Tabloid favourite, international jetsetter and celebrity designer, Ashish N Soni recounts his fashionable journey as he celebrates 25 years of his label this year.
The Life of a 1% Diamond
What is really going on behind Surat’s high-technology labour-intensive diamond industry?
Swati and Sunaina: Zari and the Art of Banarasi Sari Maintenance
Sari designers Swati Agarwal and Sunaina Jalan are reviving the art of Banarasi zari to make it economically viable and aesthetically breathtaking.
How Nicobar Became the Digital Generation’s Go-to Lifestyle Label
Born at the intersection of design and technology, fashion and lifestyle label Nicobar has an unconventional branding and marketing strategy that is all set to change the way modern Indians shop.
Adeeb Ahamed Is Taking LuLu Group Further with Food, Toys and Fashion
The UAE-based MD of Lulu Exchange Holdings Adeeb Ahamed introduced popular international restaurant chains to India. This year, he is playing with toys and fashion.
How Sonam Kapoor Conquered the Virtual World
The Bollywood actress and fashion icon sure knows how to grab eyeballs. What is it that makes her social-media feed irresistible?
Offbeat by Design: India’s New Jewellery Makers
A fearless crop of jewellery designers is changing the way Indians and Indophiles adorn themselves, using craft-based intricacies and unlikely materials. I spoke to six enterprising bauble creators.
Lecoanet Hemant: Clothed in Reinvention
The 40-year journey of haute couturiers Lecoanet Hemant from Paris to Delhi is one of restless change and a constant pushing of boundaries.
Sam Bhatia: Making French Wine for the Indian at Heart
Launched less than four years ago, Sufi Wines have created a stir on the American east coast, with wine blends made in France that go perfectly with spicy Indian cuisines. Meet Sam Bhatia, the man behind the Mirza Ghalib range of wines.
These Fashion Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Way Indians Shop
A new breed of app designers and internet entrepreneurs are changing the landscape of fashion retail in India.
Good Earth and Nicobar: Reinventing Indian Luxury, Twice
Hugely popular design retailers Good Earth and Nicobar are both a culmination of risky business decisions that appear sound only in retrospect. Here is what it takes to reinvent, twice, the modern Indian concept of luxury
A Taste of Indian Hospitality in Ajman
A luxurious new property by The Oberoi Group in UAE called Al Zorah is all set to put the little emirate of Ajman on the global tourist radar.
A Quiet Minimalistic Revolution in India’s Fashion Aesthetic
A quiet revolution is taking place in fashion as a minimalistic, comfort-driven new aesthetic takes over clothing and accessories. One thing unites them all: a fierce love for Indian craft and heritage, and a keen understanding of global winds of change.
Shoes You Can Live and Die In
A classic moccasin inspired by the buttonhole detail, Zegna's new Asola shoes weigh only 280 grams and are perfect for the travelling man who seeks style without compromising comfort. Italians, in fact, wear them without socks.
The Many Hats of JJ Valaya
Ace Indian couturier JJ Valaya has straddled the world of interiors, photography and art with ease. Aekta Kapoor talks to the man behind the magic.