Kirat Young: The Jewelled Journey of India’s First Supermodel

Supermodel, jewellery designer, femme fatale – Kirat Young’s charmed life is a tale of spunk and derring-do, from boarding school in Dehradun to Parisian high society.

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Devangi Parekh: Taking Fashion Retail to Stylish New Shores

As the fashion landscape booms with more designers, retailers and e-commerce players, Devangi Parekh of Aza Fashions plans to be a critical part of this expansion.

The Day of the Jacket

Coats maketh the man, and nothing is more important than knowing your slim fits from your oversized priorities this season.

Bibhu Mohapatra: A Dreamer in Manhattan

Even after his remarkable rise to fashion fame from Rourkela to New York and a coveted space in the closets of the world’s most stylish women, Bibhu Mohapatra still evokes the fresh flavour of his Odisha roots in his designs and life.

Suket Dhir: Winning the Woolmark Prize 2016

From a childhood in insurgency-torn Punjab, to winning the world’s most prestigious fashion award, to designing the new RSS uniform, turning points are the rule rather than the exception in designer Suket Dhir’s life.

From Inspiration to Cultural Appropriation

When does fashion go from inspiration to cultural appropriation? Can one go ‘too far’ in design and creativity?

Clothes in Motion

The most defining lifestyle trend of this decade, athleisure has changed the way we dress, move, appear and feel.

Menswear, Ungendered

Androgyny has established itself firmly in mainstream menswear this winter, and it’s only getting bigger.

Luxury Fashion, Now in Hindi at a Store Near You

Marketing to Indian audiences has always been a challenge for foreign brands entering the country. While some modify their strategies for local audiences, most stick to their global marketing strategy for the Indian audience as well. Interestingly, they all use English for communication in India.

Eina Ahluwalia Show Review: Jewellery That Opens Your Mind

It is dark and the first sight we see is the gold bust of a fat woman. At the base lie jars of hair removal creams, tweezers and razors, along with flowers and candles. It is an altar for a Venus statue discovered several thousand years ago. The sight appalls and shocks you momentarily. Venus, fat? The death of hair removal?

The 3 Ultimate Fashion Accessories That Money Can’t Buy

There are three fashion accessories money can’t buy. You either have ‘em, or you spend all your time buying stuff to make up for the lack of ‘em.

Niharika Khan: Dressing Up the Stars in ‘Bombay Velvet’

'Bombay Velvet' was by far the largest production Niharika Khan ever worked on. “People are shocked when they hear the budget I got – they ask me, ‘How did you manage with just that much?’ See, that’s the thing with period films. You have to make it amazing but you also have to work within your budget parameters,” she explains.

Go Forward and Wow Cannes, You Brave Bollywood Beauties!

Indian divas at Cannes have a heavy burden to shoulder. They carry the aspirations and expectations of a billion people along with them on their first-class airline seats. But what the general Indian public often does not realize is that the photos they see in the papers or on the websites don’t represent the complete picture.

She Doesn’t Follow Trends. So Why Is This Jewellery Designer Trending?

It is easy to fall in love with Eina Ahluwalia when you meet her. The conceptual jewellery artist is warm, down-to-earth and good-humoured.

Rings of Fire, Love and Memories

So the thing is, I have a fetish for rings. Any kind of rings will do. Gold, silver, platinum, mixed metals, fashion jewellery – even creative plastic. But my favourite rings are invariably those with memories attached to them like silent price tags.

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