Evoluzione played host to jewellery designers Sasha and Kaabia Grewal of Outhouse this week, presenting curated pieces from their latest collection. Having established themselves as pioneers in modern jewellery, the sister duo has amassed a huge fan following from Bollywoods A list, to young girls who are trading in the usuals, for their edgier fun style. And who can blame them. The pieces from their new line are deliciously bold, drawing influences from all over the world, taking even the most basic of outfits from ‘blah’ to warrior princess with ease. Guests tried on earrings, headpieces, chokers and ear cuffs, with the young designers helping to steer them in the right direction. A fun game with the ‘wall of kisses’ also saw one of the ladies win a signature piece from the collection.
Meanwhile, the gentlemen also had something to look forward to, with Linen Legacy launching their flagship store at Ispahani Centre. The brand is associated with the prestigious Club Burgoyne.
Earlier in the week, Bandana Narula launched her contemporary bridal wear line at the Madras Couture Week, at Radisson Blu. Titled Moroccan Rhapsody, it showcased the many influences of the region. The story wasn’t limited to brides, moving easily from draped sari-gowns to flowy jackets and cropped pants.
And while actress Sridevi returned to Chennai for the audio launch of Puli, her first Tamil film in 27 years, the week ended with the launch of five new bikes from Honda, where brand ambassador Akshay Kumar addressed media in eight different cities across India, live from Delhi. The star’s entry saw him riding out onto the ramp, followed by lots of filmi dialogues and even a little bit of singing, that the crowd lapped up. Post the unveling, Honda also announced their partnership with GAS, tying together their theme of road to track to ramp. Turns out that with this event, Honda lives up to their promise of launching 15 bikes in 2015. The festivities in Chennai included a Sivamani concert featuring Stephen Devassy.