Cars and clothes seems to be the mantra this year. After BMW and Bentley, the Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI) is ready to roll out its own fashion show with designs from Meera and Muzaffar Ali representing their fashion brand “Kotwara”. The show titled Spirit of the Wind will bring royal cars and contemporary couture on the ramp. Spirit of the Wind refers to the famous mascot designed by Renee Lalique that epitomised the Art Deco period and was used in the 1928 Paris Motor Salon.
“They are called royal cars because the cars being showcased either belonged to the Maharajas of India or are currently owned by the royal families of India,” says Diljeet Titus, general secretary of the HMCI.
Titus also tells us that the idea for the fashion show originated with Ali’s enthusiasm for the vintage cars when he visited the HMCI.
“Fashion advertisments have always used cars and vice-versa. There has always been an interesting interplay between the two, especially with cars such as the Rolls Royce and Cadillacs,” says Titus. The show will feature 25 cars ranging from Jaguars, Lagondas, Cadillacs, Buicks, Lincolns to Fords. “There is a lot of designing, styling and craftsmanship that goes into both fashion and cars, we wanted to bring this out,” he adds.
Spirit of the Wind, which was to be held on 11 March, has been postponed to October.