I consider Mumbai’s plush Kala Ghoda vicinity the Mecca of designers; from Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Shantanu & Nikhil to Nidhi Tholia to Ritu Kumar, everyone wants a piece of the evergreen pie. Now, Kunal Rawal has opened his second store at the legendary location of Rhythm House, Kalaghoda. After debuting in Mumbai with his Juhu store, the designer pioneering in menswear has targeted a South Mumbai address and here it is.
Designed by the renowned Rooshad Shroff, the store is everything one can expect at a Kunal Rawal abode. The menswear maestro is known for his versatility and aesthetic taste, but even more so for his ability to inculcate vintage designs into contemporary concepts. The aesthetic of the Kunal Rawal label is rather clear: Minimal, Classic, Unhurried and yet Forward Thinking.
On Friday, 25th January Kunal Rawal launched his store and invited the crème da la crème of Bollywood to join him in as models showcased an Edit of Kunal Rawal’s new Summer Resort 2019 Collection. The evening was in association with Johnnie Walker The Journey.
The paparazzi got a glimpse of all the sparkling faces that graced their presence; Anil & Sunita Kapoor, Milind Deora, Dia Mehta, Roshni & Rahul Jhaveri, Ashiesh Shah, Arundhati De, Anandita De, Meneka Thadani, Avinash Gowarikar, Mohit & Antara Marwaha, Pooja & Aarti Shetty, Maheep Kapoor, Tanya Ghavri.
Sonam Kapoor, Mira Kapoor and Lisa Mishra sported designs from the collection by Kunal Rawal. Also, sported were Harshvardhan Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Dino Morea in customized jackets by the designer.
“I strongly believe that men should have a whole variety of designs, colours and silhouettes to choose from at a store that is focused on menswear. I’m so excited to be coming to South Bombay, and what better location than Kala Ghoda, since it’s not only the fashion and arts district but also one of few areas in Bombay where one can walk around to soak in the rich cultural vibe. Opening my second store at a landmark that resonates with the contemporary aesthetic of the brand, is a dream come true!” says Kunal.
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