Arjun Rampal, the showstopper at The Prince Unknown by Shantanu & Nikhil

Arjun Rampal, the showstopper at The Prince Unknown by Shantanu & Nikhil

GQ and ITC Sonar Kolkata associated with acclaimed designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil to recreate the

magic of Men’s Haute Couture, through a spectacular Stand-alone presentation on 15th of November,

2015, thereby announcing the arrival of their first signature men’s store in Kolkata, a city well known for

its old world charm, intellectual and beautiful people.

An evening devoted to the duo’s interpretation of a unique retrospective couture space defined a

profound grasp of bespoke and eclectic range of influences with a relentless pursuit to challenge the

boundaries of fashion. Ever true to their signature, Shantanu & Nikhil yet again, through their unique

storytelling ways, unfolded the compelling saga of the prince unknown, born of the kings with a

domineering presence and confident stance, arousing a mixed emotion of desire and deception.

Exposing the darker and deeper realms of the royals and princely rulers of medieval kingdoms, the

milieu is all about the pursuit of worldly pleasures and extreme luxury that is confined to the walls of the

lavish strongholds and palatial eves

The mood is set in the midst of magnificent architectural archways lit with carnal flames to arrive under

a canopy of lush drapes and an aura filled with details to fulfill the senses of sight and hearing. The uber

degrees of style and charisma are put on étalage by an assemblage of men’s outlining sensual

masculinity through drapes and well-thought-out silhouettes that are decidedly modern, decadently

unique and luxuriously classic, where the queen seated on a royal gaddi will be naught but a centre


Che Kurrien, Editor, GQ India, the country’s leading magazine in the men’s luxury and lifestyle space,

says “We’re big fans of Shantanu and Nikhil, and the fact that they’ve chosen to launch their first

dedicated menswear store in Kolkata is a statement to the rest of the country and a testament to the

city’s innate sense of style. We wish this dynamic duo every success”

On this Occasion, Mr. Atul Bhalla, General Manager – ITC Sonar Kolkata says, “At ITC Sonar, “At ITC Sonar

we endeavor to offer our guests the finest of experiences at all times. With today’s showcase of

contemporary fashion of remarkable creativity, we are delighted to associate with celebrated couturiers

Shantanu & Nikhil and wish them all the success for their stunning new collection”

Every man to enter these walls will be personified by the most regal expression to reveal a clandestine

lifestyle; the one of “The Prince Unknown”

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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