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Designs from the East and beyond

  • Designs from the East and beyond

    Summary: Started in 2002, this annual exhibition brings together designers and brands showcasing clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor and, of course, food. On display are products from brands such as Freedom Tree, Mumbai, Y Store, Bengaluru, Nauchandi, Skinsense and Tantrik Life. In its first year, the utsav had around 50 stalls and the number this year has swelled up to 72. “These are diamond jewellery with micro settings in 18-carat white, yellow and rose gold,” says Jyothi Narayan, Regional Sales Advisor. “It was started with the idea to help women and provide a platform for home entrepreneurs,” says Rathi Nilakantan, one of the organisers.

    It’s the 16th edition of the Duchess Utsav and the excitement levels among the organisers are as high as it was in the first year. Started in 2002, this annual exhibition brings together designers and brands showcasing clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor and, of course, food. “It was started with the idea to help women and provide a platform for home entrepreneurs,” says Rathi Nilakantan, one of the organisers. In its first year, the utsav had around 50 stalls and the number this year has swelled up to 72 , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,Given people’s love for all things organic, the event also introduced a separate set-up titled Organic Market, that has fresh food, plants, oils and eco-friendly items. Nearly 90 brands approached the organising committee this year, to be part of the exhibition. “We hand-pick designers after going through their creations,” says Nilakantan. Here’s a pick of some of the brands to look out for: Suruchi A well-known sari store in Kolkata since 1972, the brand, over the years, has made space for designer creations to cater to the varied requests of their clients.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/fashion/designs-from-the-east-and-beyond/article19676468.ece


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