Tuesday, February 22, 2011
PRESS RELEASE>New Delhi, February22, 2011:
Timex Group, one of the world’s largest watch makers, launched Versace watches today. Synonymous to creativity and craftsmanship, haute couture Versace is the world’s leading lifestyle brand. The launch of the luxury watch collection took place at the plush Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi in the presence of renowned leading actress Bipasha Basu, Mr. V.D. Wadhwa, CEO, Timex Group India and Mr. Paolo Marai, President and CEO, Vertime – Luxury Division of Timex Group. Timex Group is launching the Versace Watch collection from its international portfolio of brands.
Sharing her excitement about the exquisite collection of Versace Watches, leading actress Bipasha Basu said “I congratulate Versace and the Timex Group for offering Indians this spectacular collection of watches. I have always loved the range of watches presented by Versace and I feel honoured to be here to share this momentous occasion with all of you. I wish you all the very best.”
While speaking, Mr. V.D. Wadhwa, CEO, Timex Group India said – “Timex Group as a part of its Brand Portfolio strategy caters to the different consumer segments from mass premium to luxury and reaches out to all age and psychographic segments. In addition to existing brands, Timex , Nautica, Marc Ecko, Tarun Tahiliani and Salvatore Ferragamo, We are now pleased to launch Versace Watches in India from our international portfolio of brands”
The brand will be retailed starting February, across Key metros in Boutiques and within select premium multi branded environment. The collection is priced between INR 50,000 – INR 8 lacs and is a must for the astute consumer who now has a better access to fashion luxury without compromising on quality and the discerning experience that makes a luxury brand much sought after”
Sharing his enthusiasm and optimism at the occasion, Mr. Paolo Marai, President and CEO, Vertime – Luxury Division of Timex Group, said, “From the very beginning, the creative universe of Gianni Versace has always encompassed many facets to designing and all forms of art. Versace watches reflect our insight of combining comfort and techonology with beauty. The Versace watches are unique, perpetual and strikingly elegant. This launch marks an important milestone for India and it is truly an honour and pleasure to offer this luxurious range of watches. We are pleased to present to you this exclusive watch collection which is a true manifestation of sophistication and elan.”
About Versace Watches
Versace style demonstrates a perfect balance between the classical and the modern. Strong lines and attractive shapes are combined with precious materials handled with exquisite craftsmanship. The designs of Versace watches provide a definitive expression of the glamorous style of the Maison. Passion and a long manufacturing tradition come together in the Versace collections of watches. Each item is created in the fashion-luxury spirit of the age. The Greek key and Medusa logos, unmistakable design details, confer a distinctive signature on all Versace creations. Attention to detail and commitment to the finest quality co-exist in every Versace creation. The choice of materials is made with the utmost selectivity, reflecting the traditions and style of the brand. Each Versace creation exudes the spirit of sheer excellence.
All Versace watches are made in Switzerland. The high quality of each timepiece from the Maison is guaranteed by the rigorous controls and strict criteria demanded for Swiss certification. Since 1972 Giani Versace is viewed as an ambassador for Italian fashion throughout the world.
The early nineties denote a very significant phase in the history of the brand. It is during these years that the strategy of diversification begins to take shape through the creation of Versace jewelry and watches. The watches all conform to the most rigorous criteria of Swiss watchmaking while conveying the glamorous style of the Maison.
In 2004 Vertime SA was established in Switzerland through amalgamation between Versace and Timex Group (leader in the watchmaking sector for over 150 years). Vertime SA undertook the responsibility for the production and distribution of all Versace watches. The watches of the Maison are distributed either through Versace boutiques or through a select network of licensees.
In 2007 the first Versace store dedicated entirely to the jewellery and watch collections was opened in Via Bocca di Leone in Rome.
About TIMEX Group
Timex Group is the one of the world’s largest watch maker that designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Timex was founded in 1854 and has a rich heritage of making the finest timepieces.
Timex Group has a portfolio of 10 brands spread across various segments from mid premium to luxury segment with Brands like, Timex, Opex, Guess, Gc, Marc Ecko, Nautica, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Versus and Valentino with selling channels in more than 100 countries. The Group has a design centre based out of Milano and a manufacturing base spread across various countries.
Over the years, TIMEX Group India Ltd. has grown to become one of the leading brands in the organized watch market. Brand TIMEX is well-known in India for its youth appeal, sporty, fashionable and technologically advanced product offering. TIMEX group also has set standards of high quality watch-making through excellent technology and innovative product development. TIMEX has been a pioneer in inventing several landmark technologies to its credit including the Indiglo®. TIMEX Group has also diversified and has plans of launching a host of international brands within the premium and luxury segments in the country.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Pierre Garroudi presenting ‘Royal’ collection Autumn/ Winter 2011
Fashion Designer, Pierre Garroudi, revealed his latest Haute Couture collection. Exaggerated silhouettes and bold colour presented on the 19th February at the Fashion Show at Pierre Garroudi Gallery,Arch 6,Crucifix lane, London.
This New Collection is reinvented in his signature style with a new inspiration of royalty. This theme of royal stature and power can be seen through the manipulated fabric that creates a creative texture like the Roman Emperors and the Elizabethan Royalty.
LFW Pierre Garroudi AW11
The AW11 Pierre Garroudi collection was showcased at his remarkable, characteristic design gallery at the Arches near London Bridge during London Fashion Week, February 2011. Set beneath the ground shaking train tracks on Crucifix Lane, the arch-shaped, charismatic gallery has a captivatingly rustic essence. The cold air, damp smell, crumbling brick walls with peeling white paint and white corrugated metal give this place a real back street, exclusive, urban feel. A block white catwalk protruded down the centre of the gallery, its clean, smooth lines a real contrast to the workably inelegant surroundings. Internationally acclaimed DJ Markus beat his renowned, funky house music around the room as tiny little cupcakes with cute purple swirls of icing were served to the ever growing audience of uber-cool, super sophisticated and fabulous fashionistas. The entire Garroudi experience had the vibe of an exclusive VIP underground party where only the young, rich and beautiful get in.
The cool kids on the front row of the much-awaited AW11 fashion show were dressed to the nines, in not much lesser inched heels, tiny mini dresses and fur shrugs. Just looking at these beautiful, skinny people enduring the cold in the name of all that’s fabulous made you feel all in all rather nippy, and let’s just say the show itself wasn’t much different. The barely there garments left little to the imagination and hung off the skinny curves of the models – quite literally, with not one but two models flashing their own nippy bits to the crowd.
The Pierre Garroudi show itself could only be described as a work of art, a spectacular visual masterpiece. The haute couture designer’s signature choice of a solo colour palette was prevalent once again, this season it was an array of purple shades from lilac to bright and deep tones. The fashion designer’s signature choice of avant-garde models were styled with tall, purple, 18th century inspired wigs that had been dishevelled, with some scraped up into fantastic castle shapes and oldy-worldy style crosses. Others adorned extravagant head pieces made from the same manipulated fabrics as the garments. Modestly natural make-up was vamped up with a flash of bright lilac eye shadow and garments were teamed with sky-scraping, metallic purple mules and knee-high boots that were wrapped and decorated with charming little grape vines.
Models worked it on the runway, each with their own distinctive character. Pausing at least 3 to 4 times, they moved their arms and twisted their bodies in an alien-like manner, gazing into space as in some form of trance or eerie dream world.
Pierre Garroudi’s collection commenced with dresses that were folded and weaved into giant, crochet-like patterns that created volume away from the body with large holes revealing bare skin beneath creating a sexy, no boundaries look. Others were folded tucks that cascaded down, with some creating expertly fathomed circular shapes. Purple and lilac knits were manipulated into volumous shapes with sexy, revealing cuts. Lilac gingham prints added a light and playful touch to the jaw dropping, sexy, backless dresses that skimmed the models’ sides in an ever so seductive manner. The final look of the daring AW11 collection came in an abundance of the most beautiful shade of purple chiffon that was tightly ruffled and folded forming the most spectacular, unexpected shapes with glorious volume and structure. Gasps of awe waved through the air as these final, aesthetically pleasing masterpieces blessed the runway for a brief moment.
For now one can only dream about and wait ever so impatiently for Pierre Garroudi’s next, highly anticipated fashion collection which, following his past 12 collections showcased during London Fashion Week will be indisputably innovative and awe-inspiring.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Is this season shaping up to be the spring of Jourdan?
Born on August 3, 1990 this 20 yr. old, from London,England - British Fashion Model Jourdan Dunn has been named as the new face of Burberry shot by Photographer Mario Testino at the Brighton Beach(the best place to wear your spring Burberry leather pants, you know ) for the Spring Burberry Ads.
Dunn grew up in Greenford, West London. She had her first child, Riley, a boy, on 8 December 2009 in London. She has been with her boyfriend, the baby's father, for five years.After giving birth to her first child a little over a year ago, Jourdan Dunn made a gradual return to fashion. She didn't start running around in a bikini five minutes after giving birth, like Gisele, but did a couple of runway shows, and not long after a Victoria's Secret catalog. Having appeared in every issue of American Vogue since September, and becoming a spring face of Burberry.
Campaign was shot on Brighton beach to celebrate the great British outdoors and Burberry's history of supporting emerging talent bringing to life the emotion behind protection from the elements. A dynamic campaign that reflects the diversity of broad global consumer, revealing new British cast members each month, all with their own identity, embodying the different attitudes of the Burberry guy and girl!"
Jourdan Dunn's Career Highlights
Discovered while shopping with a friend in Primark
Signs with Storm Management in London
Signs with Women Management
Debuts at the fall Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferragamo shows in New York and Milan
David Sims photographs Dunn for Benetton
Appears in Allure editorial, photographed by Michael Thompson
15 SEP, 2007
Featured on British Vogue.com as a "new star" Story»
Walks the spring Alexander McQueen and Hermès shows in Paris
Closes the fall Duro Olowu show in London
Becomes the first black model to walk for Prada in over ten years
Appears in Dazed & Confused editorial, photographed by David Slijper
Style.com features Dunn as a top ten newcomer Story»
Escorts Peter Som to the Costume Institute Gala, wearing Bill Blass
Appears in editorials for i-D and French Vogue
British Vogue features Dunn and her "high street" style
Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Norman Jean Roy
Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
Walks the Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris
Emma Summerton photographs Dunn for Topshop
Returns as one of the faces of Benetton, photographed by David Sims
Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Emma Summerton
Sebastian Faena photographs Dunn for the fall cover of POP
Appears on the cover of i-D, photographed by Emma Summerton
Closes the spring Rodarte, Ossie Clark, and Alexander McQueen shows in New York, London, and Paris
Opens Matthew Williamson's last collection for Pucci in Milan
British Fashion Council nominates Dunn for Model of the Year, along with Agyness Deyn and Lily Donaldson
Featured on the cover of British Vogue, with Rosie Huntington and Eden Clark, photographed by Emma Summerton
Appears in editorials for Dazed & Confused, V, and i-D
25 NOV, 2008
Wins Model of the Year by British Fashion Council Story»
Appears in British Vogue editorial, with Lily Donaldson, photographed by Nick Knight
Featured on the cover of French Elle
Terry Richardson photographs Dunn for the French Vogue calendar
Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by David Sims
Walks the spring Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Jean Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris
Appears in two editorials for Vogue
Opens the fall Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Issa, and Giambattista Valli shows in New York, London, and Paris
Closes the fall Oscar de la Renta, Barbie, Thakoon, Betty Jackson, Twenty8Twelve, and Issa shows in New York and London
Appears in editorials for V and Japanese Vogue
Featured on the cover of Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
Appears in editorials for Russian Vogue, British Vogue, and W
24 JUL, 2009
Vogue announces Dunn's pregnancy Story»
Craig McDean photographs Dunn for ck by Calvin Klein
Emma Summerton photographs Dunn for the pre-fall cover of i-D, alongside Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, and Sessilee Lopez
Appears in editorials for Vogue and Italian Vogue
Walks the spring Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris, while pregnant
Appears in editorials for Vogue and Italian Vogue
Featured on the cover of Teen Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
8 DEC, 2009
Gives birth to son Story»
Kerry Hallihan photographs Dunn for the winter issue of i-D
Makes a runway appearance at the fall Aquascutum show in London
Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
Closes the spring Lanvin show in Paris, alongside Melodie Monrose, Ajak, Ataui Deng, and Jeneil Williams
Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
Appears in two editorials for Vogue
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
The Indian clothes have proven to have the most International appeal. The excellence of traditional Indian Designer wear has turned many heads and has invited lot of reciprocation on its own way. A blend of contemporary classic mix to the modern day chic ethnic wear, it has everything you would ask for. A new level of traditional Indian designer wear is elevated by the perfection incorporated in terms of quality, originality, innovation and passion in each garment. With details oriented carefully in each color, fabric, and design used, the assortment has surely to impress you, getting the best out of you. Guys, look their best groomed for all the occasions in traditional wear and Ladies, just look eye-stunning and ravishingly gorgeous with this ethnic contemporary lining at ANGARKH.com.
From Gorgeous tunics to beautiful saris to elaborate lehengas and to subtle and classic suits, everything you need for a complete “You”.
Pradeep Hirani, ‘India’s Ambassador of Fashion’, to represent the country at the Colombo fashion Week
Kimaya has consistently emerged as the biggest buyer at the Indian Fashion weeks since inception in 2002. Having over 150 of the top designers from the country all under one roof, the brand continues to extend its repertoire of international labels in additional to Rohit Bal , Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Arora, JJ Valaya, Rocky S, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Malini Ramani, Gauri Nainika, Ranna Gill, Rina Dhaka, Shantanu and Nikhil, Falguni Shane Peacock, Narendra Kumar, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, Pinko, MaxMara, Versus, R.E.D Valentino, Trussardi, Miss Sixty, and Paulo Ferrari etc.
Being the only Indian buyer to be invited to international fashion weeks of London, Paris, Milan, Durban, Malaysia, Tokyo, Dubai, Sao paolo (brazil) Argentina, Karachi, Lahore, Hongkong, Colombo,etc., Chairman Pradeep and wife Neha Hirani of Kimaya Fashions Pvt. Ltd. continue to mark a flattering presence at almost all fashion weeks that they have been a part of. Thus, the duo represents the country as the most important buyers on the international circuit in addition to the domestic ones.
Pradeep Hirani, being the on the forefront of the fashion fraternity in India, has yet again been specially invited to Sri Lanka for the Colombo Fashion Week that commences on 4th February,2011.
This CFW promises the glitter and grandeur with its Spring Summer and Resort wear collections and Pradeep is anticipating an exquisite showcase of fresh emerging talent at this event. With the enormous success from Colombo based designer, Ajaiy Vir Singh’s line ‘Stringhopper’, which is presently retailed through Kimaya stores in India, Pradeep believes that the Sri Lankan sensibility of design is very much in sync and refined to the Indian consumer’s taste.
And with over 30 designers participating this season, he is expecting to see a plethora of ingenuity of fashion and believes that there is a potential of picking new designers from CFW to be part of Kimaya’s extensive designer board.
Pradeep is of the belief, that Sri Lanka is currently experiencing immense sense of optimism and growth and is definitely poised to be one of the most influential nations in South Asia. “Its close proximity to India and its strategic location in the region makes it a perfect hub for fashion in the region,” says Hirani.
A pioneer in the Indian fashion industry, Kimaya delivers an uber-luxurious fashion experience, and is the only multi designer store has been instrumental over the years in not only popularizing Indian fashion to the world but is also responsible for creating an ideal platform for International designers within the country. Hirani’s vision is to create a global platform for fashion and incorporating talent and creativity from the world over. Pradeep is efforts in this area are undying and his recent visit to the Japan Fashion Week is yet another testimony to it.
Post the JFW, Pradeep Hirnai has been instrumental to a large extent in promoting Japanese designers in India as well as fostering a strong relationship between both nations that will reap mutual benefits eventually.
Kimaya supports these new designers by not only housing their collections with the store through which they gain access to the crème de la crème of the society but also shares feedback with them in order to make their collections commercially viable and successful.
“Inspirational and niche, Kimaya has always had a transitional approach aimed at putting itself on an echelon surprising its patron and silencing the skeptics. We will do full justice to the country by bringing in the latest in fashion trends and haute couture from across the globe”, says Pradeep Hirani, Chairman, Kimaya Fashions Pvt. Ltd.
Friday, February 04, 2011
ONLY presents Denim with a whole new meaning
True Blue - Denimized
Denim undoubtedly is an all time favorite! But this spring summer denim will be as hot and happening as ever. The denim fashion is timeless for not just being comfortable but also exudes ultimate style statement.
Last season saw skinny jeans taking the stride but ONLY presents a lot more for denim lovers in its latest spring summer collection. The line of collection includes jackets, dresses, dungarees, waist coat, capris and of course jeans in various styles, fits and washes.
Team you denims with oversized T-shirts, checked shirts or add some funk to your wardrobe with funky accessories like thick framed glasses, sneakers and stylish hats and you are ready to go anywhere, from the grocery store to a cocktail party, an afternoon barbecue or a breezy day at the beach. You can also go for an all denim outfit for a bold look, or go subtle by choosing to mix and match different fabrics with your denim.
ONLY also understands Indian body structure well and thus presents denims in various styles like straight cut, skinny, anti-fit, capris, ankle etc. So flaunt your shape in that amazing pair of denims you have been dreaming of with utmost confidence.
ONLY presents the fresh look for 2011 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE
The college look will be more important than ever the coming season. We already see the trend out there but it will truly hit when the spring arrives.
It is inspired by the American College Look and easy going California lifestyle. With new polo shapes, knitted college cardis and chinos the look is preppy but fresh with soft textures of e.g. pique fabric. And true to the original American look, the colours are bright and contrasted and the primary décor is university prints. Shapes are traditional fits and new interpretation combined.
This look is very casual, slightly boyish and can be worn with flat-soled sneakers or ankle suede boots.
Denim wear cannot get more revolutionized than this.
So go to your nearest ONLY store and make your wardrobe as stylish as it can get this season.