Raymond has epitomized style for over eight decades, and this symbol of a complete man is all set to achieve a new landmark in the retail shopping experience for men, with the re-launch of their formerly single-storeyed store, in a super cool multi-level avatar. Raymond @ Warden Road is a beautiful amalgamation of the classic and contemporary, and Indian men can rejoice at the complete wardrobe solutions they have to offer.
The signature outlet was unveiled by Gautam Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond, and he sure knows how to throw a rocking party.
It looked like a packed house, with distinguished guests from the field of politics, films and business, appreciating the spectacular ambience and enjoying the scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, served with an interesting selection of cocktails.
This being Raymond’s 650th store in India, makes it extra special, and Gautam Singhania spoke to me about the super high international standards he hopes to achieve with this store, which offers custom tailoring and houses men’s apparel and accessories from Park Avenue, Parx, Color Plus, the newly-launched Raymond Premium Apparel & Raymond Made-to-Measure.
I ran into Simran Kaur Mundi, a friend from school and also a star in the making (watch out for her!). What I loved was that, even in the few minutes that I spoke to Pooja Bedi, she managed to inspire me with her undying optimisim and her joie de vivre. She told me how the evening was extra special for her as she was seeing her dad, Kabir Bedi (who caught up on his shopping with Parveen Dusanj) after over two weeks.
And a little while after Pooja left, Adam Bedi and Nisha Harale Bedi walked in. So it was like one happy family reunion. From Raveena Tandon who came with her husband Anil Thadani, to hottie Rahul Bose, everyone celebrated in style.
What added to the spirit of the evening was that Nawaz Modi Singhania delivered a baby girl a few hours before the event began (their second daughter), and the double celebration made this an even more memorable event for the hosts. Talk about coincidence!
Spotted: Natasha Poonawala, Neha Bhasin, Raja Dhody, Sabina and AD Singh, Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Mashoom Singha, Arzoo Govitrikar, Malini Agarwal, Nisha Jamwal and Mukul Deora.