Pankaj & Nidhi | Afterglow
What: Couture collection for women
USP: The collection is inspired by the afterglow of a sunset, lingering on the horizon symbolising a new dawn with a longing for a bright future and with stellar craftsmanship, to create pieces that are timeless and radiating an effervescent beauty. The Afterglow range has exceptional techniques such as origami folding, handcrafted appliques and latticework in new age materials with iridescent sheen. Adopting a path toward sustainability, many of the embroidery materials are themselves fashioned in-house out of excess generated in the process of creation.
Price: On request
Availability: At Pankaj & Nidhi stores and online on pankajandnidhi.com
About the company: Pankaj & Nidhi are a designer duo who launched their label in 2006. Celebrated for their "fresh & crisp sensibility", this powerhouse couple pushes the envelope when it comes to creativity and innovation.
Amit Aggarwal | Metanoia
What: Collection of lehengas, sarees, gowns, capes and dresses for women
USP: An ode to the three elements earth, water and air, that form the centre of our existence and help nurture us, inspired the genesis of Metanoia. Featuring 35 unique styles and silhouettes in colours, this elaborate collection brings emotion to garments using intricate materials like glass fibre, raffia palm and optic fibre to spin architectural structures into fluid ensembles. Innovating with technique, Metanoia showcases hand painting through marbling pattern over discarded PVC and handwoven polymer.
Availability: At Amit Aggarwal stores and online on amitaggarwal.com
About the company: Amit Aggarwal, is a Delhi-based couturier, who is renowned for his iconic and glamorous fashion wear. In 1999, Aggarwal graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and launched his fashion label. He uses the most stunning recycled material to create modern silhouettes that are adorned with traditional Indian craftsmanship.
What: Collection of footwear for medical professionals
USP: The collection for medical professionals aims at meeting the fundamental functional requirements of medical and nursing care workplaces, combined with functionality of materials for athleticwear and cutting technologies permitting smoother body movement. Available in two variants, Nurse Walker and Care Walker, the shoes have been developed based upon consideration of 7 functions including: cushioning, excellent grip, breasability, lightness, flexibility, stability, and durability.
Price: Rs 3,999 onwards
Availability: At selected specialty retail stores and online on asics.com
About the company: ASICS was founded in 1949, more than 70 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running shoes, as well as, athletic and SportStyle inspired footwear, apparel, and accessories.
Adidas | Adizero
What: Collection of running shoes for men and women
USP: Inspired from the earlier collection, Adidas has introduced a vibrant colour update in its latest iteration of Adidas’ record-breaking performance collection designed for speed - the Adizero Adios Pro 2, Adizero Boston 10, and Adizero Prime X, to connect the mind and body. The new sonic ink colourway marks an evolution of the Adizero franchise, stepping away from the heritage colourway for a new one that embodies and captures the power of running.
Price: Rs 21,999 (Adizero Adios Pro 2); Rs 13,999 (Adizero Boston 10); and Rs 24,999 (Adizero Prime X)
Availability: At Adidas stores (from September 15) and online at shop.adidas.co.in (from September 9)
About the company: Adidas was founded in 1924 by Adolf Dassler. The company specialises in the design and manufacturing of footwear, sportswear and sports equipment.
Uniqlo x Ines De la Fressange
What: 2021 Fall/Winter collection of lifewear for women
USP: Inspired from the Swiss village of Rossinière, beloved by artists for its beautiful mountain scenery, the collection of comfortable wardrobe with a hint of nostalgia is ideally suited to a relaxing holiday in such bountiful nature. From a base of beige moss-green earth tones, the expanded range offers stylings such as cashmere blend knit ponchos, and 3D knit dresses with a simple yet shapely and attractive silhouette. The collection of 44 items includes check patterns or lovely small floral accents, ensemble knits in a gorgeous lambs wool material, and a characteristically Ines style of masculine jacket.
Price: Rs 4,990 - 9,900 (outerwear); Rs 1,990 - 6,990 (knits); Rs 2,990 - 4,990 (pants and skirts); Rs 3,990 – 4,990 (dresses); Rs 2,490 - 4,990 (shirts); and Rs 690 - 2,990 (accessories)
Availability: At Uniqlo store in New Delhi and online on uniqlo.com
About the company: Uniqlo is a brand of Fast Retailing Co Ltd, a leading Japanese retail holding company. Uniqlo is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand.
About Ines De la Fressange: Born and raised in France, Fressange became a top international model soon after starting her career at the age of 17. She became renowned as the muse of several top fashion houses and is today a style icon in fashion circles. In 2013, she relaunched her own brand, Ines de la Fressange Paris, and continues to embody modern Parisian chic as an art director.
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