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Designer Kunal Rawal collaborates with Nissan 
Image: Courtesy Kunal Rawal
We know him as one of Bollywood’s most preferred menswear designers who has created pieces for the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Siddharth Malhotra. Kunal Rawal, who recently opened his flagship store in Mumbai, has now collaborated with Nissan India to co-create the Nissan Seat Belt Shirt. Wrinkle-resistant and combining style and quality for both men and women, it seeks to look impeccable without sacrificing on comfort and safety. Available in classic white, the design uses a soft, breathable, and lightweight cotton-polyester blend, making it the ideal choice for hot summers, or under jackets for a formal occasion.
Gucci unveils its latest eyewear campaign
Image: Courtesy Hugo Scott, and art direction by Christopher Simmonds
Gucci recently unveiled its new eyewear campaign featuring Chinese actress Ni Ni. Shot by photographer Hugo Scott and art directed by Christopher Simmonds, it is inspired by leading Hollywood classics. One sees Ni Ni standing on a desert highway, clad in Gucci pieces, holding cardboards with ‘Outta’ Here’ and ‘Somewhere’ written on them, as cars and lorries drive past. In one shot, she is seen wearing sunglasses featuring an ultra-light, shiny, gold-toned metal frame with a parabolic lens in a solid cherry colour.  The slim temples of the piece have Gucci lettering, with an interlocking G detail on the cut-out end-tips.
Rahul Mishra, the first Indian to be Awarded Talent De La Rareté
Image: Courtesy Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra’s work needs no introduction. Besides being a regular at Paris Fashion Week and the first Indian to bag the prestigious Woolmark Prize in 2014, Mishra now has another entry in his illustrious resume. He is the first Indian to receive Talent De La Rareté by the Centre du luxe et de la création. With an objective of fostering a rich, diverse dialogue and entrepreneurial spirit, since 2001 Centre du luxe et de la création has been bringing leaders from retail, hospitality, management, and design to celebrate path-breaking stories and support ideas, trends, and projects that will nurture the development of luxury as a sphere. “Today when we talk about sustainable luxury, we speak about manufacturing processes that take care of the environment and its people while creating a luxury product. It’s an enriching journey that is fueled by the ideology of giving back. The sequence of creating mindfully evidently benefits the bigger picture, but along the way, it creates avenues for participation and fulfillment in copious ways,” says Mishra.

Burberry’s latest bag for ‘B Series’
Image: Courtesy Burberry

Since his appointment as the creative director of Burberry, Riccardo Tisci is exploring the concept of instant retail. His latest release as a part of the initiative is the mini Title bag, which will be available following the label’s FW ’19 runway show at London Fashion Week. The cross body bag, made in black leather and with a top bar, has a triple-stud lock in gold metal hardware. The bag will become available on Instagram, WeChat, LINE, and Kakao for only 24 hours on February 17. It is a preview of Burberry’s new Title bag collection, which launches this summer and will include a range of styles and colours.

Ralph Lauren opens doors to its new store in Delhi 

Iconic American label Ralph Lauren has launched its new store in Delhi. The curated edit of classics comprises of gowns, tailored suits, jackets, trench coats and much more. For all those on the lookout for timeless luxury pieces, the store has an assortment of apparel and accessories from Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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.