A dress inspired by the waves of Arabian Sea, a timeless monument or the streets of a bustling city. FOX Traveller is all set to debut in the world of fashion and style with Style & the City. A travel show that will display fusion, handpicked from the streets of India by top Indian designers – Rocky S, Rina Dhaka & Ashish Soni. The designers along with the vivacious Shibani Dandekar, will travel to cities like Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Banaras, Agra and Mathura to find inspiration for their designs and incorporate local material from each city – woven cloth, local handicrafts, traditional embroidery and embellishments, locally famous designs which will reflect in their unique creations, to be worn by the celebrities. Style & The City will premiere on 15th May 2013 @ 10 p.m. and will air every Wednesday & Thursday.
This exciting 19 part series will feature celebrities and socialites who will brief the designers about their dream ensemble. This request will pose a challenge in terms of themes, designs, or sheer deadline. The designer and the anchor will then decide on the destination and set off on a style journey. By the end of each episode, the designers will not only have explored the local handicrafts and fashion, but would have also created a unique ensemble that represents the city they have been to! Well known faces like Dia Mirza, Priya Sachdeva, Sophie, Sarah Jane, Pinky Reddy, and Jackyy Bhagnani will be seen as a part of the show.
Commenting on the launch of Style & The City, Debarpita Banerjee, Vice President- Marketing, FOX International Channels said, “FOX Traveller does not leave any reason for travel untouched. With Style & The City we are discovering travel through FASHION. The show is an amalgamation of the different style statements that come together to define a fashion statement called India! From Nawabi Hyderabad to modern Mumbai- there are many thrilling moments on the show that are sure to delight travel and fashion enthusiasts alike.”
Designer Rocky S, “This stylish journey with FOX Traveller has been an enriching experience about India’s rich and diverse heritage & distinctive style. Throughout the series we have travelled to various places across India for inspiration to create ensembles with locally sourced material at each venue.”
Rina Dhaka agrees, “Travelling to all the cities inspired me to create some of the most memorable outfits in my collection. We found inspiration everywhere- regionally spun cloth, local handicrafts, traditional embroidery, embellishments, locally famous designs and jewellery and even native accessories”
Ashish Soni summarizes it all, “This experience has shown me so much more of India than I had imagined- the old forts, the colorful history, the by lanes, the crowded markets, open fields and the cosmopolitan. These have inspired not only my designs but also the show on the whole.”
To catch the best of the Indian fashion world, tune into Style & The City, starting 15th May 2013 @ 10 p.m. every Wednesday & Thursday only on FOX Traveller!
Annexure: Episodic Synopsis
Pushkar: Fashion designer Rina Dhaka is faced with a unique challenge of creating a boho-chic outfit for model and socialite Priya Sachdev! The quest for inspiration takes Rina and anchor Shibani Dandekar to one of the oldest cities of India – Pushkar. Watch how the Kalbeliya dancers in the sand dunes, the flea markets at Badi Basti and the local handicrafts – all contribute towards creating a gorgeous new outfit.
Lucknow: How do you combine couture with traditional Chikankari? An adventurous episode where eclectic fashion designer Rina Dhaka and anchor Shibani Dandekar visit the culture-filled lanes of Lucknow to create a unique summer dress for Ira Trivedi. From sourcing Chikan work at Sewa to shopping at Chowk Chauraha, from horse cart rides to Kulfi stops – watch the style and the flavours of Lucknow come alive.
Jaipur: The gorgeous Bollywood actress Dia Mirza wants an outfit that will give the traditional Saree a new twist! An outfit that will have a body form silhouette and pop colours is her brief. And who better to take on this challenge than Rocky S? Being from Rajasthan, Rocky wants to go explore Jaipur, for inspiration for this outfit!
Delhi: Rina Dhaka redefines power dressing! Along with anchor Shibani, Rina decides to explore Delhi for inspiration - the city of Power and Fashion. Find out how Rina translates the history of the capital to make a traditional but funky outfit for our celebrity client Pinky Reddy.