The Cuddly Teddy Bear Goes Desi Haute for Valentine's Day

Ranjit Rodricks , 06 Feb 2014
Manish Arora
Manish Arora

OMG! Isn’t that the cutest, most colourful teddy bear you’ve ever seen? Designed by the inimitable Manish Arora, this teddy is just one among many that have been especially designed by India’s top couturiers, for Valentine’s Day.

Monisha Jaising, Neeru Kumar, Ravi Bajaj, Rina Dhaka, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu & Nikhil, Satya Paul, Suneet Varma, Varun Bahl and Vineet Bahl are just a few of the A-list designers who have their Valentine’s teddy bears on sale and display at DLF Emporio, an high-end designer mall in New Delhi.

Says Manish Arora about his kitsch bear, “If you are happy and true like a teddy, It doesn’t matter even if an eye falls off.”

Monisha Jaising
Monisha Jaising
Neeru Kumar
Neeru Kumar
Raghavendra Rathore
Raghavendra Rathore

Says royal Rajput designer Raghavendra Rathore, “The classic bandhgala, a trademark of the Raghavendra Rathore brand finds its latest customer – the teddy bear – in a happy avatar! Each piece has been hand stitched by skilled artisans who craft the classic Jodhpuri bandhgala that our label is well-known for.”

Satya Paul
Satya Paul
Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu & Nikhil
Suneet Varma
Suneet Varma

Suneet Verma, best known for creating dazzling sarees, says, “The Suneet Varma signature teddy bear symbolizes all that love should be – warm, cuddly, adorable and cute.”

Which one will you be buying for your loved on (or for yourself), this Valentine’s Day?

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