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Glimpses from the gala pre-party to celebrate Art Meets Couture

The event was presented by Styleograph and curated by Chikky Goenka. Only The Telegraph was there

Saionee Chakraborty Published 13.09.22, 03:30 AM
(L-R) Nikhil Mehra, Chikky Goenka and Dev at the September 1 pre-party of Art Meets Couture presented by Styleograph and curated by Chikky Goenka that brought to town Shantnu & Nikhil, Tyaani by Karan Johar and Rimzim Dadu for a two-day showcase at Kolkata Centre for Creativity, on September 2 and 3. The evening at JW Marriott Kolkata was a cosy bash with a select set. Chikky looked chic in a black ensemble by Shantnu & Nikhil, the touch of gold on her hair adding to the glam. And she was all smiles. “This was the first time we had a pre-party before a sales event. Usually we are all working towards that, but this made us realise how important it is to create real experiences with people. We are getting into the zone of celebration and festivities. So keeping that in mind, this night set the mood for the next two days. So yes, it will surely be a regular affair for events that demand bespoke experiences,” said Chikky.

(L-R) Nikhil Mehra, Chikky Goenka and Dev at the September 1 pre-party of Art Meets Couture presented by Styleograph and curated by Chikky Goenka that brought to town Shantnu & Nikhil, Tyaani by Karan Johar and Rimzim Dadu for a two-day showcase at Kolkata Centre for Creativity, on September 2 and 3. The evening at JW Marriott Kolkata was a cosy bash with a select set. Chikky looked chic in a black ensemble by Shantnu & Nikhil, the touch of gold on her hair adding to the glam. And she was all smiles. “This was the first time we had a pre-party before a sales event. Usually we are all working towards that, but this made us realise how important it is to create real experiences with people. We are getting into the zone of celebration and festivities. So keeping that in mind, this night set the mood for the next two days. So yes, it will surely be a regular affair for events that demand bespoke experiences,” said Chikky.

Nikhil Mehra of Shantnu & Nikhil was glad to be back in Kolkata. “There is a certain amount of substance that men have in terms of design and it taught me a few things. In 2013, I created a drape for men in kurtas. It was very well accepted in Calcutta. So, it was the start of something new for me and the brand and we took it to Hyderabad and Delhi and of course it blew out of proportion across the country where everyone started to wear drapes and asymmetrical shapes, but actually it all started from Kolkata,” said the elusive designer.

Roma Suri

Roma Suri

Sanaya Mehta Vyas with Sandeep Vyas

Sanaya Mehta Vyas with Sandeep Vyas

Rohan Arora

Rohan Arora

A big “foodie”, Rimzim Dadu’s “fondest memories” of Calcutta are of phuchkas and jhalmuri. “I love sweets, so also sandesh... gur sandesh,” smiled the fashion designer who has just clocked 15 years in the profession. “When I started out I was 21 and at that point I wanted to take things as they come. I wanted my brand to stand for something that is unique. Looking back, my work and craft has evolved,” she added.

A big “foodie”, Rimzim Dadu’s “fondest memories” of Calcutta are of phuchkas and jhalmuri. “I love sweets, so also sandesh... gur sandesh,” smiled the fashion designer who has just clocked 15 years in the profession. “When I started out I was 21 and at that point I wanted to take things as they come. I wanted my brand to stand for something that is unique. Looking back, my work and craft has evolved,” she added.

Shravan Satyani, owner and head designer, Tyaani by Karan Johar, dropped by

Shravan Satyani, owner and head designer, Tyaani by Karan Johar, dropped by

Shaheb Bhattacherjee

Shaheb Bhattacherjee

Shivika and Shashwat Goenka

Shivika and Shashwat Goenka

Pictures: B. Halder

Festive drape

Picture: Rashbehari Das

Actress Ushasi Ray dropped by for the launch of Adorini by Rangoli, at Rangoli Gariahat (Rashbehari Avenue), a collection of festive saris that celebrates women. She looked beautiful in an orange and pink number. “She (a woman) is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a consort, a mother... but beyond all the ways that she enriches our lives, she is her... she is all that and so much more. She is the beloved. She is Adorini,” said Nikhil Jain of Rangoli.

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