08/01/2015 3:28 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Indian Designers Launch Limited Edition Teddy Bears For Valentine's Day

Satya Paul

The staple of all V-Day presents, the effervescent teddy bear has been given a designer make-over for the third year in a row. Take a quick sneak-peek at what Delhi's DLF Emporio — India's best-recognised luxury mall is stocking up on for Valentine's Day.

Contributions to the limited edition teddy bear collection has been made by selected designers from the Indian fashion industry, including Ashima Leena, Manish Arora, Monisha Jaising, Neeru Kumar, Ravi Bajaj, Rina Dhaka, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu & Nikhil, Satya Paul, Suneet Varma, Varun Bahl and Vineet Bahl.

Of the bears revealed, Rajasthani designer Raghavendra Rathore's grizzly comes adorned in his trademark "the classic Jodhpuri bandgala," while Suneet Varma's glitzy bear (according to the designer) "symbolises all that love should be - warm, cuddly, adorable and cute."

The complete collection will be announced by the end of January. All bears are priced from Rs 5,000 onwards.

  • Breaking Fashion Beariers
    Breaking Fashion Beariers
    Suneet Varma
    Suneet Varma glitzed up his furry contribution to the collection with some bows, hearts, sparkles and a fun feathered hat.
  • Ready, Teddy, Go!
    Ready, Teddy, Go!
    Neeru Kumar
    Neeru Kumar's teddy has an irresistible pick-me-up look to match his red ensemble
  • Unbearably Cute
    Unbearably Cute
    Raghavendra Rathore
    The cuddly item by Raghavendra Rathore has his ears safely tucked into a royal turban paired with a set of kurta-pyjamas.
  • Bearly Dressed
    Bearly Dressed
    Satya Paul
    There's no doubting the femininity of Satya Paul's pink grizzlies sitting pretty in Masaba's lipsticked frocks and matching bags.
  • Paws For Effect
    Paws For Effect
    Shantanu & Nikhil
    Shantanu & Nikhil's bears look like they deserve a leading role in Alice In Wonderland!
  • Royal Bearer
    Royal Bearer
    Monisha Jaisingh's bear adopts a formal, almost-British look with his bright red shirt.
  • Blue Beary
    Blue Beary
    Raghavendra Rathore
    This midnight-blue grizzly by Raghavendra Rathore flaunts a royal attitude with his lush waistcoat and printed bow tie.