The second edition of FDCI’s India Men’s Weekend was a two-day extravaganza that unfolded against the breathtaking backdrop at the high seas in the historic Aguad Port & Jail Complex, Sinquerim, Goa from 3rd – 4th February 2024. Seamlessly blending innovative trends and luxury, nineteen leading menswear designers presented a captivating narrative of high-sea fashion. Pushing the boundaries of conventional menswear, the showcase ‘MADE OF RIZZ’, aimed to revolutionise men’s fashion through an effortless symphony of style and luxury in an aesthetic Goan blend.
Known for crafting unforgettable experiences in the realm of luxury, Chivas Regal brought forth innovation amidst the layers of fashion for the discerning connoisseurs. The weekend unfolded a series of four shows with the creativity of 19 distinguished designers. The contemporary flair was skilfully curated by new-age experimental luminaries such as Bloni, Antar-Agni, Khanijo, Krishna Mehta among others. In contrast, the couture line that embodied the very vocabulary of design emerged from the seasoned hands of Rajesh Pratap Singh, Shantnu & Nikhil, JJ Valaya, Ashish N Soni, Siddhartha Tytler, Sahil Aneja, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Kommal & Ratul Sood, Manoviraj Khosla, Dhruv Vaish, Countrymade, Rohit Kamra and Pawan Sachdeva, Paresh Lamba Signatures, Vivek Karunakaran, JJ Valaya. Their meticulously crafted ensembles stood as timeless testimonials, embodying the essence of luxury and richness within India’s vibrant fashion scene.
Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) said, “With India Men’s Weekend, our goal is to redefine men’s fashion by presenting an eclectic blend of innovative trends and luxury. The ‘MADE OF RIZZ’ show, in collaboration with Chivas Regal, promises to be a visual extravaganza that captures the essence of great character narratives through fashion. We are thankful to Chivas Glassware and HSBC for joining hands with us to power this memorable event at Aguad Port & Jail Complex, Sinquerim, Goa.”
Speaking on the occasion, Pulkith Modi, GM-Marketing, Pernod Ricard India said, “Our alliance with FDCI’s India Men’s Weekend marks a thrilling juncture, a canvas which pushes the boundaries of men’s fashion – adding charisma, confidence and conviction to personas. The ‘MADE OF RIZZ’ show is a testament to fostering creativity in the evolving landscape of luxury. This partnership signifies a dynamic fusion of character and style, aligning seamlessly with Chivas’ commitment to celebrating individuality and the spirit of innovation.”
As the curtain descended on India Men’s Weekend powered by Chivas, the ‘MADE OF RIZZ’ showcase stands as a luminous tapestry woven with threads of charisma, creativity, and unbridled innovation. The echoes of this opulent weekend reverberate through the layers of time, seamlessly merging heritage with the avant-garde. With Chivas’ unwavering commitment to celebrating exceptional character, the experience had attendees eagerly anticipating the next chapter while they uncovered the evolving narratives of style and luxury.
About Aguad :
Nestled at the foothills of Sinquerim Hill in Candolim, Goa, amidst swaying coconut palms and crashing waves, the historic Aguad Port & Jail is a 400-year-old heritage complex has been transformed into the country’s newest cultural destination. Aguad opened its doors to the public since August 2022. The complex is easily accessible via a unique waterfront and pier, offering boat transfers to and from Panjim, as well as convenient road access. Visitors get to see a repurposed contemporary hub of museums, arts, recreation and delectable eateries to suit every palate and pocket. Restaurants like Black Sheep Bistro, Motley Brew, Namaste Chai and D-Sailor have stunning views of the Arabian Sea and Mandovi Bay. With an outdoor jetty stage, and a growing program calendar that include unique heritage tours and regular screenings of documentaries on the liberation of Goa, Aguad is a year-round destination.