Indian Summer

As many of you may already know, we shot our SS16 collection in India visiting Mumbai and Goa, with model tattoo model Stephen James. This beautiful destination is definitely one to tick off your bucket list whether its work or play.

Stephen James Walking on the Beach

Goa is one of the most relaxing spots known for its beautiful, white sandy beaches for you to kick back and relax. Beaches such as Baga and Arossim are great for activities like jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and falling from a banana boat; which make for a fun day out. Or if you are more of a relaxed person you can lounge around and catch some rays, taking in the dreamy ocean view. Also on Baga beach is St Anthony’s beach shack, popular for its tasty food; getting livelier as the day goes on, it’s the perfect spot to people watch and let the world go by.

Stephen James leaning against a red jeep

Goa’s wildlife is much more exciting than its night life, great places to visit are The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park. These two places allow you to see animals such as panthers, sloths and more. Another amazing day out is Goa’s Dolphin cruise, which includes a day long tour of Grand Island, with the opportunity to see dolphins up close in their own habitat.

Stephen James riding an elephant

Our choice of adventure started with the elephant ranch that sits in the heart of Goa. This local park is very friendly with more than enough to look at and experience.  We took the trip that walked us through the village and into the river with the elephant spray and play. This is definitely worth a photo or two!

Arial view of Mumbai

Mumbai is quite the opposite to Goa, it is known as the front door of India, it’s busy and full of fantastic tourist spots to visit. One of our recommended places to stay in Mumbai is the Palladium Hotel. We had part of our shoot with Stephen James in their rooftop pool; with magnificent views and friendly atmosphere it’s the perfect place to stay. The Palladium Hotel is well known for hosting Lakme Fashion Week, which is a 5-day event showcasing all the latest collections. This glamorous event normally takes place twice a year. It is considered the premier fashion event of India; international labels such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, have been involved with this prestige event.

Stephen James sitting in water

Mumbai is also well known for being India’s nightlife capital. With chic bars, lounges, live music you can’t go wrong. One of the most popular clubs is Aer, well known for its magnificent view which can only be described as breathtaking. The club is located on the 34th floor of The Four Seasons Hotel, you can visit for a classy night out or just to take in the iconic view and watch the sun go down.

Stephen James in front of a memorial

Whether its culture, nightlife or relaxation you’re looking for, India is a sure place to visit. This ideal location really pulled together our SS16 campaign and enhanced our designs and styles. The vibrant colours of the country alongside model Stephen James worked perfectly to complete our look.

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Post by guest blogger: Noreen Dowling

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