GOA-ING GLAM: Continuing its partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, W Hotels Worldwide is marking the opening of W Goa — its 50th hotel and its first location in India — with a new capsule collection. The international hotel group tapped Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, the husband-and-wife duo behind New York-based label Sachin & Babi, to design a seven-piece capsule collection of beach-to-night styles inspired by the city’s multicultural history and vibrant architecture.
The colorful collection includes a pair of off-the-shoulder ruffled tunics and three dresses — all decorated with pom-pom tassels to resemble the marigold flowers ubiquitous in the region — as well as a straw beach tote and turquoise glass bead earrings. Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia — natives of Delhi and Bombay, respectively — said designing the Goa collection was a “serendipitous homecoming of sorts” that allowed them to revisit their childhood and teenage years, which were spent in the western Indian region.
The Sachin & Babi x W Goa collection, which ranges in price from $275 to $795, will be available at W Goa, opening on Nov. 1, with select items available at whotelsthestore.com. The Ahluwalias, CFDA members since 2014, will cohost an event in Mumbai on Oct. 7 to fete the collection.