All roads led to Mumbai’s heritage district Kala Ghoda which get’s yet another feather in its illustrious hat as Gopi Vaid by Arnaz and Gopi makes a grand entry to the area.
The store was launched with well deserved pop and fan fare by Mrs. Juhi Chawla who was not only glowing in a blue and green Gopi Vaid ensemble with a fishtail braid and minimal make up given the heat of the hour, but was also praises galore for Gopi and her clothes. The outfit worn by Juhi Chawla was from Gopi Vaid 2016- Launch Collection. The actress clearly shares a close bond with both the founders of the label, Gopi Vaid and Arnaz Soonawalla and stated that, “I have known and loved Gopi and Arnaz for over two decades now. Our association goes so far behind that when she asked me to come and inaugurate the store, I was honored to do so as she is my favorite designer. The biggest USP of Gopi is that not only are her clothes gorgeous and wearable, but she is a lovely person so I hope all the ladies here will celebrate this occasion by doing what they do best, shopping!”
Also present at the event was Spenta Publications mogul Maneck Davar, the lady behind the iconic Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Brinda Miller French Consul General Yves Perrin, Simone Poonawalla, Dr Mukesh Batra, Anuradha Ansari, Saryu Doshi, Neha Hirani, Rashmi and Arvind Jolly, Meenakshi Bajaj,
The label, GOPI VAID was launched in 2003 by Gopi Vaid & Arnaz Soonawalla with the vision to create garments that are not only comfortable and contemporary but also embodied their love for Indian traditions and textile. Gopi Vaid has been available at fashion houses in premier Indian cities. However, Arnaz and Gopi were keen to showcase their collection in Mumbai to the many who are increasingly seeking the global yet local – the glocal aesthetic and that is how the store got its place in Mumbai’s heritage precinct, Kalaghoda, offering the perfect geography for this charming home-grown label. The store was launched simultaneously with the Gopi Vaid – 2016 Launch Collection. More details on the same below.
Gopi Vaid – 2016 Launch Collection
The strong silhouette of the long jacket-cut kurtas combined with elegant fitted trousers focus on texture and geometric detail. Hand block printing, hand tie-dye as well as vegetable dye ajrak prints reappear in the 2016 festive collection. Floor sweep Ajrakh angarkhas and kurtas exquisitely embroidered in rich gold and silver zardosi are perfect for any occasion – from cocktails to weddings. Another highlight – elegant straight, slim tunics and jacketed ensembles in linen satin carry the visual of the Patola weave. Batik fabric with different textures becomes a vocabulary that ties together the basic easy to wear tunics, tunic dresses and kaftan collections for a more contemporary, trendy wardrobe