A red carpet favourite of Bollywood’s A-list, design duo Gauri & Nainika will be among the curation of industry-associated creatives partaking in BollyGoods Edition 2, London on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, 1.30 – 8pm at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA. Hosted by members of the extended Bollywood fraternity, BollyGoods will be a unique presentation of celluloid inspired fashion, design, art and lifestyle, highlighting the rich creativity beyond the screen magic of the world’s largest film industry.

Gauri & Nainika Karan launched their label Gauri & Nainika in January 2002. An eveningwear brand with styles ranging from cocktail dresses to elaborate bespoke gowns, the label offers glamorous, elegant and chic clothing for women. Inspired by European fashion history, art, music, books, theatre, old Hollywood, red carpet glamour and pictures of their mother from the 70s, the brand has always exuded a feminine and romantic design philosophy, with styles that are luxurious yet understated. The pieces are meticulously crafted and have a timeless appeal, where old world charm, fantasy and elegance are modernised.

Actress Priyanka Chopra in Gauri Nainka (Photo credit: Philip Cheung/WireImage)
Actress Priyanka Chopra in Gauri Nainka (Photo credit: Philip Cheung/WireImage)

BollyGoods will showcase the works of scions of leading families from Indian cinema that interpret their inherited aesthetics through fashion, interiors and accessory design. The show will present the work of the hugely talented family members of Bollywood’s screen superstars, accomplished designers in their own space. Besides the cinema born or connected, BollyGoods will also present the works of fashion designers, jewellers, couturiers, artists and graphic designers who cater to the world of Indian cinema. BollyGoods Edition 2, London will raise the curtain on their latest collections for an audience of cineastes that wants to take a bit of its magic home.

BollyGoods Edition 2, London will be inaugurated by First Lady of Bollywood Gauri Khan – Indian film producer; co-founder of film production and distribution company, Red Chillies Entertainments; interior designer; wife of superstar, Shah Rukh Khan; and one of the most stylish women in Bollywood. One of India’s most celebrated creatives, fashion icon and design maverick Rohit Bal, will be presenting his latest prêt collections at the event, while further exhibitors include design duo Rohit + Rahul, whose outfits have graced red carpets the world over, a favourite with Bollywood’s gliteratti, including Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Freida Pinto, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and many more.

Among the jewellers exhibiting is Shri Hari Diagems by Vinay Gupta, who created the exquisite jewellery worn by Deepika Padukone in costume drama, Bajirao Mastani, while also designing wedding jewellery for Mira Rajput and commissioned pieces for actresses such as Kriti Sanon and Nimrat Kaur. Further jewellery exhibitors include model turned designer, Queenie Singh, who has accessorised personalities such as Hilary Clinton, the Queen of Morocco and Kangana Ranaut; and Roshni Chopra, actress, television presenter winner of NDTV Imagines reality show and

Athiya Shetty in Gauri & Nainika
Athiya Shetty in Gauri & Nainika

now designer.

BollyGoods is the brainchild of Delhi-based entrepreneur, Promila Jain Bahri, a design enthusiast who has enjoyed a successful career in the world of aesthetics. A key influencer in India’s fashion and retail sector for the past two decades, she launched India’s first domestic-born childrenswear label, Li’l Tomatoes, with over 100 stores across the country. Cultivating her further passion for the arts, she founded Gallery of Galleries and Ananda the Bliss, among other noted achievements. Combining her prowess in both spheres, she has gone on to pioneer the BollyGoods brand. Bringing the concept to the UK is London-based luxury consultant, influencer and stylist, Shivani Ahluwalia.

BollyGoods Edition 2’s official charity partner is The British Asian Trust, founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales. Focusing on South Asia, a region where 500 million people survive on less than $2 a day, the Trust understand that the root causes of poverty go beyond a shortage of money, food and shelter. Complex issues with education, healthcare and employment opportunities keep many people on the margins. In response to this need, their programmes work to improve the quality of education, facilitate skills and training to support livelihoods, highlight the urgent need to combat child trafficking and to break the silence about mental health issues. To date, they have had a positive impact on the lives of more than 3 million people through a pioneering approach of collective giving to create impactful and sustainable change.

Tickets for the event are priced at £30 and are available to buy from www.ChilliTickets.com. 

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