Monday, May 23, 2011

Jeweller's Shop...


Just something interesting to share. A few weeks ago Veer Ravjeet Singh was walking home from work and came across an expensive jeweller's shop in Central London which had a mannequin of a Sardaar in it's shop window. The window display is a concept by Jasleen Kaur. The information card in the bottom of the window said that Maharaja of Patiala went to France and tied a Dastaar (turban) on Louis Vuitton, a French designer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is in the message behind your post lol...

Manvir Singh said...

Vaheguroo. It was just interesting to see a model with a Dastaar in a shop window. There is no message. :)

Hope no one thinks I am suggesting wearing gold or visiting the local jeweller's shop! lol

Ravjeet Singh said...

I found it interesting and rather ironic, the secular France of today and the celebration of the Turban and French Sikh History.

The initiative has been led by Vogue Jewellery Editor, Carol Woolton with help from In Tandem curator Christopher Thompson Royds. It sees students and graduates from the Royal Academy of Arts’ Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery department taking over the windows of jewellers including Asprey, Tiffany & Co and Chopard.

Jasleen Kaur’s window for Boucheron is inspired by her great grandfather, whom she describes as ‘an in-betweener, a hybrid of both Indian and British and in his undecided state, functioned beautifully in his new surroundings.’

The vibrant resulting display reference the historical relationships between Boucheron and the Maharajah of Patiala who visited Louis Boucheron in Paris, celebrating the symbolic mélange of cultures, language and religions.