A round-up of exciting and exclusive product and service announcements and launches
Code by Lifestyle
Contemporary menswear brand, Code by Lifestyle, announced the extension of its successful association with Farhan Akhtar amidst a fashionable gathering as the star and style icon revealed the brand’s Spring Summer collection. The collection was showcased in a high octane fashion show, with models sashaying down the ramp in the season’s hottest trends. Farhan Akhtar wowed the audience with his dapper look as he took centre stage in his personal favourites from the brand’s latest range. The actor’s charismatic versatility and sharp dressing personify the quintessential Code Man, and his association with the brand has fortified Code as a popular formal and casual wear brand for men.
Kenneth Cole invents a new category in fragrance by creating a scent reminiscent of clean, sexy skin with White. Inspired by sun-kissed skin, this decadent scent is a fresh burst of seduction. Mandarin is seduced by the contrast of dark plum while at the heart of the fragrance, captivating white freesia lingers with the sophisticated floral notes of lily of the valley, orchid and iris.
Frazer and Haws
Art has once again found its way to the hearts and homes of the cognoscenti in the form of sculptures from Frazer and Haws. Not only do these creations decorate the home but they create a unique ambience as well. The novel designs make unique style statements. Ranging from abstract to reality and decor to utility, they will become the centre of attraction in any setting and are an absolute conversation catalyst.
Fusio-Dose challenges the limits of ultra-personalisation. Concentrés and Boosters come together at the core of this new system, a mixology bar dedicated to personalized Fusio-Dose care. It has been described as a hair care beauty shot at the heart of the salon and fortunately it takes only a few minutes. The most effective active formulas have been meticulously selected for their fast action on the hair fibre, for an intense, instant and sublime hair transformation.
Mehak & Ashish
The designer duo Mehak & Ashish launched Platinoir, a spring summer 2016 collection at the Delhi Club House. The collection features pastel hued tulle dresses hand crafted with aari work, embellished with sequins. Classic designs exude timeless elegance, paired with a contemporary edge. Every piece is impeccably tailored with hand-sewn laser cut floral appliqués and opal crystals. The collection encapsulates both the boldness of high fashion and the delicate innocence of beauty.
Introducing Nourishing Lip Color Oil-Infused Shine, Bobbi Brown’s new and modern take on lipstick. With a hand-selected blend of five deeply emollient natural oils and Vitamins C and E, this potent formula leaves lips with a super silky feel and luminous finish. The hybrid lip colour delivers 24-hour sustained moisturisation, hydration and conditioning, with a nutrient-rich formula that works continuously to make lips softer, smoother and plumper—even after it’s taken off. Rich colour pigments are dissolved into a lightweight, clear oil base for pure, crisp colour and a brilliant finish. Best of all, it glides on effortlessly for even, tug-free application.
To couple together the spiritual and visual elements of Arabic calligraphy, and to translate them into a pen design, Montegrappa turned to Lebanese artist and designer, Katya Assouad Traboulsi. The awe-inspiring Bassano del Grappa is available as a fountain pen and is delivered in a hand-made wooden case that also houses a hardback version of the book, Arabic Calligraphy: Worlds Made Precious. The pen is available in a limited edition comprising 512 pieces.
Forevermark presents two exciting themes for the coming year: Spread Your Wings and Grow and Glow. Forevermark diamonds are hand-selected for their beauty and rarity; each is genuine, untreated and natural. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become Forevermark. Each Forevermark diamond is also responsibly sourced, originating at a carefully selected mine that benefits the people, community and country where it is located.
Royce and Nappa Dori are happy to announce the launch of a limited edition gift box collaboration for the summer of 2016. Two Royce X Nappa Dori collectible keepsakes: the Origami box and the Trunk box have been produced in a limited run of 50 and will be available at select stores. The gift boxes represent a union between the Japanese confectioner renowned for unique and inspiring chocolates and an Indian design house renowned for quality and creativity.
If you want to get away from it all to it all spend an evening at Barush—The Lounge. It is a place of retreat, nestled in the heart of New Delhi. With a live DJ, large screens for sports coverage and a private lounge area with an outdoor patio, Barush has an urbane ambiance. It also has a wonderful menu on the platter including signature dishes Dhuar Vegetarian Galauti, Vodka Infused Phirnee and Chocolate Papdi Chaat. Popular cocktails include Choco Tiki Coco and Apple Cinnamon Strudel. The use of bronze in its natural forms supplemented by mud finished walls and wooden furniture augments the lounge’s warm look.
Moët & Chandon
Moët Ice Impérial breaks the traditional champagne rules—in style. The world’s first-ever champagne specifically created to be enjoyed on ice during social gatherings in Moët & Chandon’s hand-picked destinations around the world, it perfectly represents the Maison that is renowned for its daring spirit and pioneering approach to sharing the magic of champagne. Only Moët & Chandon could innovate Moët Ice Impérial, a radically new way to enjoy champagne, thanks to its 270 years of unparalleled heritage, innovative spirit and winemaking savoir-faire!
Moët Ice Impérial exudes summertime socialite style in the world’s most sought-after warm-weather destinations. From urban escapes —rooftop parties at the instant the sun sets, to resort escapes—exclusive and vibrant seaside villas at mid-day… Moët Ice Impérial is there!
Massive Restaurants launched its highly anticipated Masala Bar, situated at Bandra, Mumbai. Offering a 270 degree view of the Arabian Sea Masala Bar showcases mixological evolution through its handcrafted signature beverages and a scientific laboratory operation, featuring bleeding edge, post-modern techniques to create a bar experience unlike any thing before. Offering a breathtaking view, Masala Bar is possibly the only concept in its genre to be purely illuminated with candles during evening hours, thereby offering an intimate experience to its patrons.
Tressmart, in association with actress Gul Panag, announced the introduction of Dafni to the Indian market. A globally patented product in the arena of hair straightening, with path-breaking design and results delivery Dafni promises salon-finished straight hair, in a matter of minutes, to women on-the-go. The product has already generated tremendous global excitement. Speaking at the launch, Gul said, “The Indian woman is multitasking and busier than ever before. She needs quick and effective grooming tools to help her keep pace with this demanding lifestyle.” Dafni has a number of revolutionary features. It protects dry hair from long-term damage.
Luxury Italian brand Visionnaire will land in the UK this spring. The luxury home furnishing brand has teamed up with Harrods, to launch its first store in Britain. Announcing the new showroom, Visionnaire CEO Leopold Cavalli said, “We are proud to bring our Made in Italy Lifestyle to Harrods and to share our bespoke, 100% Italian, craftsmanship-driven projects with discerning clients across not just Europe, but also the world.” The showroom will feature iconic pieces from the handmade Chatam Dining Table designed by Alessandro La Spada to the Versailles Desk to the Shino corner sofa, designed by Domenico De Palo, that combines with precious crystal chandeliers, silk tapestries, and marble floors to the Alice bed, one of the brand’s bestsellers.
Bharat & Reshma
Designer duo Bharat and Reshma Grover showcased their new collection at The Nest. The event was also a celebration of 10 years of their successful label H-2. Actor and model Sonu Sood walked the ramp looking suave in a groom’s ensemble. The designers’ forte being menswear, the outfits were edgy with neat cuts and unique detailing. Their bridal wear designs are inspired by the joys and rituals associated with Indian weddings. It is all about traditional richness and hues.
Sonu Sood, the showstopper of the evening, was all praises for the duo’s collection as were the invitees. “We believe fashion has the power to transform an image and make a social statement,” said the duo.
The after-party was a glamorous one with the city’s socialites dancing the night away.
Melange by Lifestyle
Lifestyle International have signed on Kangana Ranaut as the brand ambassador for their contemporary ethnic wear brand—Melange by Lifestyle. Kangana is scorching in the latest Rethink Ethnic campaign that challenges the conventional and is inspired by her fearless, bold and strong style. With modern silhouettes, classy cuts and vibrant patterns, the Spring Summer collection redefines ethnic wear and is crafted for the woman of today whose sense of style reflects her individuality.
Style Quotient Jewellery
Style Quotient Jewellery ties up with Tarun Tahiliani to launch the contemporary yet traditional line of jewellery under the brand Tarun Tahiliani. The designer jewellery line is beautifully crafted and celebrates flamboyant Indian traditions. Tarun Tahiliani says, “I have always been fascinated by jewellery for its attributes, seductive powers and its incredible ability to inspire and enhance every look. This new line of hand-crafted, silver based jewels is mixed with semi-precious stones, pearls, beads and more to create masterpieces of allure and desire. We have worked with a fantastic pool of designers and craftsmen to add gleam to the silver jewellery and hope our new collection is appreciated.”
Hemant & Nandita
In the Deep Enchantress Collection from Hemant & Nandita, midnight blues, earthy browns, deep reds and charcoal greys with a splash of gold, copper, bronze and a lot of jewel tones have been incorporated in the form of embroideries. Shirts and dresses in sheeny jacquard lend the right amount of metallic edge to bind the look together. A generous amount of layering with bold outerwear and droopy shoulder seams is the look of Hemant and Nandita for the coming season. The romantic silhouette with deep V necklines, strappy shoulders and high slits along with the oversized, long outerwear in brushed wool and tweeds will prove irresistible to fashionistas around the globe.
Umang Hutheesing has set the benchmark for excellence with over 300 pieces of royal costume created by him currently being displayed at the Baroque International Museum in Mexico and the National Museum of Bahrain. These costumes are created using luxurious fabrics produced for the courts of Indian maharajas and delicately embroidered by master craftsmen attached to the palace ateliers. Umang Hutheesing has revived the embellishments, cuts and garment designs that spotlight the grace and grandeur of India’s majestic textile traditions. These include early Rajput angarkhas and gheras, Mughal chogas and abhas, European influenced capes, shawls, shervanis and sarees.
Pepperfry brings you Sanjeev Kapoor’s range of specially handpicked tableware, kitchen tools and accessories. The amazing collection of table runners, cups and saucers, tea sets, bowls, etc., will add an elegant touch to your table. A splash of fresh colours, a touch of eco-friendly, and unusual shapes reflect the latest kitchen décor and cookware trends. This collection spells variety and can be used as personal serve ware or for gifting. The chef’s handpicked range is exclusively available on India’s largest online home and furniture store.
Oysters Beach, the first water park by International Amusement Limited (IAL), popularly known as Appu Ghar, organised a fun event to announce its season launch. The Gurgaon-based Oysters Beach has redefined adventure sports in the country. The highlight of the occasion was the striking performance by Sukhe. Other attractions included DJ, Russian Dhol and scrumptious festive food. The park offers adrenaline-pumping water rides, wave pool, rain dance, lazy river and multiple other water slides.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2016 handbag collection begins as a diary entry to his first love–––the showgirl. Forever an inspiration to his work, the story transports us to a world he first discovered as a young man in the cabarets of Paris. Mesmerised by the lights, the sounds, and the choreography, he fell in love with the dancers, to him ‘birds of paradise’. The cabaret’s marvels in mind as he began work on the Spring/Summer 2016 handbag collection, Louboutin imagined an expression of the show in a more tangible form—the Paloma.
This moisturising product range contains eco-friendly Jeju fresh green tea and green tea seeds. The green tea, extracted from fresh green tea leaves harvested on Jeju Island, is rich in amino acids and minerals that help keep the skin moisturised.
A nutrient-rich, butter-type cream provides instant moisture to skin to form a moisture shield that keeps skin moisturised for longer. Mango butter is rich in moisture and nutrients to nourish and care for dry skin. The products are free from parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil and animal-originated ingredients.
Drawing its inspiration from dermatological procedures and science, L’Oréal Paris introduces a revolutionary new formula to tackle loss of skin volume—Revitalift Filler range. This first ever daily facial-re-plumper from L’Oréal Paris promises plumper and more youthful face. Highly concentrated in Hyaluronic Acid the Revitalift Filler range from L’Oréal Paris provides an effective solution to thinning skin, fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss.
The range consists of a Daily Concentrated Serum and a Daily Moisturiser. The serum contains high levels of fragmented Hyaluronic Acid and the airless syringe dropper helps deliver the optimal daily dose of serum. The moisturiser is enriched with concentrated Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl, a moisture-booster, naturally derived from rye seed.