Fashion and lifestyle exhibition Nouveaau, held on Saturday and partnered by t2, was a hot spot for fashionistas and shopaholics, who came in large numbers for some quality browse-and-buy time. After a footfall of 5,000-plus last year, organisers Nina Kanoi and Shruti Goenka wanted to go even bigger this time with over 90 stalls sharing hall space at The Oberoi Grand. So along with the milieu of city exhibitors, there were participants from Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Kashmir, Jaipur, Raipur and Pune displaying their collections. On offer was a gamut of art, couture, handwoven saris, accessories and home decor items. We wanted to keep a balanced variety of everything so that shoppers have plenty to choose from. Like every year, Nouveaau is a platform for young, budding designers to test the market with their creations, said Michelle Hooper, marketing manager, Nouveaau.
Jewellery and ethnic wear were the big draws this year. Another busy corner was the rakhi stall Kkusum, which sold a variety of designs ranging from the traditional molis to Superman-shaped chocolate rakhis for kids. For quick eats, the crowd headed to stalls like Basil offering multi-cuisine appetisers along with Cocoa Treat and Go Cocoa for their fill of sweet treats.
Those who missed out on the one-day exhibition, fret not. Nouveaau will be back on October 15 at Taj Bengal.