LIVA Crème, the new age fabric from the Aditya Birla Group, was launched recently by Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group. Speaking on the occasion Birla said, “I recount that when we set out on this journey, our vision was to create value for the entire value chain of viscose based fabrics. I am so pleased to say that the ecosystem of our LAPF partners has resulted in also placing India on the global map. We are now a preferred sourcing destination of viscose based products. This is truly in the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ initiative of our honourable Prime Minister.”
“One of the finest examples of customer centricity within the Group has been our VSF business. From being just product focused, the business has moved superbly to “providing solutions” to customers by working seamlessly with the value chain. LIVA’s end-to-end ecosystem of a high quality product, continuous innovation, the LAPF network and aspiration created by communication and brand engagement is a great case study in consumer focus.” added Birla.
Birla introduced the next innovation – Liva Crème fabric. Embedded in it is the core promise of Liva. Coupled with it are the enhanced features of luxurious fineness and softness. In spawning Liva Crème, he, complimented the LAPF partners who he said have embellished the product with their experience and expertise.
The event was launched amidst a lot of fanfare and glitterati with Bollywood actress and Liva Crème brand ambassador Kangana Ranaut walking the ramp. Liva Crème fabric – a new variant of Liva fabric – offers consumers the luxurious soft feel which is fluid and natural.
The fashion show had modeled exclusive Spring Summer ’17 collections of Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Shoppers Stop, Biba and Pantaloons made in Liva Crème fabric.
The Liva tagged garments will be available across premium brands like Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Shoppers Stop, Biba, Pantaloons and Lifestyle among others. Renowned designers namely Nikhil Thampi, Shivan-Naresh and Ka-Sha have created collections for Allen Solly, Van Heusen and Shoppers Stop respectively. Focus markets for Liva Crème will be Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Garments made of LIVA Crème can be identified with the gold and cream coloured tag at the stores.
“It is always our endeavour to offer something new to our customer. Liva Crème fabric has all the attributes of Liva fabric while offering the added benefit of luxurious soft feel. The fabric has found tremendous response from women consumers, as per a research conducted in Mumbai and Delhi. The proposition of luxurious softness has been crafted basis their feedback”, said Dilip Gaur, Business Director -Pulp & Fibre
“Overall, the designer associations with leading brands to create exquisite Liva Crème collections, a stunning campaign with Kangana Ranaut and premium point of sale communication will all work towards positioning Liva Crème as a premium brand in the minds of consumers,” added Rajeev Gopal, CMO – Birla Cellulose.
While designers have loved the fabric, each designer has interpreted Liva Crème fabric in their own creative way.
“Liva Crème fabric is very light, very airy and breathable. It has a fluid nature with a luxurious soft feel. With Liva Crème it’s very easy to be comfortable and we believe in making clothes which are comfortable. It was really interesting collaboration and was fun to work with the team”, said Karishma Shahani Khan (Ka-Sha) who has used Liva Crème for her exclusive collection at Shoppers Stop.
“It was a great experience designing the collection with Liva Crème fabric. It is a nature based fabric that is exquisite. It has an effortless drape and has a unique luxurious feel. We let the fabric give a design direction to us. Liva Crème was a great starting point to the collection. The fabric blend very effortlessly with the design”, said the designer duo – Shivan and Naresh with respect to their exclusive Liva Crème collection for Van Heusen.
“Liva Crème is a nature based fabric which has a great balance of fluidity and luxurious softness. The fabric is fluid and premium. Liva Crème fabric was a complete dream to work with. The whole collaboration came together really well. I got to create some great designs for Allen Solly with Liva Crème. The mirage of all three brands coming together is a dream come true and I hope you all like the collection”, said the enthusiastic Nikhil Thampi for his collection for Allen Solly with Liva Crème.