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What: Timeless Jewels, a costume jewellery exhibition by designer Jamini Ahluwalia.

Where: 85 Lansdowne, near Hazra-Lansdowne crossing.

When: Till July 15.

Take a look: This showing is Mumbai-based jewellery designer Jamini Ahluwalia’s first tryst with the city. Her eclectic designs combine metal, glass, cane, resin, wood, thread and crochet. The thrust, however, is on the season’s favourite chain look, seen aplenty at 85 Lansdowne.

The colour palette revolves around black, white, red, turquoise, silver, beige and gold. Beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts and bangles are displayed, along with a collection of curtain tassels.

The designer is showing outside Mumbai after a long time. “I have been following 85 Lansdowne’s growth right from the planning stage and it feels great to finally be here,” smiled Jamini.

Pocket pinch: Prices range from Rs 800 to Rs 5,000. Single bangles are priced at Rs 200-plus.

Voiceover: “Our endeavour is to further enhance the fashion landscape of Calcutta by promoting outstation designers through exhibitions. What better way than to start with Jamini Ahluwalia’s grand collection,” says Pooja Goenka from 85 Lansdowne.


Canvas call

What: L’art De Conti, a solo exhibition by upcoming artist Keshav Roy.

Where: Art gallery at ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton & Towers.

When: Till July 15.

Take a look: The exhibition, presented by Spandan Art Gallery in association with ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton & Towers, saw 50 creations of Keshav on display. All charcoal and some conti, the subjects for the show were nudes, bulls and horses.

Interestingly, instead of bearing the artist’s signature, the works carried an Oriental symbol, something that has “always intrigued” Keshav. “My art is narrative in style, creating moods and compositions that inspire curiosity,” added the young artist.

Spotted: Artist Suvaprasanna, former Sananda Tilottama winner Jyoti Brahmin and film-maker Ashoke Viswanathan were present at the inauguration party on Wednesday.

Pocket pinch: The pieces on an average are priced at Rs 12,000-15,000.

Voiceover: “Part of the proceeds will be donated to the less privileged but more deserving artists,” said Keshav.

Just for men

What: Launch of fall-winter collection by men’s wear brand Stori.

Where: The Oberoi Grand.

When: July 14.

Take a look: The fall-winter line from the men’s wear label promises to throw up some good festive buys.

The corporate casuals collection has been designed based on customer feedback from across India. On offer is an array of shirts, T-shirts and trousers.

Fine-stitch patterns, snug fits and silk finish ensuring long-lasting lustre define the look.

The fabric focus is on cotton and linen, the colour palette is cheerful and bright. For the shirts and tees, you find solids, checks and stripes peppered with generous touches of reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues. Also on offer are sober pastels, white, ash and black.

In the trousers section, there are interesting shades of blues and purples, in addition to regular blacks and browns.

The collection will be available at multi-label stores from mid-August. Exclusive Stori stores on Shakespeare Sarani and Rashbehari Avenue are in the pipeline.

Pocket pinch: Price tags of the shirts read Rs 895-plus, while the T-shirts are priced at Rs 745-plus, and the trousers at Rs 995-plus.

Voiceover: “The collection is in sync with current international fashion trends. The thrust has been on using natural fabrics that would take care of the comfort factor,” said marketing manager of Stori, Chandra Prakash Bhutra.

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