Jewellery ads featuring film stars and celebrities are a sign of revival for an industry that has weathered a difficult storm of excise duty, demonetization and GST.
A group of creative entrepreneurs and product designers have set out to mark Jaipur as the design capital of India. They believe that though Jaipur is a World Craft City, we need to make a special effort to sustain and incentivize traditional crafts.
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.
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.
Diamond brand Forevermark has tied up with ace Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee for a new collection of jewels, titled Zanyah. This is Mukherjee’s first line of fine jewellery, and going by his previous oeuvre of work, promises to be exquisite.
While 3D printing has been increasingly explored in jewellery-making of late, Isharya's founders Gauri and Radhika Tandon have created an entire collection using state-of-the-art 3D printed technology, making them the first in India to do so.
With designers and multi-label stores quickly adapting to virtual reality, the Indian fashion scene is all set for a digital revolution.
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.
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?