February 20th to 27th, 2016 :
Amethyst : presents an exhibition ‘Indian by Choice’, by Shalini James, an exotic potpourri of all things Indian, ethnic and contemporary and often an amalgamation of all silhouettes. A legacy of tradition, wealth of weave, heritage of crafts, balancing statement cuts with understated styling, a profusion of colour, on a palette replete with more than thirty, true Indian hues including rani, gulabi, gajari, kesari, jamun, neel, firozi, ambar, rama, bajra, badami, mehendi, haldi, kumkum, krishna and kohl. The prices range from Rs.6,200/- to Rs.23,500/-. Also, Zardozi an exclusive range of stunning jewellery by Amrapali that resonates the glory of Mughal Emperors, delicately hand created in fine gold and silver ‘embroidery’, studded with pearls and precious stones, especially crafted for festivals, weddings and special ceremonies. Prices range from rings and earrings starting from Rs.3,000/- to Rs.10,000/- and bracelets and necklaces in the price range of Rs.14,200/- to Rs.1,35,000/- from 11am to 7.30pm at The Amethyst Room, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034. Ph: 044 42085819.
February 13th to 20th, 2016 :
Amethyst : presents Anavila‘s Spring Summer 2016 collection entitled, “Balance“, showcasing comfortable, earthy hand woven textiles, inspired by nature. Rooted in Indian crafts, its expression is contemporary, spanning both everyday and special occasion wear for the Indian woman, with a minimalistic Zen look, using a monochromatic palette with hints of gold. Available in the price range Rs.5,500/- to Rs.38,000/-, from 11am to 7.30pm at Amethyst, entrance next to Corporation Bank, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014. Ph: 044-45991630/31/32.
February 25th to March 3rd, 2016 :
Amethyst : presents exhibition ‘Haath Heart’ featuring Sind by Ryoko Haraguchi and Sunita Shanker’s latest collection, “Water Colour Series” highlights the coming together of Japanese and Indian sensibilities in the world of textiles. The designers have been working together and have found a thread that connects their countries and their textiles. Japanese designer Ryoko Haraguchi‘s label “Sind”, showcasing tunics, one piece dresses, jackets, coats, trousers, shawls and sarees. Japanese techniques, such as persimmon tannin over-dye are featured in Ryoko’s collection, using fine Indian silks and Itajime dyeing processes. Sunita Shanker‘s SS16 compilation emphasises on garments to be worn over tunics, t-shirts or dresses, teamed with pin tuck trousers, and a bandhini scarf to complete the look, the colour palette is restricted to black, white and red with a few splashes of blue. The exhibition explores the coming together of Japanese and Indian textile design sensibilities, experimenting with Japanese dyeing techniques on Indian textiles and fabrics, creating a sense of deep harmony and in that, finding a thread that connects their countries and textiles. The shawls are priced at Rs.4,000/- onwards and garments at Rs.14,000/- onwards from 11.00am to 7.30pm daily at Amethyst, entrance next to Corporation Bank, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014. Ph: 04445991630/31/32.
March 4th to 20th, 2016 :
Episode : showcases exhibition entitled “Refreshing Urns” a range of mixed media, handcrafted utilitarian silver and silver plated jugs, glasses and urns in semi traditional silhouettes, for serving and sipping refreshing drinks in, for enhancing health benefits and gifting through the festive season, priced at Rs.7,800/- onwards from 11am to 8pm at Episode outlet at NMZ Complex, 2/2A Demellows Road, Choolai, Chennai – 600112. Ph: 044 42825057 /26691876; Online : Flipkart.com; Snapdeal.com; Amazon.com; Designemporia.in; For information on Episode, please visit : www.episodesilver.com