From fashion to food: 10 new designer launches you need to know of


From fashion to food: 10 new designer launches you need to know of

From Gucci's restaurant in Florence to Masaba Gupta's Hyderabad store

By Shweta Gandhi  January 16th, 2018

Keeping up with the world of fashion is not a simple task, and it’s easy to get inundated by all the new offerings being thrown your way. Our extensive list of new designer launches will help you separate the wheat from the chaff — whether it’s a store launch or the announcement of a new collection, this is your one-stop guide to all things fresh, fun and exciting.

Always bubbling with new ideas, Gucci’s just opened a restaurant, Osteria, in Florence, headed by Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. Closer home, handcrafted leather accessories and easy-breezy clothing come to Mumbai via Cord’s flagship in the city’s historic Kala Ghoda neighbourhood. Fine jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas is reaching out to the millenial shopper, with the launch of her costume jewellery collection, Flower Child, which is already winning fans among celebrities and designers alike.  

10 exciting new designer launches:

Masaba Gupta, Hyderabad

What's more, the store is home to an all-day café, The Good Cow, that takes after Masaba's eclectic style. We recommend trying out their take on masala chai, called The Masaba Chai.

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Masaba Gupta, Hyderabad

The designer has launched her largest store in the country in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills. An all-white décor and Indian artwork welcomes you in the 4,000 sq. ft. store.

Picture courtesy: @houseofmasaba/Instagram

Clove, Mumbai

Launched by Samyukta Nair, the Head – Design and Operations at The Leela Palaces, Clove is the latest addition to Mumbai's growing list of quaint fashion and lifestyle stores to explore, offering Indian artefacts across fashion, design and craft.

Picture courtesy: @clovethestore/Instagram

Clove, Mumbai

Visit the store at: 2, Churchill Chambers, Allana Road, Colaba, Mumbai-01

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Zoya, Mumbai

Visit the store at Palladium Mall in Mumbai.

Picture courtesy: @zoyajewels/Instagram

Zoya, Mumbai

Zoya, the diamond boutique from the House of Tata renowned for its handcrafted luxurious jewellery designs, launched its second store in the city. 

Picture courtesy: @zoyajewels/Instagram

Cord, Mumbai

The clothing and accessories brand has taken up a spot right in the heart of Mumbai. Sprawled over two floors, the new store houses functional clothing and leather accessories that are all handcrafted.

Picture courtesy: @cord.in/Instagram

Cord, Mumbai

Drop by the store: 21, Commerce House Road, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.

Picture courtesy: @cord.in/Instagram

Gucci Osteria, Florence

Gucci recently opened doors to its Gucci Garden — a gallery of clothing, accessories, video installations, artworks, documents and artefacts displayed over two floors. It also features a restaurant, the Gucci Osteria, headed by Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura.


Gucci Osteria, Florence

Gucci Osteria offers a menu that takes influences from Chef Bottura's travels which are applied to Italian cuisine. Visit the restaurant at the Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence.

Payal Singhal x Carma, Delhi

The Mumbai-based designer has launched her first-ever store in the capital, in collaboration with the multi-designer platform Carma.

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Payal Singhal x Carma, Delhi

The eponymous label is the latest addition to Mehrauli's growing list of designer boutiques. Visit the store at: H 5/7 Kalkadas Marg, Behind Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 

Picture courtesy: @payalsinghal/Instagram

Varun Bahl, Delhi

Varun Bahl has launched an Art Nouveau-themed flagship store in Mehrauli's One Style Mile. “The location with its colonial architecture, high ceilings, rusticated walls and arched colonnades is a trademark in itself," Varun said in an interview with ELLE

Varun Bahl, Delhi

"The design ideology is to celebrate both the history and ethos of the brand in all its grandeur," he explained. Visit the store: Ambavatta Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi.

Da Milano, Mumbai and Bengaluru

Da Milano Italia has launched its store at the Mumbai airport's Terminal 2, and will soon be opening its 4th store at Garuda Mall in Bengaluru.

Picture courtesy: @damilanoitalia/Instagram

Da Milano, Mumbai and Bengaluru

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Cover Story, Mumbai and Gurugram

The 2000 sq. ft. store will be the brand's first flagship store at Gurugram.

Cover Story, Mumbai and Gurugram
Cover Story recently opened at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai, and is all set to launch another store on February 7 at Ambience Mall in Gurugram.
Shaheen Abbas' new collection, Mumbai

The fine jewellery designer is launching her accessory label, Flower Child, with her maiden collection, Oro Crudo, at Cottons and Satins in Worli.

Shaheen Abbas' new collection, Mumbai

Oro Crudo is a line of accessories created with crushed metal and raw unrefined textures. Shop here.