Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood’s Fashionable Sweetheart

Sonam Kapoor styled by Nikhil Mansata | Photo: R Burman for BoF

BoF columnist Bandana Tewari speaks to 28 year-old actor Sonam Kapoor — daughter of legendary Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and a member of the recently launched BoF 500 — about the power of entertainment and Bollywood’s unique ability to move the Indian fashion market.

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Inside India’s Big Fat $38 Billion Wedding Market, Part 2

Rohit Bal and Sonam Kapoor at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 | Source: Rohit Bal

Yesterday, in Part 1, BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to designers, show organisers, media executives and former brides to learn why weddings are such big business in India. Today, get to know the couture-level designers that cater to the top end of the country’s bridal market, the opportunities for international luxury brands and the forces set to shape the market in the years to come.

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Hong Kong value, Condé Nast TV, Amazon as magazine middle man, Surface technique, Bollywood style

Chanel on Canton Road | Source: Asian Central

Highest Quality, Lowest Prices in Hong Kong (Bloomberg) “Hong Kong retail sales, boosted by mainland Chinese tourists, surged 26 percent to HK$264 billion ($34 billion) in the eight months through August… Zhang Zuoru said it was worth waiting in line in the Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district of the former British colony. She bought a bag in the Chanel store on Canton Road for 33,000 yuan ($5,190), at least 20 percent less

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