The whole world says it, but few have the courage to do it. We are facing a big problem in the form of climatic change. Young artist Puneet Gupta tries to address these issues at the recent exhibition in the capital. Puneet has made a climatic chair that depicts the reality of the shrinking world with our resources getting extinct, changing our verdant world into a punctured dead planet and leading us to the ultimate doom. So how this idea came into mind "When everyone was designing the display of luxury, this idea struck in my mind. On one side, it shows the need for luxury and on the other side, it reflects on how we are getting these luxury products at the cost of life." "There is a place called Lohachara which is a part of Sundarban delta near the state of West Bengal once a home to 10,000 Indians. Now this place has been washed from the face of the earth with the increase in sea level. But we are not at all concern. In short you can say that we are in a giant car heading toward a brick wall and everyone s arguing over where they are going to sit," he added.
Well tried Puneet, but are your effort really going to make any change whatsoever? "I have named this chair point 76 degree because the Earth s average surface temperature has risen by 0.76 C since 1850. This might sound very miniscule but it has created quite a herald already it can be worst if we do not stop at point 76 degree and do not let it go beyond this. I have made my point rest is on the individuals, how they take it" Inclined towards fine arts at school level, this trained Fashion Communication Designer walked into NIFT for pursuing Fashion Communication equipped with a two year Art Foundation Course at school. So what inspired him to take up this profession, "I find it very exciting to combine many realms of design into one complete canvas, never liked sticking to one realm. I see design finding a space in every element of life. Be it the mundane or the special. This pursuit stems from my belief that refined designs are experiential and need to touch your .So this inspired to make things this way". A Graphic designer , Visual Merchandiser, Photographer, Space Designer, Exhibition Designer, Packaging Design, Signage Design, Event Management, Consumer Behavioural Study, Fashion Forecasting etc how does he manage so many things together? He replies, "That s what keeps me going, helps in blending different things together".
Beauty, fashion, accessories were all part of this night. Imagine an evening under the charm of a starry night, swathed in the golden mood, classy touch of elegance and witnessing the magic of minerals the capital witnessed it all on 6th of August at Cibo in Hotel Janpath where the Swedish cosmetic major, Oriflame unveiled its latest Giordano Gold Mineral collection. The launch of this new range of cosmetics happened in the presence of the city s fashion glitterati. The stunning mineral makeup looks were showcased by city s top models like Amanpreet Wahi, Montu Tomar and many more as they ablaze the ramp on fire in Anjana Bhargav sclassy designs. The collection depicted feminine cuts with fine textures and displayed a plethora of earthy and warm hues in a deconstructed look. She managed well to play around with pleats and tucks which were nicely draped to present a chic and contemporary look to the ensembles. Portraying the classy lustre of timeless art, the garments were nicely teamed up with gold accessories which can be described as an understated details.