Now, Rohit Bal jazzes up lighter

New Delhi: Rohit Bal, one of India`s foremost fashion designers, has unveiled a new version of an iconic windproof lighter "which exudes individuality" and has "a sophistication of its own".

"I have immensely enjoyed designing a customized Zippo lighter. This is not just a windproof pocket lighter; it is a limited edition collectible piece which exudes individuality and individual style and has a sophistication of its own," Bal said of his effort.

Adorned with a lotus motif, Bal terms the lighter as an extension of himself.

"It is part of my most loved creations as it stands for purity of design and purity of thought.

David B. Warfel, director of global marketing for the Zippo Manufacturing Company, said: "We are excited to be associated with one of India`s most famous and respected fashion designers, Rohit Bal. Zippo is an iconic brand that has a rich history, evident through its exquisite collection of lighters and we are delighted at this mutually rewarding partnership."