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Style Statements: The latest designer stores, campaigns and collaborations
Tarun Tahiliani opens a new store in Kolkata 
Image: Coutesy Tarun Tahiliani
Image: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani

Country’s leading couturier Tarun Tahiliani opened a new store in Kolkata at Galleria 1910. The space will house ready-to-wear and occasion wear, in addition to menswear and select bridal wear. The 2,200 sq.ft store is spread over two floors, and with elaborate staircases, soft chandelier lighting and signature Tahiliani wallpapers, it is set to become Kolkata’s the go-to couture destination.

FDCI’s ode to ‘Make In India’ in Ahmedabad
Image: Courtesy FDCI
Image: Courtesy FDCI

As a part of the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, seven of India’s most talented textile gurus – Anju Modi, Gaurang Shah, Namrata Joshipura, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, and Shyamal & Bhumika – interpreted the ‘Make In India’ theme in their distinctive signature style. In her collection titled ‘Raas Leela’, couturier Anju Modi showcased mashroo, Banarasi brocade, and matka silk along with gotta patti work, while Hyderabad-based Gaurang Shah presented ‘Chitravali’, featuring kalamkari inspired by Ajanta paintings on Kanjeevaram weaves.Payal Jain’s experimented with chikankari, appliqué, mirror-work and resham embroidery. Rahul Mishra showcased traditional chikankari from Lucknow in his collection Charbagh. Veteran Rajesh Pratap Singh took khadi from Gujarat and Rajasthan mixed it with ikat. Designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika curated Vayanti, a couture collection incorporating exquisite brocade from Gujarat.

Riccardo Tisci releases his first campaign for Burberry 


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Part 1: A story by #NickKnight The first campaign by #RiccardoTisci for #Burberry . A cast of image makers #NickKnight, #DankoSteiner, #HugoComte, #PeterLanger, #ColinDodgson and #LettySchmiterlow present a unique take on Tisci’s new vision . ‘They are images that have the confidence to stand on their own, but it’s when they are assembled together that they truly bring the diversity, the eclecticism, the inclusivity and the beauty of Burberry to life’ – Riccardo Tisci . #BurberrySpringSummer19 #TheTBbag #NewEra #TBRT #Kingdom #BurberryGeneration . Click the link in bio to find out more and be first to shop the collection in February 2019

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If there is one theme that Riccardo Tisci highlights in all his campaigns it is diversity, and he has done the same with Burberry as well. Tisci roped in six key photographers – Nick Knight, Danko Steiner, Hugo Comte, Colin Dodgson, Peter Langer, and Letty Schmiterlow – to shoot the campaign with a global cast that included models such as Stella Tennant, Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk, Sora Choi, Matteo Ferri and Joe Plunkett among others. Since staging his anticipated first show for the British heritage fashion house, Tisci is being lauded for steering the brand in a new direction that’s marked by a strong, clean, and sleek aesthetic, which filters down to this campaign as well. 

Virgil Abloh Unveils First Men’s Campaign for Louis Vuitton

You can count on Virgil Abloh for breaking stereotypes. There was his latest Michael Jackson-inspired menswear show for Louis Vuitton, and now he has unveiled his first menswear campaign for the house. The highlight of the campaign is Anyieth, a three-year-old toddler, alongside seven-year-old actor Leo James Davis, and 16-year-old actor Luke Prael. This is the first phase of the campaign, released on January 21 and shot by Inez and Vinoodh. The second phase of the campaign will be released on February 1. 

Victoria Beckham collaborates with Reebok 


What many are referring to as the collaboration of the year, the Victoria Beckham x Reebok is more about athluxury than athleisure. The line fuses elevated streetwear with Beckham’s minimal sense of luxury. Ranging from $30 to $300, the collection comprises of parkas, gym wear, bomber jackets, T-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, and sneakers. The campaign for the same was photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Alastair McKimm. 

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
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