If your wedding shopping is still incomplete, it’s time you made your way to Shantanu & Nikhil’s largest flagship store, in Mumbai’s Bandra area. The experiential store opened its doors yesterday with a grand party that saw the designers’ muse Farhan Akhtar curate the music for the night. “Farhan Akhtar brings such positive energy through his personality and his music is phenomenal,” say Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, the brothers behind the eponymous label.
Spread over three levels, each floor is dedicated to a different genre: while the ground floor houses the anti-trend range, the basement and the first floor display the menswear and womenswear couture collection. “The decor of the store is minimalistic. However, we have combined engraved laser elements, copper racks, beautiful arches and double-height ceiling to create a grand experience,” say the Delhi-based designers. “We have carried forward our Nehruvian philosophy of design and used engraved pedestals with typewriters and lamps to create a patriotic environment for the anti-trend couture space,” they add. Meanwhile, the furniture adds a pop of colour and gives the store an edgy yet luxe look.
For brides and grooms, the new store promises to be a haven. The top floor features an intimate yet luxuriant space for bridal appointments, according to the designers. Apart from catering to bridal requirements, the store also keeps in mind the demands of a luxury millennial consumer. “Couture is no longer limited to outfits for them; it is about storytelling and the experience that they receive while purchasing and wearing couture ensembles,” they say. Scroll through the gallery to check out the interiors of the store.
Address: Shantanu & Nikhil, ground floor, Maqba Heights, Pali Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
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