The eighth edition of the Mint Luxury Conference, themed “Luxury’s New Frontiers", was held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai last week. It brought together some of the most celebrated names in fashion, design and creativity from all over the world, including fashion stalwarts Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. The day-long conference debated India’s growing stature as a creator and consumer of luxury rather than as just a credible sourcing hub, and the ways in which the world’s most coveted design and fashion brands are responding to issues of climate change, sustainability and diversity. The conference ended with a ceremony felicitating the speakers. This was followed by a sit-down gala dinner, attended by a distinguished gathering of guests from all over India.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog.

Fern Mallis with Donna Karan, founder, The Donna Karan Company & Urban Zen.

Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini with Czech model Karolína Kurková and actor Lara Dutta.

Abheek Singhi of the Boston Consulting Group.

Vivek Ramabhadran, managing director of Swarovski Professional, India.

(From left) Imran Amed, editor-in-chief of The Business Of Fashion, with Hollywood costume designer Arianne Phillips and Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra.

Anuradha Mahindra (left), publisher of Verve and IQ: The Indian Quarterly, with Parmesh Shahani, head of the Godrej India Culture Lab.

Music artiste Courtney Love (left) with actor and singer Monica Dogra.

Sonu Shivdasani, chairman and CEO of the Soneva Group.

A view of the audience.

Honours: 

Calvin Klein being felicitated by Rajeev Sethi of The Asian Heritage Foundation.

Anuradha Mahindra being felicitated by fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Donna Karan being felicitated by HT Media Ltd CEO Rajiv Verma.

Dutch product designer Marcel Wanders being felicitated by Simran Lal, CEO of Good Earth.

Designer Suket Dhir posing on the red carpet.

Courtney Love being felicitated by designer Anita Dongre.

(From left) Amitabh Kant, Mahindra Group chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra and his wife Anuradha, among others, at the high tables.

Karolína Kurková.

Monica Dogra on the red carpet.

Photographs by Abhijit Bhatlekar and Aniruddha Chowdhury

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