New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Celebrated accessory designer Meera Mahadevia will be felicitated during the India Celebration Week in New York --the first ever Pravasi Bharatiya Divas outside India-- for her 21 years of dedication, hard work and creativity.
The 45-year-old ace designer will be feted on October 3, by the renowned Newark Museum in New York as part of 'The India Celebration Week'.
The event, aptly titled 'India Chic: Couture fashion with Meera Mahadevia', will include a champagne reception and an exhibition of exotic fashion accessories created by Meera including bags, shoes, belts and contemporary jewellery.
And it is not only Meera's creativity that over 300 high-profile individuals in New York will experience. The Grand Finale of the India Celebration Week and the Gala Benefit Luncheon will also see a sold-out classical dance performance, choreographed and presented by Meera herself, at the Charles W Engelhard Court in the museum.
A trained classical danseuse, Meera will perform an invocation to the Lord Ganesha and the 'Krishna Leela'.
''I am very excited about this opportunity. India is a country of great contrasts; of old world culture and cutting edge style.
Where international extravaganza makes its way into an Indian upbringing and designers capture the mysticism and splendour of their country's rich history in exquisite creations. So, it's hardly surprising that the city of New York is engulfed by my unique Indian flavour,'' says a delighted Meera, whose handcrafted creations stand as dramatic objet d'art, capturing the soul of India.
Teenagers and dowagers, both buy Meera's creations with equal alacrity and pleasure and her clientele ranges from veteran Bollywood actresses like Jaya Bachchan, Rekha to creme de la creme Parmeshwar, Tanya Godrej Anuradha Mahindra to Bollywood sirens Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu, among several others.
Today, her creations are showcased not only across India's leading fashion houses, but also in European countries, Thailand, Hong Kong, Spain, the UK, the US and Pakistan.
Meera creations include bags made from Nepali brassware, Ladakhi semi-precious stone clips, stone setting work from Rajasthan and Gujarat and ornamental frames from Kashmir. Shells, beads, embroidery with gold and silver, metal strips and old borders are used innovatively and elegantly to create evening glamour for socialite women. She does not use any animal products.