The Royal Festival Hall is set to play host to ‘Alchemy’, an eleven-day festival celebration Indian culture – art, film, dance and fashion. Beginning on Friday 15th April Alchemy will showcase India’s sartorial side on Monday 18th April.
Invited by The British Council, Prashant Verma, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Morphe by Amit Aggarwal and Sanjay Gargwill’s designs will sweep through the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom.
Prashant Verma, having graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, proceeded to set up his eponymous label 5 years ago. Verma’s designs were sported by Isabella Blow and are stocked in various stores worldwide.
Sanjay Garg’s label Raw Mango is all about colour. Growing up in the vibrant Rajasthan, working out of Delhi and spending time with honed craftsmen, Garg’s designs use traditional techniques in a new way. Garg’s collections reflect on contemporary India and the country’s hand-woven textile heritage.
Needless to say, the Idol team are very much looking forward to ALCHEMY!
By Lucy Morris