Faabiiana, the Jaipur-based fashion brand by Kusum and Karishma Luharuwala, known for its gorgeous ethnicwear, now has an address in Calcutta. Housed in the luxurious Galleria 1910 on Camac Street, they have launched with their pret and couture lines at the recently restored, century-old heritage building by Aditya Poddar.
Spread across 1,500sq ft and two floors, the scent of fresh flowers, chequered floors, wooden stairs, mirror-work on the walls and large chandeliers lend a regal feel. Occasion wear, bridals, semi-bridal and semi-formals weave in a story of vintage charm and royal Indian heritage blended perfectly with contemporary fashion and style sensibilities. “In this store we have tried to create a colour story. I hail from Jaipur and have always been fond of the royal palaces. So, this is one of the reasons why I chose Galleria 1910. Right from the store decor to the collection, it has a touch of Rajasthan in it. My collection largely comprises bridals, where one can shop for everything from Mehndi to shaadi all under one roof. I love glass-work and flowers, and the structure of Galleria has allowed me to add that to my decor. The store showcases designs from Rajasthan, Kutch, Jaipur and Lucknow. Galleria as a heritage building relates so well with the brand Faabiiana in terms of its royalty,” said Karishma.