We recently had the second edition of The Luxury Symposium, an initiative of The Luxury League (TLL), by none other than the first lady in fashion – Ritu Beri at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi on the 7th April 2017. TLL in fact is a Global Foundation which promotes the concept of luxury and tries to create an environment conducive to creative thinking.
This year, yet again, the Symposium, saw a galaxy of stalwarts hold forth on what luxury means to them on a wide variety of topics. From the power of Indian textiles and craftsmanship, to experiences being the new collectibles, to understanding the history of luxury and branding, the scintillating sessions gave a sneak peek into the coveted world that all of us aspire to be a part of. It would not be an exaggeration to say, that there was something for everyone here.
And when we talk of luxury, it is but obvious, that eminent personalities came forward to be part of the various informative sessions. Jaya Jaitley (founder of Dastkaari Haat Samiti), Jasleen Dhamija (Textile Art Historian) were in conversation with Shefalee Vasudev (Fashion Journalist) in one session, and the nuances of striking a sustainable formula for socio economic equation in luxury were discussed by Bharti Kher (artist), Sylvie Polette (Paris-based luxury consultant), Pavan Varma (MP and former DG, ICCR), and Shaili Chopra (Business Journalist) and many more such discussions took place.
The Luxury Symposium 2017 pledged to promote India as a global producer of luxury. The Luxury Symposium 2017, had the support of the Government of India’s Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Textiles, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Khadi India, and Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. France was the Country Partner, Yes Bank, Banking Partner & NDTV was the media partner for The Luxury Symposium 2017.
The Luxury League and Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts & Safaris have partnered to develop a trailblazing forum, which will focus to:
- To promote dynamism, creativity and innovation in the luxury industry.
- To support development of design thinking in various sectors like perfumes, design, homes, fashion, handlooms etc, where creativity & beauty can enhance the experience as well as create productivity.
- Formulate ideas & concepts towards utilizing our creative resources to the best & create opportunities for start-ups.
- Create employment & entrepreneur opportunities for women in India.
- Create a forum for girls to develop skill & knowledge to further help them secure employment.
- Support the governments skill development initiatives through policy, research & development support services & create investment interests globally.
- Develop game- changing opportunities for the craftsmen & artisans of our country & promote business growth of the unorganized sector of India.