India’s leading luxury lifestyle magazine, Abraxas Lifestyle, recently celebrated their fourth anniversary with an evening of fashion, art and design at the Audi Delhi South showroom in New Delhi.
The evening began with the traditional lighting of the lamp ceremony – being lit by Raghav Chandra (Audi Delhi South), Kazem Samandari (L’Opera), Sanjiv Goenka (Filmistaan), Ashwath Bhat (Actor), Abhinav Chaturvedi (Actor), Meena Mani (IIID), Vladimir Zaitsev (Artist), Dolorosa Sinaga (Artist), Eleni Stoelinga Tsiapara (Sculptor), Kanchan Chander (Artist), Surinder Marwah (Sculptor) and Seema Dhawan (Executive Editor, Abraxas Lifestyle).
The eight exhibiting artists – photographer Akash Das along with painters Sanjay Bhattacharya, Vladimir Zaitsev, Kanchan Chander and Pallav Chander, and sculptors B.K. Guru, Eleni Stoelinga Tsiapara, Pankaj Guru and Sangita & Surinder Marwah held a special exhibition showcasing their art and installations.
Guests got a sneak peek into designer label Ashima Leena’s latest collection with a special fashion preview which saw three models from the Goddess of Beauty 2016 pageant showcasing the brand’s creations.
The Advisory Board of the magazine also decided to initiate a process to recognise and honour the leading designers and artists in the country – and in the first edition the following eminent personalities were felicitated with the “Abraxas Creative Masters 2016” award:
- Akash Das (Photography)
- B.K. Guru (Sculpture)
- Leena Singh (Fashion Design)
- Meena Mani (Architecture)
- Sonali Bhagwati (Architecture / Interior Design)
The event also saw the soft launch of the book “Women Architects and Modernism in India – Narratives and Contemporary Practices” by Madhavi Desai. Two of the selected women architects featured in the book, Meena Mani and Sonali Bhagwati made a short yet interesting presentation about the book.
IIID (Institute of Indian Interior Designers) was also well-represented at the event – with a showcase of the winning works from the IIID Anchor Design Awards.
The event saw the crème de la crème of the city descend at the venue including Dr Kazem Samandari, Chairman L’Opéra; actors Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashwath Bhat; model / actor Prince Khurana, fashion designers Manish Gupta, Gautam Gupta, Niket Mishra and Shantanu Singh; socialites Aditi Mukerji, Shahana Mukerji, Sangeeta Nawani and Make Up Artists Naina & Shyam Arora and Aashmeen Munjal.