New store alert: The Kila

With the Qutub Minar looming in the background, a heritage property becomes a modern mecca for Indian fashion. Helmed by Samegh Batra of the House of Sunrydge, seven shopping spaces — Indian by Manish Arora, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rabani & Rakha, Namrata Joshipura, am:pm by Ankur and Priyanka Modi, Amit Aggarwal (his first standalone store) and Marigold Watches — can now be found under one roof: The Kila at Seven Style Mile. Futuristic couture, shiny cocktail dresses, fluoro bridal lehengas, minimalistic prints, luxe watches — this is your excuse to spend lots of time looking for a little bit of everything.

Here’s what the designers setting shop in The Kila have to say-

Manish Arora

“A heritage property overlooking the Qutub Minar is hard to resist; and next to impossible to find these days. Our store is vibrant and fun, aimed at making anyone who enters happy.”

Namrata Joshipura

“We are excited to have a space that juxtaposes heritage with modernity — this is a rarity in a retail world that is increasingly becoming about malls.”

Priyanka Modi

“We want to make it one of those exquisite experiential places, a sort of retreat in a quiet corner of the city where time seems to move a little slower.”

Amit Aggarwal

“The interiors of our store were designed with references from spaceships; detailed with floating bodies and suspended hanger racks, to give a feeling of anti-gravity, freedom and weightlessness.”

Pankaj Ahuja

“Gone are the days when one made a trek to buy a single brand. Plus, how wonderful is it to be in breathing distance of this immense, awe-inspiring structure?”

Gautam Rakha

“The whole idea of being here was to put the right people together in this beautiful space, who offered the best choices possible.”

The Kila at Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, New Delhi opens tomorrow

Photograph: Mehtab Mann

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