Indian contemporary fashion and historic dance will be the highlights on the first day of "Incredible India Week" which opens tomorrow and continues until Sunday at Siam Paragon.
This will be a chance for Thais to witness glamorous Indian national costume with a contemporary twist by Joy Mitra and Vikram Phadnis, two of the most sought-after designers among Bollywood stars.
The fashion show will be staged only at the opening ceremony of "Incredible India Week" which is set for a 6pm start in the Hall of Mirrors, M floor.
The opening night will also feature a performance of bharatanatyam, a classical dance form which originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
The four-day celebration will also feature snow-lion dance shows from Arunachal Pradesh and "Royal Fables", a display of India's rich cultural heritage including textiles, paintings, jewellery, costumes and fashion created by designers of royal descent. Both can be seen at the Hall of Fame, M floor.
In the Fashion Gallery on the first floor will be demonstrations by master craftsmen of ethnic handicrafts including silver-filigree ornaments, miniature paintings, Chikankari (delicate fabric embroidery), wood-carving calligraphy and metal carving.
Showcased in the Lifestyle Hall on the second floor will be selection of the finest teas and coffee from Darjeeling and Assam.
Visitors can also enjoy authentic Indian cuisine at "Taste of India" in the Food Fest Market Hall, G floor.
August 15, 2013 to August 18, 2013
- Open days
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11:00 to 21:00
Siam Paragon Department Store, 991/1, Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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By Bangkok Post Editorial