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.

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.

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.

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.

The Problem Solvers: Shivan and Narresh

India’s first and only swimwear designers have gone from laurel to laurel by looking at gaps in the market that needed to be filled, and solving the oldest of women’s problems – self-confidence.

A Star is Worn: Indian Fashion’s Obsession with Bollywood

In the past two decades, the fashion industry has no doubt matured and developed a more organised infrastructure of fashion weeks, commercially driven ramp shows and a backbone of PR managers, professional stylists and choreographers. But another factor has taken firm root along the warp and weft of Indian fashion: the star power of Bollywood.

Click Couture: The Rise and Rise of Designer E-commerce in India

With designers and multi-label stores quickly adapting to virtual reality, the Indian fashion scene is all set for a digital revolution.

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.

From Inspiration to Cultural Appropriation

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

Diva’ni: Bollywood Scripted in Every Stitch

Coming at a time when more and more Indian fashion designers are waking up to the lucrative luxury bridal market, the tie-up with KBSH makes perfect sense for YRF, for the three-generation-old sari major is already waist-deep in designer wedding wear.

The Big Buffet: India’s Booming Wedding Market

Set against a gloomy backdrop of a slowing economy, rising inflation and falling value of the rupee against the dollar, the luxury wedding market in India shines so brightly with its zardozi gold threads and kundan-studded glitter that one is tempted to label it ‘recession-proof’.

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