TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT : CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION

“Over nearly two decades, I and AMPM through me, have sincerely tried to engage our audience in  a conversation about ‘less is more’.   In the years that I was growing up, Indians as a community lived by certain simple values. We were  not consumerists by nature, at least not in the way we are expected to be today. Neither were we  callous in our consumption, buying solely because we can or ...

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AĀRTHAI – A SUMMER SOJOURN

For the first time, AMPM’s inspiration comes from the land of majestic palaces, rugged forts, golden sand and a scorching sun. We bring Rajasthan to life through the panoramic lens of Aārthai. A name coined by us, it is the culmination of two words – ‘art’ a recurring source of inspiration and ‘athai,’ a Marwari origin word meaning ‘here’. Aārthai simply means ‘art lies here’. Our offering takes cues from the vibrant artistic ...

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A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME – THE YEAR GONE BY

There is something about the spirit of holidays, about sitting by the fire and reminiscing of moments gone by. The year, that seemed just a day short of a century, was unprecedented in many ways. We were challenged and faced a new reality. And as the world caught itself in the eye of the storm, we learned to lean on each other. Co-existence became physically spaced out but infinitely more ...

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ZAHIA – THE MAKING OF

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso And when the spirit of that imagination becomes one with the hand, art is born. Zāhia is an artistic endeavour, an attempt to capture the essence of a day spent in Morocco. It is inspired by Palais de la Zāhia, home to the ’60s fashion icon Talitha Getty. The Mediterranean architecture played muse as we pursued a fantasy of sorts. Zāhia transcends reality ...

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A NEW DIWALI

“Most of my Diwalis during childhood, were celebrated at our home back in Kanpur. It being our main festival of the year, Diwali was celebrated with a lot of passion, vigour and excitement. For me, it was always about the smaller details, like going to buy the Laxmi and Ganesh idols or some form of silver and gold on Dhanteras, always after the pooja of the Diyas. It was about ...

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MEKNES – TURNING A FESTIVE PAGE

Stretched Moroccan afternoons with musky purpling grapes, vivacious and giving. Wild burgundy, intense fuchsias and crimsons accompanied by currents of bordeaux – this festive season luxury takes the form of a hue. It is not often that a colour transports you. Almost immediately. To the hallways at Palais de la Zāhia, oh so gently. Through glimmering fountains and pavilions, you find yourself drenched in a new kind of joy – that ...

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Zāhia, a Mediterranean Daydream

Destinations are just a thought away. And every vivid picture the mind paints, is just as real. This festive season, we take a leap of imagination. A dreamy retelling of a day in Morocco. Lean in and experience the other-worldly charm of Zāhia. Palais de la Zāhia remains a recurring source of inspiration this season. Home to the ’60s fashion icon Talitha Getty, a Dutch model and actor who spent her ...

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A MOROCCAN MEMOIR

Through the netted roof, we saw stars in the Moroccan sky. The story of Kenza has been an adventure of style. It will take a surreal turn as we find ourselves in the middle of festivities – mystic luxe, if you may. However, this transition gets a rose-tinted update as we bring to you our favourite silhouettes in the striking crimson hue. We carry a book along, take pictures and write journals ...

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From Morocco, With Love

This season, we bring to you the eclectic spirit of Moroccan art and design. Titled Kenza, which roughly translates to ‘hidden treasure’ in Arabic, the collection is a modern reinterpretation of a hidden cultural gem that lies in the heart of Marrakech – Palais de la Zahia. La Zahia was home to the ’60s fashion icon Talitha Getty, a Dutch model and actor, who spent her days in Marrakech with her ...

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