With love, from India: Elephant Parade 2018 brightens up the streets of Londonhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/elephant-parade-2018-london-photos-5242305/

With love, from India: Elephant Parade 2018 brightens up the streets of London

In a bid to raise awareness for the need for elephant conservation, limited editions and handcrafted replicas by some of India's top designers like Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta and J J Valaya have been exhibited. Take a look at the beautiful sculptures here.

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London is currently host to Elephant Parade - the world’s biggest touring public elephant art exposition - that includes thirty, five-foot Elephant Parade sculptures exquisitely decorated by some of India’s best artists, designers and creative talents. In a bid to raise awareness for the need for elephant conservation, these sculptures have travelled to the UK from India. From top designers like Rohit Bal, and Gaurav Gupta, to J J Valaya among others, limited editions and handcrafted replicas have been exhibited. Check out the best picks here. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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'Infinity' is a gorgeous creation by designer Gaurav Gupta that flaunts Gupta's signature wavy textures and structures. The inspiration behind the design for this magnificent elephant is simply a spirit of infinity and timelessness. The colour red not only celebrates the essence of India, but is also the colour of urgency – the urgency of the situation to save this spiritual animal. (Source: gauravguptaoffcial/ Instagram)

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'Sheesh Mahal' by Rohit Bal is embellished with peacocks and flowers, with the designer bringing his house's unique blend of bold and intricate designs to the forefront. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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Luxury sustainable brand Good Earth dressed their elephants in their subtle colours and 'Tara Astamangala' had a sort of aesthetic beauty appealing to the eyes. (Source: goodearthindia/ Instagram)

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Meet Aranya, which means forest, foreign land or desert. This beautiful elephant by Suhasini Kejriwal carries a hidden message. Kejriwal’s design reflects loss: the foliage on the body represents a forest and wherever there is no forest the skeleton of the elephant is visible, suggesting extinction. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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Say hello to Little Shilpa, who is a labour of love and bears 'STOP' marks on her body stencilled in mehendi moulds. The beautiful pink and gold colours are thought-provoking representation thus influencing through beauty rather than intimidation. STOP! (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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Designed by Varun Bahl, 'Ele-nouveau deux’ rests outside one of the most iconic hotels of London, The Dorchester. A forest green painted sculpture, with a forest-like landscape winding its way on its body, the beauty is one of the 30 Indian sculptures travelling to London. (Source: thedorchester/ Instagram)

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This glorious gold beauty is J J Valaya's Kashmir Ki Kali. Along with intricate designs and careful embellishments, the elephant also boasts a horn on its head. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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'Marwar Matang' by Jodhpur Maharaja is a beauty in blue with blooming blossoms and waves enhancing the grace of the elephant. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)

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The very lovely Babar Travels to London is taking a break from his royal duties after posing with the Duchess of Cornwall. Don't miss the ghungroo adorning his feet and trunk. (Source: elephantparadefan/ Instagram)