Manish Arora and Rohit Bal were among the six Indian designers selected by Maria Luisa to attend the Indian evening at the 21st edition of the festival d’Hyeres.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This year was the first time that the President of the Fashion Design Council of India attended the festival of Hyeres. Mrs. Rathi Vinay Jha arrived with the six designers chosen by Maria Luisa at the recent Delhi Fashion Week.  I shared a few moments under the trees of the villa with two of the designers from New Delhi. Rohit Bal and Manish Arora. Also at Hyeres were Rajesh Pratap Singh, Anju Modi and Anamika were among the six.   


Manish Arora and DP and Rohit Bal with Thomas Beckner at the 21st edition of the Hyeres festival

Also in attendance was the French cultural attache to the French Embassy in India, Jerome Neutres. Mr. Neutures is involved in another project from 15 July to l5 September that promotes India in France called L’Art a la plage, for more details you can visit their website:



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.