Celebrating the festive wave this week, on the cover we have fashion designer Bhargavi Kunam and jewellery designer Parinika Reddy in their ethnic splendours. The duo made a name for themselves in the competitive world of design. In the Cover Story the prolific fashion and jewellery designers talk to us about their label, collection, and their relationship with their work.
Christmas is almost here, and the festive feeling is in the air! It’s a time for joy and happiness, and for many, it’s about reliving the good memories of their childhoods, even as adults. For kids, it’s about innocence, excitement and presents, but it’s also important to remember the true spirit of Christmas – peace, friendship and helping those who aren’t as fortunate as we may be. To help get into the festive spirit during the pandemic, seven families from the city reveal what they have planned for Christmas this year and the celebrations that make it so special in the Feature Story.
Ratika Kaul’s artistic practice goes far beyond the walls of her studio. Fashion and jewellery designer, an artist and a stylist, she is indeed “an artist at heart, stylist by soul, designer by choice and passionate by nature.” Ratika started her creative journey “through the portals of filmmaking” and launched her signature jewellery line in 2004. Giving both her name and her vision to the label, for Ratika, it is nature and art form details that speak the loudest, structuring her compositions around bold simplicity. Her creativity also comes to the fore with gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones.Read More
There were benefits at the beginning. The Bollywood angle encouraged customers to walk through the door, but my designs made them stay. Adversely, most potential buyers who like my work think it’s extremely expensive. To dispel this myth, my new store is in the biggest high-end jewellery retail market in Mumbai. In the midst of all that competition, I hope that even if guests walk in just to browse, they realise that my jewellery is as affordable as my competitors’.Read More