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 BeariersSuneet Varma
- Ready, Teddy, Go!Neeru Kumar
- Unbearably CuteRaghavendra Rathore
- Bearly DressedSatya Paul
- Paws For EffectShantanu & Nikhil
- Royal Bearer
- Blue BearyRaghavendra Rathore