India’s IIJW catwalk celebrates Japanese designer
MUMBAI, India, August 4, 2011 – A stunning catwalk show on August 3 celebrated the works of Japanese jewellery designer Kazuo Ogawa, who had a deep love for India.
Ogawa, who died earlier this year, played a big part in introducing Indian jewellery designs to Japan, and won awards from institutions such as GJEPC and the World Gold Council.
The catwalk event was organised by Indian luxury magazine Adorn and featured creations by star Indian designers Anand Shah, Ahalya S., Laksh Pahuja, and Pallavi Foley.
Anand Shah is a pioneer in using wood, oil paint and electroplating in gold jewellery. He is the creative head of Ansaa.
Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary with designer Anand Shah at IIJW, Mumbai, August 3, 2011
Ahalya S, who is based in Chennai, makes jewels, featuring gold, diamonds and precious gems, that blend tradition and modernity. She has a boutique in Chennai and hopes to open one in Mumbai soon.
“I like to do contemporary jewellery, with a lot of Indian elements in it, that makes it wearable for the styles in which people dress today,” Ahalya told Jewellery Outlook.
“My jewellery has a lot of elements of Indian culture in it.”
Mumbai-based Laksh Pahuja is known for his exceptional ideas and mastery of design.
Pallavi Foley worked with Tanishq before branching out on her own. Today, she designs for manufacturing houses and also runs a boutique in Bangalore.