Tata CLiQ Luxury premiers ‘India on the Move’
To understand and discuss the future of luxury and slow commerce through the lenses of technology, sustainability, and innovation, Tata CLiQ Luxury, India’s premier luxury lifestyle platform, and HSBC hosted ‘The Luxe Life: Edition 3’, in association with Vogue Business, in Mumbai on January 17, 2023. This on-ground event featured an exclusive line-up of sessions wherein thought leaders and tastemakers across industries came together to discuss various themes ranging from luxury and metaverse, slow commerce and sustainability, understanding the new luxury customer, futureproofing one’s business in the Web 3 age, and more.
One of the highlights of this event was the screening of a special film titled ‘India on the Move'. India is brimming with energy and optimism and the endeavour of this film was to capture liberation, revolution, and opportunity that are driving a change in our needs and desires. As a result, it has impacted the way we think, feel, and consume. After travelling 7500 kilometres across the country, this film captures the enthusiasm, eagerness to go, and inspiring stories of hope, optimism, and beauty through the voices of 44 creatives. Creators from different walks of life, such as CEOs, entrepreneurs, stylists, models, musicians, fashion consultants, and authors, are featured in the film and share their thoughts on what beauty, liberation, and India on the Move mean to them. The film gives the audience a glimpse into the lives of various personalities who have been inspired by beauty in different forms and are filled with energy and creativity to push their boundaries to create new things.
Beauty signifies curiosity, knowledge, and grace to Mandovi Menon, co-founder of Egodeath, and everything where love exists to musician Nourhevilie Khate. Beauty means power and confidence to Bhavya Ramesh, a jewellery designer, and good energy, warmth, confidence, and a sense of humour to Vasudha Rai, an author. For Kanika Goyal, a fashion designer, beauty is a lot about imperfection. It is about seeking beauty in the smallest of things that bring one joy.
When asked what liberation means, leading model Prathiksha Shetty said it meant being herself and owning it. For Asenla Jamir, a fashion designer and entrepreneur, it means getting equal opportunities. For Randhir Singh, Founder of Subculture, it is about being free of society's norms, and for Ravi Vazirani, Interior Designer, it means being able to be oneself without having to cater to other people's feelings about one's choices.
For model Thoudam Meitei, India on the move means society breaking stereotypes and accepting trans communities; for Anand Bhushan, a fashion designer, it means celebrating India across the globe. For Raul Rai, co-founder of Nicobar, it is all about embracing the traditional and then reimagining it in a contemporary way, and to Aku Zeliang, founder of Urra Design, it is about the inclusion of indigenous communities and the celebration of diverse differences and cultures
The Luxe Life: Edition 3 saw renowned leaders such as PLATFORMe's Gonçalo Cruz, Authentic Brands Group’s Henry Stupp, Tata Sons Brand Custodian Harish Bhat, TCS Extended Reality (XR) Lab’s Dr. Ashok Maharaj, designers Anita Dongre and Masaba Gupta, BCG’s Abheek Singhi, Meta’s Meghna Apparao, and others bring their perspectives on new ideas, trends, and technology shaping the luxury industry.