for this summer is cool kiwi prints and toucan bird prints. For the theme they mainly used fresh colours like white, green, parrot green black. Prints (kiwi and toucan birds) with delicate embriodary.the collection is more of ready to wear indowestern stuff with different prints, capes and cuts.

The Japanese Twist

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GAURIKA SHARMA wows the crowd with her SOUTACHE LABEL. Designer Gaurika Sharma showcased her spring / summer collection .The theme is ‘ ‘Nihon Kara’ or ‘inspired by Japan’. The garments were soft and flowing in keeping with the oriental theme.

A Social Inspiration

First day programme ended with Designer Varija Bajaj. Her collection titled VRINDAVAN at India Runway Week is a social revolt against “the discrimination” “the inauspiciousness” and “the sigma” attached to a widow demanding her right to look and be Beautiful. Indian Kathak Dancer Shovana Narain sizzled the ramp as a showstopper for them.

Colorbar: Make Up Partner

 

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Colorbar launched its Summer 2017 Limited Edition Collection – Feel the Rain at India Runway Week.  This collection brings to life the freshness and romance triggered by the nostalgia of the Indian monsoon after a spell of scorching heat. Four looks created from the newly launched collection formed a part of the key makeup trends for IRW this season. Colorbar also lent its expertise to the entire event, with the brand’s make-up artists supporting backstage for all the shows held during these days. 

India RunWay Week 2017 Summer Dedicated To Weavers’ Craftsmanship

 India Runway Week has always been a home to multiple new talents, fresh designers and fresh talents. Amalgamating cultures and reflecting them through the stream of fashion is something India Runway Week always holds to its credits.

Time to witness this charismatic explosion of fashion through the captivating work of weavers this time at India Runway Week starting from the 28’th of April.

It would seem that no matter how big the India Runway Week gets, there you will always find fresh new names. Of course, the old designers continue every season. This is the 8th season of India Runway Week which is starting from 28th of April.

The weavers of India are its biggest assets. Indian hand woven fabrics have been known since time immemorial. India was famous even in ancient times as an exporter of textiles to most parts of the civilized world but throughout history and currently too there are evidences that show that weavers have always been a victim of a staunch hierarchical system. Being at the bottom of the system they fall prey to the extreme forms of exploitation.

There are organizations that are identified as a promising means of raising voice for them and generating livelihood for hundreds of rural artisans. They have made a significant contribution to the lives of the women artisans working with it, which has helped improve their economic as well as social status.

They strive to bring the traditions of India to customers all around the world with its unique creations and products. It not only helps its artisans become wage earners, but also spreads awareness about the traditional crafts of the region, thus helping preserve a rich part of India’s national cultural heritage. Indian Federation for fashion Development have joined hand with four of these organizations i.e Rangsutra, SoCHE, Banka Silk and Gestures by Kriti who will present the work of artisans at current season of India Runway Week Summer 2017 ramp which is starting from 28th of April to 30th of April 2017

“The purpose of this show is to raise the current conditions of the weavers and to propose the importance of such organizations and social security to the custodians of this ageless art.” Said by Fashion director, Kiran Kheva, India Runway Week

Rangsutra is a craft company of thousand artisans from remote regions of India – the desert regions of Rajasthan and plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh whereas SoCHE is reviving this languishing and less popular hand embroidery practiced by women around the border areas of Barmer. Banka Silk on other hand is imparting the required skills to the weaver’s community of Banka, connecting them with the markets and helps create an Eco-system wherein the weaver’s community can become self-sustainable. And lastly Gestures by Kriti is a livelihood support and outreach initiative that began in 1999, to promote ethical, sustainable and socially conscious thinking & buying of ‘community made’ products.

So get ready for the fashion dose in the upcoming weekend. Stay tuned to Social Connoisseurs For All India Runway Week updates.

Continua: A New Holistic Destination in Gurgaon For Uniquely Abled Kids

In the present age of hectic regimes of work, when it comes to a scenario where both the parents are working, taking care of the child is indeed a tough and challenging task. Moreover when the child has certain special needs and specific areas of concentration, then the issue aggravates. Under these circumstances either one of the parent has to take quits from his/her job or leave the child to the caretaking sessions of some nanny or daycare wherein the chid’s needs are not adhered to.

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In these scenarios, one feels the need of a dedicated institution which will not only take care of the child but would work upon his/her lack areas of development. Perhaps , realizing these quintessential hazards that any family faces while raising their kids and the strong passion for shaping a child psychologically sound and stable made the family of Continua launch their Neurotherapy school in Gurgaon on 7th February 2017. This school is all set to address all the essential needs of uniquely abled kids through their gamut of widespread facilities.

The inauguration of the school took place with the auspicious Bollywood actor, Vivek Oberoi, the Brand Ambassador for Accessibility India Campaign.

What Does Continua Have In Store For The Uniquely Abled Kids?

When you welcome your kids to the home of Continua, you are sure to give him an all-round care for the little, unique apple of your eye.

They have a pentagonal structure of therapies stored for your dear kids:

Occupational Therapy That is Inclusive of Sensory Integration and Physiotherapy (Neurodevelopment Therapy): This is an all-rounder therapy that is dedicated to enhance the sensory and processing skills, fine as well as gross motor skills and aiding them to ease ut their daily activities.

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy: ABA is a clinically effective process for bringing changes in the behavior of uniquely abled individuals.

Music Therapy: Music has been accepted as a major channel in Continua’s curriculum for organizing the sensory systems of autistic children as well as any other sensory processing disorders.

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Yoga Therapy: As we know, yoga is the powerhouse of healing all essential problems and this has also been incorporated in the curriculum of Continua for ensuring the children’s motor and social development.

Aquatic Therapy: Hydrotherapy works as magic for addressing the issues of social and behavioral aspects of children detected with autism disorder.

 

img_3019-1Actor Vivek Oberoi in reference to this occasion appreciated the institution for being a source of utmost help to parents who have to run from one institution to other in requirement of assistance for their uniquely abled kids. All their answeres can now be fulfilled under a single roof of Continua.

Masterminds Behind Continua

Dr. Himani Narula Khanna: A known and dedicated Developmental Paediatrician of North India.

Dr. Puja Grover: A well-read and passionate pediatric neurologist.

So now Delhi NCR and Gurgaon parents has finally found a dedicated, dynamic destination wherein their kids’ diagnostic as well as psychological necessities can be taken care of under one roof by renowned experts.

Continua is all equipped to offer your kid an environment for realizing and exploring the potentialities of uniquely abled kids, thus fulfilling their aim of social equalization.

Children Literature Fest Gurgaon 2017, A Reading Spree To Cherish

In the present age where video games and YouTube have replaced books and outdoor games, children are in real need of Literature Festivals which can re-instill their reading habits. To encourage reading habits in children as well as to nurture the existing love for literature, Gurgaon witnessed its first Literature Fest of the year 2o17. Hosted by Vega schools, a host of eminent authors as well as storytellers graced the occassion for the Gurgaon Literature Fest that lasted for two days.

 #ggnchildrenlitfest celebrates the desire of reading for both knowledge and leisure for children across Gurgaon

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The Aim of The #ggnchildrenlitfest

With the intent to inculcate a habit of reading in children, the first edition of Gurgaon Children LitFest was inaugurated on the 5’th of Feburary at Vega School premises by Mr. Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder Vega Schools. The two-day event witnessed various bestselling children’s authors, storytellers, book signing, reading, puppet shows, writing workshop, publishers, panel discussion and parent workshops.  The fest was open for children between the age group of 5-12 years and will be held in the premises of Vega School, Gurgaon.

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Vega Schools’ Opinion on The Fest

Speaking on the occasion Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder, Vega Schoolssaid, “We have invited writers from all over the nation who have made a name in children’s literature. The purpose of the festival is to make reading entertaining for children and encourage parents to build a ‘reading’ relationship with their child. We strongly feel that books document the fall and rise of civilization and have played an important role in shaping the world. Reading a beautiful story has the power to transport us to other worlds while we are present here and now. According to a study published in PLOS ONE, getting lost in a good work of fiction can help build empathy and allows the reader to build desirable personality traits by learning from experience documented in books, both fiction and non-fiction.”

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Eight bestselling children’s book authors such as Benita Sen, Himanjali Sankar, Payal Dhar, Yashodhara Lal and Haimanti Mitra will bring stories to life. Illustrators and ten most animated storytellers such as Arunima Shekhar, Dr Tanu Shree Singh, Sreedevi Gopakumar, Kamal Pruthi, Yuveka Singh will tell magical tales and make children laugh and daydream. The main objective is to explore the creativity of the students so as to develop greater interest in them towards reading books and stories.

The Event

Explaining the purpose of the children centric Literature Fest, Harleen Mohanty, Head of School, Vega said, “There is a basic difference between literature festivals for adults and children. For adults, panel discussions and contours of literature set the tune, whereas for children one needs to convey everything in a storytelling manner. A habit of reading informs children of universal morality and gives them space to imagine. She added, “This Literature festival is an effort to build a passion for reading among children and parents. It is a small movement to bring awareness in Gurgaon about reading good literature and is a testament to our eendeavorto imbed 21st century skills like creativity, imagination and communications, in our students.”

About Vega Schools

Vega began with a parent whose child developed an aversion to his school. The parent was denied access to his child’s classroom – to understand what might be causing the trauma and terror. The school being one of the highest rated schools in Delhi didn’t make things easy, it looked like there were no alternatives! Therefore, the birth of Vega schools, a collaborative effort by some of the best schools in the world, was to create an Indian member that would be contextually relevant yet progressive. Vega also values progressive and immersive learning.  Progressive 21st century schools recognise that future work environments will demand a different skill set from young people. These skills include leadership, teamwork, strong communication skills, problem-solving, and positive work ethics etc.

The Christmas Capital Brunch at ITC Welcome Hotel Dwarka: An Afternoon to Remember

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Delhi, the land of all foodies never leaves an opportunity behind to bask in the glory of festivities and the most extravagant food varieties. And the winter season extends more rooms to indulge in the plethora of tastes with the most amazing cuisines and culinary extravaganzas. Winter in Delhi witnessed a number of extraordinary introductions in the area of food and several Five Star properties organized winter brunches in recognition of the festive spirit.

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The Extravagant Sunday Brunch at Pavilion 75

One such brunch that we happened to witness is The ITC Welcome Hotel Dwarka’s Capital Brunch at its outlet Pavilion 75.  With a host of food options to gorge on, probably this was one of the best Sunday brunches the ‘Dilliwalon Ka Sheher’ happened to experience.

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With exotic spreads from multiple cuisines, one never ceases to get appalled by the extraordinary varieties and indeed never runs short of options for a perfect luncheon.

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From Indian to continental, sea food to the royal mughlai, everything was on the platter and undeniably one can never complain of falling short of options when it comes to the matter of experiencing some of the exquisite food at the comfort of their choices.

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The most appealing part of this Capital brunch was that for every course they celebrated versatility. Whether it was a matter of salads, starters, main courses or even the desserts, Pavilion 75 at Welcome Hotel Dwarka did not leave behind any sort of dishes unexplored for.

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Credits go to the chefs who could curate such exotic and elaborate spreads, keeping in mind the choices of a foodie.

Christmas Turned Out To Be More Delectable At Pavilion 75

The brunch celebrations reached its peak on the Christmas Eve where a Christmas family brunch was organized to cherish some good food in the company of your family members.

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While the salad, seafood and Indian cuisines had already won the hearts of foodies with their impeccable preparations, on the Christmas Eve the show -stealer was definitely the spread of desserts. With cakes, tarts and pies of multiple choices and variety of plum cakes to indulge our desserts appetites in, it was indeed a great Christmas brunch to remember.

With live Christmas carols and jingles in the background by two outstanding performers and an Activity corner planned for kids, this Christmas was indeed different from the other conventional brunches of the Capital.

Pavilion 75 indeed is blessed to possess such outstanding culinary masterpieces and seamless execution of the festive spirits.

A Carnival Cherishing Childhood: Delhi’s KRACKERJACK CARNIVAL

 

Delhi never runs out of events and the best part of the city is that as winter sets in, you can start feeling the presence of the Capital’s basking in the glory of carnivals. One such carnival that Delhi recently witnessed was the KrackerJack Carnival: A potpourri of festivities, activities and fun-enriched event. Though the target group of the carnival was mainly limited to children, but as you know fun and frolic are contagious and thus it turned out to be a gala celebration for both the adults as well as the children.

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The Exclusive Episodes of the Krackerjack Carnival

The 10th edition of the Krackerjack Karnival in Delhi caters to the children and their needs. Set in the elaborate background of JLN Stadium, the event unfurled several episodes of amusement and gambol.  It turned out as a great success for both parents and children through overdoses of fun activities and encouraging healthier life styles. After all what can be more exciting than a real life interaction with the popular characters from Dholakpur? Yes, we are talking of Chotta Bheem aOne of the most anticipated events of the day was the ‘Jungle Book Se Aage’- a theatre performance directed by Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey. With the incoming of theatre arrived a musical evening- MOZARTSY, initiated by wonderfully talented Sonam. It aims to bring joys to lives with music in ears zones. The musical sessions were followed by cosplay actions with genius, philanthropist and millionaire Ironman and dance all you can Zumba session.

The Master Brains Behind The Extravagant Carnival

Ms. Chandrika Behl, the director and founder of KrackerJack Carnival, Exhibitions India Group was interviewed and she expressed her happiness and excitement over the response that this event received. In fact the first day of the event witnessed such an overwhelming reach and success that Ms. Chandrika was eagerly in anticipation for the second day of the carnival to unfurl.

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Some other parents while asked about their experience in the event gave such ebcouraging answers that clearly underline the success parameters of the Krackerjack Carnival. One of the parents also shared how she as well as her little one was both active e enthusiasts in this fun-filled carnival and is looking forward for the next season to unfurl soon.

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Divya Bhalla, parent of three and a housemaker said, “Krackerjack Karnival is one of the most awaited events in our calendar as a place to go together with family. Having attended the previous two editions as well, I can vouch for the fact that it is an amazing show that offers an experience unlike something we have ever seen before. Krackerjack Karnival not only provides holistic and wholesome entertainment for kids and family, it also offers us a one stop shop for important products, services and information ranging from maintaining kids health to assistance during the approaching admissions season all under one roof.”

 

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Krackerjack Karnival has given an interesting touch to the value of family that has been losing price in the modern times.  This occasion has all the right reasons to be celebrated to the fullest in a time where people have just few hours to count upon in the life of 24 hours in a day.

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In fact Delhi, Dilwalon Ka Sheher is in need of these kinds of carnivals more frequently which address children’s quality engagement and gives an opportunity for the families to spend time together as Jon Wooden puts together that “The most important thing in the world is family and love”. Krackerjack Carnival was a perfect platform to celebrate the joys of childhood with grandeur, fun and learning simultaneously.

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