Mumbai witnessed the first ever Los Polistas International Women’s Polo Cup 2019, that introduced the first ever all-women polo match at ARC, Mahalaxmi. The teams that played were Team India which included Megan Judge, Cindy Halle, Rinaa Shah and Team USA which included Anna Winslow, Carolyn Stimmel and Ashley Parekh. The teams hoisted their country flag as a prelude to the exciting match. The match ended with a draw with Team India and Team USA with 8-8 each.
The International Women’s Polo Cup was absolutely enthralling with first ever all-women team play. The guests that were present at the event were Aditya Hitkari and Divya Palat, Ira Dubey, Rashmi Uday Singh, Kavita Lakhani, Alex and Namita Kuruvilla, Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Jennifer Larson Dy. High Commissioner US Consulate, Shyam Mehta, ARC, Chetan and Lavanya Hansraj, Himanshi Choudhary, Ihana Dhillon, Karishma Kotak, Munisha Khatwani, Hansa Singh, Riyadh Kundanmal, Warina Hussain, Sameer and Ritika Dattani, Simone Arora, Krishna Kumari – Princess of Panna, Sumeet Chopra, Mona Juneja, Karan Ahluwalia and Kekin Shah.
The tournament witnessed the launch of Rhea Parekh’s polo fashion brand – Los Polistas. There were 3 polo chukkas interspersed with the fashion show of the Los Polistas collection, as the athleisure trend is a global phenomenon now. Rhea Parekh comes from a legacy of success and innovation. Currently a sophomore in Parson’s School of Design, New York, and has a legacy of success and innovation running in her family. she hails from a family that is one of the world’s leading quartz kitchen sink manufacturer and the best in Asia, Acrysil.
‘I have always been enamoured by polo as a sport from a young age as I started riding. My father is a polo aficionado and has great regard for the players as well. While he initiated the polo league to celebrate the players, it was my sister and my responsibility to take this tradition forward. She is the youngest polo player in India. I decided to contribute by looking for the perfect way to bring the sport and my passion for design together. That’s how Los Polistas was born, it celebrates the sport and the player, offering designs that fit everyone’s personality, style, passions and budget. With the international Polo Cup, I found the perfect way to bridge the two opportunities.’
Bollywood diva, Warina Hussain, was the chic showstopper for Los Polistas dressed in polo pants and a signature logo tee. The LoveYatri actress said, ‘I am delighted to be present at the launch of this unique equestrian line, a first for India, inspired by the polo player. Clean lines, quality and detailing are the mainstay of the label. These work for any woman to combine elegance with understated style.’
Celebrating the confident, sporty and edgy side of polo life, Los Polistas is geared towards comfort, fashion, class and offers the perfect ensemble for horseback or a social event. With lush fabrics and easy fits in an eye-pleasing range of colours and silhouettes, Rhea’s collection captured how these wardrobe staples have become an effortless way to convey individual style.