Founded by Anshu Khanna, the exhibition unfurled at the premier luxury shopping destination, Siam Paragon, in collaboration with the Embassy of India to Thailand, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India as part of a very vibrant Incredible India Week. The Royal Fables delegation was also supported by Tower Club at Lebua, Bangkok, Thailand which was the venue for a special dinner in the honour of Princess Diya Kumari and the delegation.
Led by the dynamic Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, who is also the craft patron of her city, Royal Fables presented textiles, paintings, jewellery, costumes, home products and fashion created by designers of royal descent. Accompanying the delegation to offer a rich window to the great Indian wedding were bridal couturiers Rimple and Harpreet Narula who also showcased pieces from their latest collection.
Held from 15th – 18th August 2013, the event unveiled India in its various colours to the residents of Thailand. The elaborate celebrations at the Incredible India Week included exclusive fashion shows by leading Indian couturiers Vikram Phadnis and Joy Mitra, cultural dance and music performances and unbeatable shopping offers. Adding to the cultural charisma and charm of the week, the Royal Fables delegation was invited by the Embassy of India, Thailand to be part of the show’s festivities.
Anil Wadhwa, His Excellency, The Ambassador of India to Thailand says, “The Incredible India week in which the Royal Fables was a key attraction is an attempt to bring the best of India to the Thai people, be it textiles, costumes, handicraft or travel destinations. I am sure visitors to the Exhibition were left mesmerized by the rich diversity of Indian culture and what’s on display.”
Scions of the erstwhile Royal Families of India showcased their merchandise at the venue for the discerning Thai public. With a variety of products ranging from hand dyed ombre saarees to contemporized miniature art home products, the Royal Fables delegation presented a spectrum of ways they have used to simplify complex traditional design vocabularies into modern items.
Says Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, “We have been part of Royal Fables since its inception and can vouch for the immense growth it has witnessed. It is a wonderful concept that has made it possible for people to come together from all over India and present the rich royal design legacies they have inherited.”
Welcoming the delegation, Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Paragon Shopping Center said, “Siam Paragon takes great pride in representing Thailand in this pre-eminent cultural exchange. It has been our great honour to welcome the members of Indian royal families and to appreciate their dedication to preserve precious heritages of their nation. Siam Paragon is one of Bangkok’s most prestigious public venues and we believe it will serve as the perfect platform to bring the richness of India to the Thai public and tourists alike.”
This is the maiden international chapter for the unique heritage fete that has been taking the country by storm since 2010, when Royal Fables was founded. With a successful launch at DLF Emporio and its biggest season at The Imperial, New Delhi last year, there seems to be no limit on the horizon for the show.
Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables adds, “Bangkok and India have always shared a craft heritage. Both nations respect their past and cherish it in the present. Royal Fables is an exhibition that takes the royal legacy of India forward through its design and we are happy to showcase this brilliant platform as part of the great India promotion week.”
About Royal Fables:
Royal Fables as a concept was founded by Anshu Khanna, a design addict who also runs a boutique PR agency, Goodword Media Services Pvt. Ltd. Having had the opportunity of working closely with many Royal art patrons and designers she decided to bring a few, truly talented designers together for the first ever Royal Fables held at Delhi’s luxury Mecca: DLF Emporio.
An instant hit with connoisseurs of refined living, the show went on to complete four successful editions. Today it is an annual affair marked as a must attend event in the calendar of most royal families of India and Nepal. The show presents an exclusive window into imperial India, and showcases fashion, textiles, jewellery, art, costumes, cuisine and culture of the erstwhile royal families of India.
About Siam Paragon, Bangkok:
Siam Paragon, the pride of Bangkok. The Siam Paragon Shopping Center is a project that was created with a budget of more than 15,000 million and an area of over 500,000 square metres in the heart of the capital, complete with boutiques of leading international and Thai labels and with over 250 stores covering the needs of our customers and all visitors. It has grown to become the city’s hub of luxury fashion, jewellery and watches, fine dining, entertainment, beauty and technology. It is also a prestigious platform of cultural, art and entertainment activities.
About Tower Club at Lebua:
Tower Club at lebua is Bangkok’s finest 5 star executive all-suite & all-club hotel offering breathtaking views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River from balconies in each of its spacious suites. Each of Tower Club’s 221 suites on the 51st to 59th floors come with Finesse mattresses, 330 thread count linen, down feather pillows, and all the amenities to ensure an unforgettable stay. At Tower Club Lounge on 52nd floor, guests are spoiled with a sumptuous atmosphere and unlimited privileges to ensure the best luxury stay in town.