We launched our Katalyst Mumbai collection in March 2014, and here is what these cool cats have been up to. Still pushing boundaries and switching up the game.
Randolph is releasing a solo Func album this summer as well as all previous Func discography, stay tuned by following him here. His duo band Shaai’r and Func released a new album in December 2014 called Align, with their characteristic alternative electronica soul vibe. The album art has been designed by our very own creative director Kunal Anand. Shaai’r & Func was also featured in Rolling Stone India in October last year, where Randolph candidly shares his music journey and influences. Give the new album a listen here.
Kalki continues to break the Bollywood mould with her new film Margarita, with a Straw also known as Choone Chali Aasman, which premiered on 8 September 2014 at the Contemporary World Cinema Programme at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to screen at reputed international film festivals. It is expected to release in Indian cinemas on 17th April 2015.
Our eccentric and multitalented Katalyst, Shahid Datawala is one who wears many aesthetic hats – a furniture designer, a jewellery designer, collector and photographer. He was featured in Vogue India for one of his stunning Black & White photo series with Kalki as his muse. You can explore some of his work at Tasveer or view some of his series here. If in Mumbai in the second week of March, go over to Gallery 7 and view his photo exhibition called I Was Once Alive as well.
The fabulous Dr. Susmita Mohanty continues to reach for the stars and is on a 2 week Art-Residency at Khoj where she held a public exhibition titled The Undivided Mind at Delhi as a part of CAAS Collective, showcasing her work on from 27th February to 3rd March. Her focus area also includes the collaboration she worked on with Aviral Saxena for the Katalyst collection – ‘the city as a spaceship’ but extended to Delhi & Khidki village as well. You can read more about the exhibition here and here.
As our Katalysts continue to inspire us, we invite you to check out the limited edition collection by clicking on the image below: