NewZNew (Chandigarh) : ZaPalooza —a groovy fashion, arts & music festival for fashionistas, art buffs and music lovers held at Chandigarh’s hippest mall—Elante, The Courtyard. Conceptualized & organized by Chandigarh-based IndieIcons Media (www.indieicons.com) and Mumbai-based Windmills, Zapalooza, Chandigarh Edition is a quirky & fun, yet scaled-up version of pop-up bazaars.
Celebrating India’s burgeoning creativity in arts & design, ZaPalooza is a 2-day arts, music and fashion flee-cum-fest, with 40+ stalls— selling off-beat apparel, accessories, home décor and lifestyle products by quirky brands like Item Number, Indricka, Air Castle, Pillow2Pillow, Poppadum Art, Dhaaga Handcrafts, Saurabh Kant Srivastava, Swag, Lacquer Embassy and Tjori Handcrafts from Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkatta and Delhi! Also, there are design houses Dazzling Bling, Anoop Apparels and Audarya Couture from the region!
“ZaPalooza is a platform for artists & designers doing fun, cutesy or out-of-the-box stuff. Or youngsters who may not have branded shops & may be selling through Facebook or websites,” chirps Anandita Gupta, CEO & Founder of www.indieicons.com, who has collaborated with her friend Inshaa Arora’s Mumbai-based company Windmills, to bring Zapalooza to Chandigarh.
Both these young ladies belong to Chandigarh & feel the city needs to experience something like this! “While the flea market scene is scorching up everywhere, we found the lack of inspiring things to do in Chandigarh,” chorus Inshaa and Anandita, who plan to hold ZaPalooza, every few months at Chandigarh.
Popular Rock bands Bridge Music Academy ENSEMBLE by Jazz pianist Nipun Cheema; Just Ittefaaq by Jasleen Aulakh; Beyond Jade; Spring Time Slaughter;The Pacemakers; Blame the Monkey; MOA and Project 25th Hour enthralled the audiences with their captivating performances.
The fest also had working going on for the art, cookery and dance lovers. Shoe-stylizing by fashion footwear designer Swatimodo; Flair Bartending by Flair Mania Bartending and Fun cooking workshops by Chef Suchint at Mocha, Elante Courtyard was a bonus for the visitors in addition to all the fun.
Flirty Girl erotic dance workshop by The Urban School of Dance at the Beer Café, Elante Courtyard will be organized on Sunday from 11a.m –12 noon.
Other interactive stalls at ZaPalooza are Tarrot reader Harpreet Narula from Amritsar, Caricatures by George from Delhi, Magician Aashish from Chandigarh, Nail art by Cleopatra: Chain of beauty, wellness spa & makeup, Tshirt & helmet painting by Herb’uzer Tattooland school of tattoos.
Besides exhibits, ZaPalooza has art & auto installations (powered by Aautosync Innovations). For foodies, the Cafes at Elante, The Courtyard, would be serving gourmet cuisine and ZaPalooza special menus. Sporting a funky décor, the fest would have vintage beauties by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Chandigarh.