The darkest night of Amavasya is also the brightest night of the year filled with glittering lights, fireworks and hope. Across India, different communities gather on Diwali to propitiate the gods and pray for good luck and fortune. There is plenty of feasting, celebrations and exchanging gifts. Homes and wardrobes undergo a makeover as the auspicious cues celebrate all that is new and shiny. From neighbourhood Diwali melas to Dhanteras jewellery bonanzas and the best of festive fashion at malls, the joie-de-vivre of the season is infectious and one that infuses every aspect of our daily lives.
Rooted in the idea of India, this is a festival that celebrates different aspects of our culture, mythology, folk art and rituals. And from clothes to artwork to sweet and savoury foods-Diwali is an occasion to discover a wealth of traditions, to experiment and try something new.
Mix up a zardosi lehenga with a slinky crop top, dress up a smart co-ord set with polki jewellery; match your juttis with your little black dress; get a festive floral makeover for your perfumes; add a bit of drama to your interiors with a specially curated selection of home labels and up your mithai game with a range of sweet confections that meld chocolates, dried fruits and Indian flavours with a whole lot of craft.
There is no better time to make your wishlists and shop, sparkle and splurge. Diyas, candles, rangolis, fairy lights and neverending plates of mithai ensure that your spirits are raised even as you amp up the festive fun.
Sparkle, Splurge and Shine at DLF Promenade
Diwali is a mood and a party that never ends. And at DLF Promenade, there is enough on offer to design your very own curated lineup for the festival extending from fashion and footwear to jewellery and home decor. While Diwali is reason enough for you to roll out your comfiest shoes and head out to shop, DLF Promenade’s festival of lights promises to be extra..
Get transported to a magical land of palaces and lights via the ‘jharokhas of prosperity’ inspired by Rajasthan’s magnificent architectural emblems. Adorned with multi-coloured lights and festive emblems, the piece cues a royal celebration and the age-old tradition of jharokha darshan which marks the onset of city-wide festivities. Let your spirits soar with the beautiful decorations across the mall-think: grand floral arches, bouquets, diyas and other traditional lanterns-and enter a land that is all things bright and bling.
For what better occasion than Diwali to get your shimmer game on. From shoes to bags and makeup, pick from an array of golds, bronzes, coppers and other dazzling metallic colours.
Don your prettiest face with MAC’s festive collection of shimmering palettes in rose gold, pearl, creative copper and more. Find your perfect Diwali glow at Kama Ayurveda and pick from their skincare solutions which combine the natural Indian ingredients with time-tested Ayurvedic formulations. Plus the special Diwali gift boxes inspired by Mughal miniatures also makes this the perfect gifting option.
Put your best foot forward with Aldo’s festive collection launched by their newest brand ambassador Jahnavi Kapoor. Embellished and elegant strappy stilettos, slingback heels and statement bags in jewel tones, golds and silvers.
Whether it's a taash party or a puja, Anantam’s Diwali edits check all boxes and feature kurtas in Benarasi weaves, hand-embroidered blouses, floral indo-westerns, zardosi hemmed saris, accessories and much more. At Mulmul, luxurious muslin gets a festive overhaul with an array of beautifully embroidered lehengas, sharara sets and dresses that segue perfectly from day to night. For classic ethnic ensembles, Fab India’s selection of handcrafted weaves from around India in rich silks, tussars and more is the go-to solution for last minute shoppers. For men who want to play around with colour palettes, Minizmo’s abstract-print Nehru jackets in pop colours, up the ante on fun.
Tired of the ethnic look alone? Mix up your wardrobe with the best of fall fashion from Forever New’s collection of ruby-reds, metallic satin shirts and glittering black ensembles. Take one step towards comfort chic with Onitsuka Tiger’s standout silhouettes and pairing your sari with your Onitsuka stripes could be the style statement of the season. The ladies can say yes to dancing the night away with Birkenstock’s festive range in gold, silver and shimmering pinks and reds while the guys can keep it cool and stylish with the suede leather Bostons. Up your style quotient with belted bags and metallic buckle slides from Charles & Keith and say hello to glamour with Zara’s Diwali looks featuring sequinned bomber jackets, satin shirts and velvet blazers for men. Women can be comfortably assured of show-stopper status with satin, velvet and sequin dresses, tops and capes.
All that glitters is indeed gold and no Diwali shopping spree is complete without that auspicious purchase of gold. DLF Promenade will celebrate Dhanteras with a Gold Festival across brands.
At Tanishq, the festival of new beginnings finds its resonance in jewellery inspired by India’s heritage and rich folk art. Alekhya by Tanishq is a collection that draws on art forms like Pichwai and Indian miniature paintings to craft one-of-a-kind bangles, earrings and neckpieces. Drawing on motifs from myth, history and nature-this is jewellery that celebrates all the hues and sparkle of the festival as well as its rich and diverse cultural context. Meld Indian sensibilities and Western style with Isharya’s trendy gold plated jewellery. From statement rings to stylish stacked bangles, chokers, cuffs and headpieces, these are pieces that will make heads turn at all dinner parties. Diamonds are forever and Orra’s sophisticated designs in brilliantly cut Belgian diamonds and 22kt hallmarked gold will be part of many Diwalis to come. You can also make yourself runway ready with Melorra’s newest collection of fine mesh gold and diamond jewellery inspired by the latest trends in international couture.
Shop and Win
Additionally, if you shop for an amount of 10k and you get a handwoven scarf from Shingora and signature fragrances from Savour & Aura. Those shopping for above 25k will receive vouchers worth 10k from United Colors of Benetton while those hitting a value of 40k will receive a special Kama Ayurveda Beauty Hamper worth 10k. Shop for Rs 60,000 and get Celio vouchers worth 15k and the highest shoppers of the season will get special Dyson merchandise including top-of-the-lin hair straighteners and air purifiers. In keeping with the auspicious occasion, the highest spender will also get a 22-kt gold coin from Tanishq.
Shoppers making purchases from partner jewellery brands at the mall will get a chance to win exciting giveaways. Top 12 spenders during the campaign will get gifts and vouchers across brands. In addition, the highest shopper will get a gift box with curated Isharya pieces of upto 25k. Two highest shoppers will each get a 22-kt gold coin from Tanishq. Five of the highest spenders will get a 10k voucher each from Orra while four of the highest spenders will get an 8k voucher each from Melorra.
Need we say more? Spread the light and love-and look like a million bucks while you are at it. Head over to DLF Promenade and give your festive spirit the boost it deserves.
Make your way to DLF Promenade and Shop, Splurge and Sparkle. The Diwali Festival is on till November 6 and the Dhanteras Gold Festival ends on October 23.