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Kala Vriksh in February 2019

Kala Vriksh , the tree of Art, Handicrafts & Antiques

Through my exhibitions, I aim to give a platform for everyone to use to showcase their art and skills. Kala Vriksh, the tree of art, handicrafts and antiques, is our second art exhibition in India (first one being Brandish in Mumbai, Oct 2018).

My aim is to support the artists whether new, emerging or professional to be able to showcase their work not only in India but across the borders as well. Ultimately, they should be able to convert their art and skill into a source of progressive living and lifestyle.

If you are an artist, have a handicraft skill or have something unique to showcase then do join us and participate in Kala Vriksh.

Kala Vriksh showcases;
– the Professional and New Emerging Artists of India

– Tribal Handicraft from various states across India
– Indian Artists outside India

Join us at the Tea Lounge at The Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi from 10am to 6pm
on 9th February 2019, Saturday

Entry is FREE | Guests can enjoy 15% discount courtesy from the hotel at the Tea Lounge only

Guests are requested to register in advance to receive updates on the event and the artists that will be joining us – click here

To participate, book space, sponsorship, media partnership, media invites write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

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Brandish : Lifestyle Art Wellness

Brandish , showcasing your local and hidden brands with a twist !

Our purpose to support small and medium businesses is accelerated with our exhibition of LIFESTYLE, ART & WELLNESS

Book your space today !

Visitors will be welcomed with a chance to win surprise gifts from our sponsors every hour !

27th October 2018, Saturday
10 am to 8 pm

#fashion #shopping #diwalishopping #localbrands #smes
#designers #jewelry #accessories #purses #shoes #art #wellness#healthyliving #diwali #kandivali #malad #borivali
#yoga #yogacenter #fitnesscenter #resorts #win #prizes #hotelstay #holiday#holidayshopping

Call 750 640 3538 for information !

 

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What it takes to start and run a successful business in UAE

Are you planning to start your own business?
Are you running your own business?Centurion Consulting LLC invites you to Join our interactive session to gain valuable tips that will prepare you to launch your own business and to grow it profitably in the UAE !Date – April 16, 2018 | Time – 10 am – 12 noon
Centurion Consulting LLC., Office 403,
West Wing, Latifa Towers, 
Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Crowne Plaza Hotel

About the Speaker:
Renuka Gunjahalli is a perennial entrepreneur. A Chartered Accountant and a Cost accountant. Renuka has experience of over two decades working with start-ups and entrepreneurs in mentoring them to establish their business and make it profitable.

The session will be followed by a Q & A session where members can interact and directly get their queries resolved.

To know more about Centurion, please visit www.centurionconsulting.ae

FREE ENTRY
Contact Shikha : 052 3401358 / 04 3444302
RSVP : shikha@centurion-consulting.com

A series of business talks for startups and owners

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 to feature dazzling Heritage Evenings to celebrate the city’s iconic monuments in partnership with Rajasthan Tourism

  • In association with Rajasthan Tourism, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will feature two Heritage Evenings at iconic heritage locations in the city – Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal
  • Details of the Heritage Evenings
    • Under the Stars @ Hawa Mahal – The Troth-Usne Kaha Tha, a multimedia dance theatre performance, presented by Akademi. Friday, 26th January, 7:30 pm
    • A Majestic Evening @ Amber Fort – Sarangi maestro Ustad Kamal Sabri followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi – A Tribute to Jagjit Singh by Shekhar Ravjiani. Sunday, 28th January, 7:30 pm

Music, theatre and cultural performances will captivate audiences at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 during two glorious Heritage Evenings. In association with Rajasthan Tourism, the Festival will host these grand events at Jaipur’s iconic Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. Being held on the evenings of January 26th and 28th, these events will showcase spellbinding performances against the exquisite backdrop of monuments that celebrate the city’s rich cultural heritage.

 Under the Stars at Hawa Mahal features The Troth-Usne Kaha Tha, a multimedia dance and theatre production presented by Akademi, the UK’s leading producer of Indian dance, marking the centenary of World War I. It tells a story of love, loss and sacrifice against the horror and conflict of World War I. Inspired by film noir and the era of black and white films, The Troth will recount the story with use of film and subtitles and unfold the poignant narrative through interplay between image, music and dance. Award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke (winner of a UK Theatre Award 2016 for Achievement in Dance) leads the creative team. Through an intense experience, akin to silent films, audiences travel from the repose of rural Punjab in late 1800s to the strife-torn bloodied Belgian trenches. Part of the Reimagine India programme (Arts Council England/British Council) and the UK-India Year of Culture, The Troth features some of the UK’s most exciting and versatile young dancers.

On January 28th, audiences can look forward to A Majestic Evening at Amber Fort, which will begin with a sarangi recital by Ustad Kamal Sabri. Ustad Sabri Khan is the son of sarangi legend Ustad Sabri Khan and is carrying forward the rich legacy of the Sania gharana of Moradabad with single-minded dedication. Kamal, who is from the seventh generation of a distinguished family of traditional musicians, has demonstrated profound versatility in playing the sarangi.

This will be followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi… a tribute to the late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh by singer, songwriter and composer Shekhar Ravjiani. The show first premiered at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore to a standing ovation and brought back to life some of Singh’s legendary ghazals including, ‘Hothon se Choo Lo Tum’, ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Tumko Dekha’, ‘Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar’, ‘Tum Itna Jo’ and ‘Yeh Daulat Bhi Le Lo’. It has since gone to Jakarta, Indonesia and after running its U.S. tour in August 2017, it will now enthrall audiences at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, Producer of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival said, “The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s Heritage Evenings celebrate the built heritage of the state of Rajasthan and highlight its rich cultural and architectural legacy through performing arts showcases. With support from Rajasthan Tourism, we will present some of the best music and theatre performances against the backdrop of over 1000 years of Indian architecture and heritage. These events are exclusively curated to bring our audience closer to Rajasthan’s spellbinding spirit and landscape.”

Entry to the Heritage Evenings are by invitation only. Guests can collect invitations from the Information Desk at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival on the days the events are held.

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From Warrior Fort to Luxury Resort , Alila Fort Bishangarh

THE MAKING OF ALILA FORT BISHANGARH

FROM WARRIOR FORT TO LUXURY RESORT: REBUILDING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

 

Alila Fort

Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of this luxury resort, a bridge between the past and the future. The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisan-ship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys.

Perched on top of a granite hillock in the midst of a vast expanse of the Aravalli Range, surrounded by hills dotted with havelis, villages and temples, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the result of the adaptive reuse of a 230-year-old warrior fort into one of India’s most unique heritage properties.

Adaptive reuse offers a sustainable option for the reclamation of heritage sites, an inspiring way to preserve and revive an existing building by merging its traditional ideals with modern culture, usage, design techniques and ideas.

Built during Rajasthan’s royal era as an outpost guarding the kingdom of Jaipur (Amber) against invaders from the North, the fort at Bishangarh had long outlived its original purpose. Almost a decade ago, as the fort stood abandoned in a dilapidated condition, inhabited by thousands of bats and monkeys, the owners – a Rajput leader by birth and election and two successful entrepreneurs – together with Alila took a visionary decision to breathe new life into its reincarnation as a boutique resort, while maintaining its stark sanctity.

What followed was an extraordinary journey of transformation to keep this piece of tangible heritage alive, taking complete care to retain the original structure in its full integrity while reinventing it for the 21st century.

Immense challenges had to be overcome – including stabilising and strengthening the ruins, constructing a road up to the fort, finding circulation through 3m thick walls, and deciphering the unconventional puzzle of the organic structure, which featured not a single 90-degree wall.

Upper and outer wings were adapted to the original fortification to carve out 59 suites following the curved and sloping walls of the existing turrets. Rooms and restaurants have been made to fit around the original walls – 2 to 3 m-wide in many places. With no typical floor plan, there were 23 different room configurations in all, the precise details of which took some 1,800 hours to draw up. To add to that, 23 unique venues  have been created for meetings and celebratory events.

 

Stay tuned more on our visit to Alila Fort and the lovely experience there.

 

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Project Doopti : Purpose is to Sustain

Uplifting people just by mere words is not enough, until they are backed by actions. Meet my dear friend, Cynthia Fernandes, an inspiration and motivational Social Entrepreneur.

Cynthia Fernandes | Social Entrepreneur & Cottage Industry Owner | Project Doopti

Cynthia has always been a quiet Samaritan to take up causes and initiatives which would look challenging for any one but not for this woman. Cynthia has lived in the Middle East for most of her life, where I had the privilege of meeting her through her social work of helping people get jobs through her job posts, women networking events and many more. When she moved back home to India, she saw the challenges faced by the low income and under privileged women in her neighboring village, a few kilometers from where she lives.
Where most people who look at such a need of upliftment for the under privileged , Cynthia backed her words of motivation with actions ! That is when Project Doopti took birth !

Women working on their orders

Doopti is a small cottage enterprise in Belgaum, where in they employ below poverty women and encourage them to make cotton quilts and at the same time earn a decent living for themselves. These quilts are personalised quilts as per the clients wish or requirements.
Cynthia started this cottage industry in 2015 with one lady, one sewing machine. And today She has 5+ ladies and 7 sewing machines. They manufacture handmade quilts, petbeds, table accessories, goody bags, curtains, bedspreads and pillows.
They have received quite a phenomenal response from friends who are using this opportunity to gift their loved ones as these unique quilts are not easily available in the open market. As we are in the winter season, this is the right time to act upon. As they are dependent on word of mouth and personal references, you can be part of this initiative and help her to spread the word. Your inquiries will be appreciated.
You can contact Mrs. Cynthia Fernandes, Social Entrepreneur and owner of the cottage industry who has been a helping Samaritan towards so many families for their basic survival through her cottage handicraft business
The products ordered are delivered for free within India as well as UAE.
Please follow their page on Facebook – DOOPTI 
Cynthia Fernandes 00919008378123
Media Inquiries – write to – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 programme goes live

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is scheduled to take place from 25 –29 January, 2018 at the Diggi Palace Hotel, Jaipur Rajasthan.

The much-awaited ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 programme is finally out and can be found on the Festival’s website. The 11th edition of the Festival features 200 sessions spanning a multitude of topics, trends, ideas and genres ranging from fiction, poetry, nonfiction, gender, environment, science, history, liberal arts, journalism, economics, travel and cinema. The programme is a coming together of diverse literary, artistic, and discursive forms and a celebration of perspectives in Indian and global literature.

This year’s marquee sessions include British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, winner of an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Shakespeare in Love, discussing his life and work in a fascinating free-flowing session called The Real Thing; a discussion aptly titled The Great Survivor where Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, and William Dalrymple discuss his life, legacy and leadership through the country’s recent turbulent times, his views on India’s role in Afghanistan past and present and his predictions for the future of his country. In The Bridget Jones’ Diaries, novelist Helen Fielding speaks with publisher Meru Gokhale of the comic and the tragic, film and fiction and Bridget Jones’ bumpy ride to motherhood. In Conspiracy of Bones, which combines crime with popular science, Kathy Reichs, an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist, academic and producer of the TV series Bones (loosely based on Reichs’ works), speaks of her writing, popular science and communication, crime and punishment, gender and equity. Writer Akhil Sharma in a session called A Life of Adventure and Delightwill be in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury on his writing and the astonishing intensity and emotional precision he brings to his craft. In The Joy Luck Club, celebrated novelist Amy Tan will speak to Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi about her extraordinary life and her emergence as a writer of stature against many odds. In The Art of Stillness, British-born Indian origin essayist Pico Iyer, who leads a nomadic life between a Benedictine hermitage in California, Nara in Japan and international airports around the world, speaks with writer and historian Patrick French about his life and work, movement and stillness, changelessness and change.

Attendees can look forward to spirited sessions in poetry such as Jan Nisar and Kaifi with Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi in conversation with Rakhshanda Jalil; Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods with Tishani Doshi introduced by Jeet Thayil; Nude: The Poet Within in which Vishal Bhardwaj is in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar; and a Rajasthani bhasha session Rajasthali: Dharti Ri Koonkh with Bulaki Sharma, Abhimanyu Singh Arha and Reena Menaria in conversation with Arvind Singh Aashiya.

The programme also celebrates the diversity of languages, their enigmatic roots and multifaceted trajectories. In Lok Bhasha: The Oxford Dictionaries Hindi Word of the Year, the announcement of the first ever Oxford Dictionaries ‘Hindi Word of the Year’ will be made at the 2018 edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival followed by a panel discussion with Ashok Vajpeyi, Pankaj Dubey, Saurabh Dwivedi, Vinod Dua and Yatindra Misra in conversation with Anu Singh Choudhary on new trends in Hindi usage and writing. In Hindi Medium: Language and Elitism, Annie Montaut, Avinash Das, Satya Vyas and Satyanand Nirupam will examine the value of Hindi, its position as a common language in a multilingual nation, a language steeped in deep literary traditions as well as one that is familiar within both popular culture and the marketplace. In a linguistic leap of faith, the session Shalom: Indian Jewish Fiction, writers Esther David and Sethu speak of ethnicity, community, belonging and the legacy of shared stories.

Intrepid reportage and commitment to bare facts makes journalistic writing a force unto itself. Exploring the many challenges and triumphs from the world of media writing, the programme features sessions like Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth where Portuguese-American journalist Michael Rezendes, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative work as a member of The Boston Globe’s legendary Spotlight Team, speaks of the power of traditional and local reporting, the values, veracity and commitment required for investigative journalism as well as the changing definitions of news in the current media landscape. In Undercover in North Korea: Facts and Fictions, writer Suki Kim is in conversation with Michael Breen about her rare encounter with one of the world’s most secretive countries, North Korea, and of the privileged young men she calls ‘soldiers and slaves’. Manhunt: Pakistan and the Search for Bin Laden brings together three of the world’s greatest experts on Bin Laden. Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt, met and interviewed the man and later was the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it. In conversation with him are Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clerk, authors of The Exile, a landmark work of investigation and reportage on the Islamic world.

Environment and climate change take new shape in River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future, former India correspondent for the Financial Times, Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth and from ancient times to the present day when it is choked with sewage and toxic waste. In Conflicts of Interest: Betrayals of the Earth, a session that addresses the cause and consequence of climate catastrophe, Sunita Narain, Jairam Ramesh and Jeffrey Gettleman are in conversation with Amita Baviskar. Finally, in Waters of Contention: Asian Faultlines, a session that navigates the troubled waters of political geography between India, Pakistan and China, Brahma Chellaney, Michael Buckley, Humphrey Hawksley and Manoj Joshi are in conversation with writer and journalist John Elliott.

The cinema line-up is particularly exciting with Adaptations in which Tom Stoppard, Michael Ondaatje, Vishal Bhardwaj, Nicholas Shakespeare, Mira Nair, Nandita Das and Amy Tan come together in conversation with Chiki Sarkar. In The Perils of Celebrity, Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore speak with Sanjoy K. Roy and in Mira Nair: The Personal and the Political, the indomitable filmmaker is in conversation with Vir Sanghvi. Travel writing gets fleshed out in The Travel Session with the best in the business: Redmond O’Hanlon, Hugh Thomson, Pico Iyer, Raja Shehadeh and Robert Dessaix in conversation with William Dalrymple.

Bringing gender issues to the forefront and bursting feminine stereotypes have always been important programming diktats and more so this year with ‘feminism’ making it as Merriam-Webster’s ‘Word of the Year’ for 2017. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong takes on misogynistic stereotypes and challenges preconceptions about gender and sexual differences. Taking off from Angela Saini’s acclaimed book: Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, writer, columnist and feminist Namita Bhandare will be in a charged and powerful conversation with the author and theoretical physicist Lisa Randall to weave a refreshing alternative narrative about women’s bodies and minds. Another equally illuminating session, Indian Women Mystics: From the Rishikas to the Bhakti Poets delves deep into history and looks at the Rigveda in which 27 women poets had their work represented, works which are contemplative, grand and yet resonating with the pathos of the human condition. Translator Philip A. Lutgendorf will be in conversation with Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati, author of Rishikas of the Rigveda, and Arundhathi Subramaniam, poet, author and editor of the anthology, Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry.

In its 11th edition, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival lives up to its promise of being the grand dame of diversity, magnitude and sheer range in programming – there is something here for everyone, much to explore and to suit every literary palate!

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival sets literary conversations, debates and dialogue against the backdrop of built and cultural heritage including curated art installations, world music performances at the Music Stage and cultural evenings at heritage venues like the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal.

While entry to the Festival is free and open to all, attendees can choose to purchase Festival Delegate Packages, which offer a special experience of the Festival and will take them on a compelling cultural journey. In addition to enjoying the programme, delegates get access to the Delegate Lounge, dedicated sessions, free entry to the Music Stage, invites to the special cultural evenings, official Festival merchandise, lunches and dinners with authors and fellow delegates, a cocktail evening and much more.

Marquee Sessions – Academy Award-winning British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard in The Real Thing, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in The Great Survivor, novelist Helen Fielding discussing her most popular work in The Bridget Jones’ Diaries, American crime writer, forensic anthropologist, academic and producer of the TV series BonesKathy Reichs in Conspiracy of BonesAkhil Sharma in a session called A Life of Adventure and Delight, celebrated novelist Amy Tan in The Joy Luck Club and award-winning essayist Pico Iyer in The Art of Stillness.

PROGRAMME DETAILS:

Nearly 200 sessions spanning a diverse range of topics, trends, ideas and genres. Themes include fiction, poetry, nonfiction, gender, environment, science, history, liberal arts, journalism, economics, travel and cinema. The programme can be accessed on the website https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/programme.

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GameChangers Season 2 | Breaking Barriers

Red Orange Events Management presents GameChangers Season 2 , an open mic night bringing inspiring stories to be heard by HEroes and SHEroes from our community !

Bringing together an ENTREPRENEUR + a PHILANTHROPIST + an ARTIST

We welcome profiles of those who would like to share their journey. Individuals making an effort to bring about change around the world need support and for that they need to be heard. An artist needs a platform to share his talent and art !

So whether you are looking to motivate the audience with your journey, looking for support for your cause or need a platform to show your talent, you are welcome to join us !

The event is FREE to attend and participate. As we have limited seating , Registration is compulsory.

GAMECHANGERS SEASON 2
DEC 23, 2017 | 8PM TO 10PM | SATURDAY
DOOR OPENS : 7.30 PM
MAD DANCE STUDIO
CENTERPOINT, BUR DUBAI

Entry for Adults and Youngsters from the age of 13 years and above will be permitted.

SEND YOUR PROFILE TO REDORANGEVENTS@GMAIL.COM IF YOU WANT TO BE A SPEAKER OR PERFORMER OR DISPLAY YOUR ART.

SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – AED 150/- ONLY
TWO SPACES AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE (from 10am to 10pm) FOR DISPLAY / POP UP / EXHIBIT (AED 250/-)

Ask for details on + 971 55 77 11 606 or email barkha@redorangevents.com

 
BREAKING BARRIERS
THEY DO WHAT THEY LOVE !
Check our video from our first season here

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Registrations for Volunteers and Workshops now open !

The countdown has begun to The Jaipur Art Summit !

This year , the Jaipur Art Summit will provide you an unique opportunity to participate in various different styled art workshops. From charcoal painting to fabric art, cartooning, voice modulation, bharatnatyam, zetangle art, terracotta, recycling art and waste fibre paintings.

Explore what you never experienced !! Explore Jaipur Art Summit!!#BeThere 14th to 18th December 2017, Ravindra Manch, Jaipur

Registrations for Volunteers is now open for the Summit – http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/volunteer

Workshops at Jaipur Art Summit

Workshop schedule for Jaipur Art Summit 2017.

Now you can register online for Workshops to avoid onspot registration hassle.

Visit the given link to register:- http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/workshops-reg.html

For Media Inquiries, contact – 91 750 640 3538 or write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

 

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JEWELLERY MEETS FASHION: GAFLA X LILLI JAHILO

Dubai-based Jewelers hosted their First International Collaboration With The Award Winning Fashion Designer At Fashion Forward Dubai 2017

Gafla and Lilli Jahilo have held a unique exhibition showcasing exquisite fine jewels alongside dresses from the latest ‘The Art Collection II’ line at Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD).

EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION

FFWD is returning for its tenth season and October’s event saw Gafla open the doors of its new showroom in the Dubai Design District, d3, for the jewellery and fashion collaboration.

Gafla is a fine jewellery brand based in Dubai specialising in contemporary designs inspired by the rich history of the Gulf. Launched in 2015, Gafla’s founders Hamad bin Shaiban, Abdulla BelJafla and Bushra bint Darwish came together with a shared passion for their Emirati heritage and the role this can play in cutting edge modern jewellery design.

Today Gafla presents the collections from its showroom in the heart of the Dubai Design District, d3, with pieces also available at Robinsons Festival City. Every design is handmade using only the finest diamonds and gemstones, creating unique and stunning jewels for the international collector.

Gafla Co-founder Bushra bint Darwish says of the event:

“We are extremely excited to be working alongside the wonderfully talented Lilli Jahilo for the four day event and being part of Fashion Forward for the first time ever.

FFWD is more developed and we therefore hope that our participation in the event will highlight our jewellery and Lilli’s dresses to this larger audience.”

The exhibition ran from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October where visitors can experience and try on a dazzling array of jewels and elegant dresses.

Lilli Jahilo is an award-winning nouveau niche designer. Trained at the famous Chanel Atelier Lesage in Paris, her signature style is uniquely feminine, blending Scandinavian minimalism with expressive colors and the technique of haute couture. Maison Lilli Jahilo was founded in 2010 and it caters to clients around the world with main markets in Scandinavia, the Benelux countries, UK and the UAE.

Lilli Jahilo focuses on dresses that are designed to empower the modern woman, with all garments produced responsibly. The brand maintains the highest levels of craftsmanship at all levels — including design, fabric selection and the best tailors employed in-house.

Lilli Jahilo has won a number of awards over her career, including the Designer of the Year Award ‘The Golden Needle’ 2016 and People’s Choice Award at the Estonian Fashion Designer of the Year Awards 2015.

The collaboration is the latest event in d3’s exciting calendar that is seeing a growing blend of jewellery, design and fashion initiatives. As one of the leading jewellery houses in the region, Gafla is playing a prominent role in this movement with a number of key exhibitions showcasing their latest collections.

About Fashion Forward Dubai

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the largest fashion event and most definitive platform in the Middle East endorsed by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and presented by Dubai Design District.

Hosted bi-annually, FFWD presents the region’s established and emerging talent in couture, read-to-wear, jewellery and accessories through fashion shows, presentations and exhibitions.

Its mission is to act as a catalyst in developing the fashion industry in the Middle East, by helping transform our regional talent into global brands and to contribute towards the positioning of Dubai as a leading international fashion hub.