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Ekstasis – That’s What Ashly Noronha Previewed for Summer 2019 at The Olive Canvas

The Olive Canvas with Ranjit Rodricks presented Ekstasis by Ashley Noronha at Olive Bar & Kitchen in Mumbai.

Ashly Noronha
Ashly Noronha

Young designer Ashly Noronha bedazzled his guests with a lethal dose of EKSTASIS at the monthly Olive Canvas with Ranjit Rodricks in Mumbai last night.

Ashly chose to have a cross-section of his friends and family as his muses to model his summer 2019 collection because, “My clothes are all about inclusivity,” he tells us.

K. Afan with Dr. Cheryl Misquitta
K. Afan with Dr. Cheryl Misquitta

Speaking about the collection, Ashly tells us, “Ekstasis – by definition, is the state of being rapt out of oneself; characterized by a state of fascination, filled with intense and pleasurable emotions. Though you may feel disconnected with the world, the only constant you have is yourself. Ekstasis embodies this absolute state of mind, and personifies unique emotions, characteristics and conflicts that are birthed in transit towards self-actualisation. This collection encourages you to lose your inhibitions, break out of norms and traverse the spectrum of the human condition – in order to truly find yourself.”

Ayush Padukone Srivastava
Ayush Padukone Srivastava
Amit Om Malik
Amit Om Malik
K. Afan
K. Afan

What we loved most about the collection is the fact that the prints were especially designed by Ashly over a three-months period, thus making his collection truly exclusive and one-of-a-kind.

Shanaya Misquitta
Shanaya Misquitta
Esha Mandal
Esha Mandal
Dr. Cheryl Misquitta
Dr. Cheryl Misquitta

The show saw a vibrant mix of muses from all walks of life, sporting his designs. Dr. Cheryl Misquitta (President of Bandra Gymkhana in Mumbai), college students Esha Mandal, Shanaya Misquitta and Ayush Padukone Srivastava, deejay K. Afan, upcoming Bollywood actor Amit Om Malik (he will be seen in Student of the Year 2) and model Apurrva Soni were just a few of the beautiful people who carried off his designs with elan.

Apurrva Soni
Apurrva Soni
Shanaya and Dr. Cheryl Misquitta
Shanaya and Dr. Cheryl Misquitta

The event saw a number of senior designers from the Indian fashion industry come out to show their support for this talented newbie…

Salim Asgarally
Salim Asgarally
Lascelles Symons
Lascelles Symons
Mayur Rajput
Mayur Rajput

And finally, the event would not have been possible without the wonderful Skyy Vodka cocktails, courtesy of Aspri Spirits. Thank you Rajesh Israni and Sweta Mohanty for always being on board as the spirit partner for The Olive Canvas.

Sarita and Rajesh Israni
Sarita and Rajesh Israni
Sweta Mohanty with Ranjit Rodricks
Sweta Mohanty with Ranjit Rodricks

Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.

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