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Artist Sudarshan Shetty, “Art spaces should be allowed to function freely”

Contemporary artist Sudarshan Shetty on Thursday said he stood by each of his artworks showcased at the the on going Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa. The statement comes after two of his curated exhibits were barred from public viewing allegedly for oblique references to the ongoing CAA and NRC controversy across the country. On Wednesday, […]

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Variety500: Shahrukh, Amir Khan and more on the Media list of Variety Magazine

Every year the Variety magazine presents its annual collection of the world’s most impactful people working in media. This year bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are among the 10 Indians who are featured as Variety’s 500 Most Important People in Global Media List. Actor Aamir Khan is described by Variety as a […]

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Retail

Fashion Technology Platform Zilingo Acquires nCinga for $15.5 million

In a cash-and-stock deal Zilingo, a Singapore based fashion technology platform has acquired Sri Lanka-based software service company nCinga Innovations for a whopping $15.5 million. Zilingo generates 80% of its revenue from its business-to-business operation of matching brands with suppliers in Southeast Asia & South Asia, The USA, Europe and Australia. A statement said, The […]

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Fashion Retail

FableStreet raise 21 crore funding from Fireside Ventures

Premium women’s workwear brand FableStreet raised 21 crore in series A funding led by Fireside Ventures. The label prides itself in being technology-enabled and aims offline expansion. The label now plans to invest in AI machine learning and to build custome recommendation system. It is also looking forward to develop an omni-channel approach and to […]

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Retail

Cantabil focuses on tier II & III cities in expansion plans

Cantabil Retail the clothing and apparel brand is set to expand its store count up to 400 by 2020. The apparel brand will invest around INR 25 crore to expand its market into tier II and III cities. As of now Cantabil operates in 16 states across India via 290 Stores. Another 110 stores will […]

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Retail

Kiko Milano Announces Expansion Plans in India

Kiko Milano the Italian cosmetic brand is tapping into India’s potential market with a broader expansion plans. With existing  11 stores across the country the brand plans to add another 45 by 2020. The expansion will be done via store-in-store concept, exclusive brand outlets (EBO) and by partnering with various e-commerce channels. Recently, the cosmetic […]

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Fashion

Bombay Shaving Company raises $8 million funding from Lightbox Ventures

Since its inception BSC has grown a strong foothold in both online and offline markets. Custom shirt brand Bombay Shaving Company has raised $8 million (approximately Rs 56.6 cr) from Mumbai-based venture capital firm Lightbox Ventures. In a formal statement founder Akshay Narvekar also spoke about introducing slow fashion,“The apparel industry is ripe for disruption. […]

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Fashion

Marc Jacobs Re-launches Menswear Line

In a low-key comeback New York Label Marc Jacobs has re-launched its menswear line. The label posted some new looks on its social media account Instagram during this week captioned, ‘THE Men’s Collection.’ The collection has gym pants, sweat shirts, track pants, jackets, grunge sweater, jackets, logo t-shirts and apart from these, corduroy jackets, silk […]

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Fashion

Louis Vuitton X League of Legends: The Rise of Fashionable E-sports

French luxury label Louis Vuitton makes a good case of doing unique collaborations. The brand has done interesting collections in the past like Louis Vuitton x Virgil Abloh (2018), Louis Vuitton x Supreme (2017), Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami (2003), Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse (2001/2009) and more. Now in a first of its kind […]

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Return of the 90’s, Gender-Neutrality, Conscious Consumption: Pinterest Decodes Trends for 2020

American social media platform Pinterest has forecasted consumer trends for 2020. The official Pinterest page says, “more than 320 million people worldwide use Pinterest, it is clear that this research provides valuable data to identify emerging trends.” The report is created by analyzing data search volumes from August 2017 to July 2018 and comparing it […]