7 December 2018
Royal Fables, a heritage platform that promotes regal, royal India in all its glory, is all set to unveil its first exposition in Chandigarh in association with Kanjimull & Sons by Gaurav Khanna at Taj Chandigarh, on 8thDecember 2018.
On the eve of its grand exposition Royal Fables collaborated with Samerjeet Gurm, Plumtin, a designer who has been a vital part of the platform for the last five seasons. She hosted a preview of the entire collection for the press and the visiting dignitaries.
On view at this preview was the Fall- Winter Couture Collection 2018 of Plumtin,. Guests also got the first view of the rare gems from Kanjimull & Sons, a house of jewels known for crafting masterpieces for Maharajas. Also presented was a glimpse of Royal Collections by the blue-blooded scions of Princely India along with handcrafted ensembles by Samarjit Gurm, Plumtin. The preview held today gave connoisseurs an idea of what is in store on December 8. H.H. Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda was the chief guest.
Says Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables, “Samarjeet through Plumtin tells past tales in her signature, resplendent style. Like our royal designers she too takes inspiration from the past and her fashion is a perfect idiom of past celebrating the present.”
Samarjeet adds, “ I feel so at home at Royal Fables. It is a great initiative and I am glad my city will get an up-close view of the fabulous craft that the royals nurtured in the past and continue to do so in the present.”
On the 8th of December Royal Fables will present art, fashion, textiles and art objects made in leading palace studios across the nation. Besides hand-picked collections by leading designers and labels that keep the rich Indian hand made tradition alive.
“ This is the milestone year and we are trying to take the regal legacy to smaller cities and towns which are inhabited by luxury seekers and heritage lovers. Royal Fables is envisaged as that one platform where we showcase the aura of Princely India as recreated by young scions of royal families.” Adds Varun Khanna, Co-Founder, Royal Fables.
“ The bond between Kanjimull and Princely India dates back to 1870 when my great grandfather Kanjimull Khanna, started designing personal jewelry for the Royal family of Patiala. Other states of Punjab followed. Slowly our name spread right up to Great Britain and we were designing for the nobles of Britain. We at Kanjimull and Sons use the finest quality of gemstones and Diamonds and dare to experiment with rare color combinations to create fine jewels with interesting designs. I am excited to present our collection at the upcoming Royal Fables at the Taj Chandigarh,” says Gaurav Khanna.
On 8th the exposition opens with a formal launch by Shri. Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor. The exposition closes with a talk on the handcraft legacy of Princely India, chaired by Rani Vinita Singh Patiala and moderated by Anshu Khanna. The evening ends to the sounds of live music by Prabhtoj Singh and a regal fashion walk featuring the visiting royal dignitaries who will dress up in their own creations. Many posing as muse to another royal designers. There will also be culinary showcase of royal cuisine led by two siblings Thakur Shivraj Singh of Limdi and Kanwarani Vijaya Singh Nahan who are both chefs at heart and blue blooded by birth.
The list of royal participants is prolific and includes Princely families from across the nation including: HH Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, Rani Vinita Singh Patiala, Rani Kavita Kumari Sahiba Jodhpur, Rani Uttara Singh of Jodhpur, Princess Nandini Singh of Jhabua, Rajkumari Alkarani Singh Pratapgarh, Rajkumari Richa Rajya Laxmi Danta, Kanwarani Kamini Singh Seohara, R.K. Chandni Singh Seohara, Baisa Pushpita Singh Kharwa, Rani Jaykirti Singh & Namrata Singh, Baria, Thakurani Darshana Kumari of Mandawa, Yaduveer Singh Bera, Rani Madhavi Mandloi Zamindar, Bada Rawala, Indore, Thakurani Madhulika Hada of Koela, Sonal Dayal Sarjolta, BBG Royals and Shivani Singh.