Another year has passed by. Another year is here to unfold the greatest joys of life. Today is Poila Boishakh – first day of a brand-new Bengali year. And I am here to celebrate this day with Devyani Kapoor (www.breviloquent.in).
Mira by Radhika Jain, a versatile designer from Kolkata exhibited a magnificent jewellery line at Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai. The theme for the collection was ‘Jardin d’Eden’ (Garden of Eden), which featured an array of bespoke pieces – from stunning pendants to precious-stone necklaces, and from signature bracelets to earrings, making it perfect for any occasion. The designer used hand-crafted fibers with metallic elements and like the original Garden of Eden, it aims to be guilty pleasures of every woman.
Bengali cuisine is as rich and distinct as the state itself. Influences of the Nawabs have been deeply incorporated in essences of Bengali food – the flavors have a beautiful amalgamation of subtlety and zest.
Gaurav Jai Gupta displayed a symphony of fabulous textiles at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The most distinct aspect in a Gaurav Jai Gupta show is always the fabulously woven textiles with weaves and yarns that defy imagination. For the fashion week, Gaurav’s collection for his label ‘Akaaro’ presented ‘Meen’, a line, which had exclusive hand woven fabrics in fulia, lycra, silk, chanderi, cotton and zari from Bengal and Benaras.