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In Good Company

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Lyn Averson. Styled by Vrinda L Seth. Production by Lamya Bhatri Ebrahim. Hair & Make-Up by Kate Aguilar

Two women. Two start-ups. Two thought leaders. The result of an impromptu idea, Ankiti Bose’s Singapore-based digital fashion marketplace, Zilingo, is en route to a billion dollar valuation just four years after its launch. Its rapid rise caught the eye of fellow businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of the over-four-decade-old Biocon, who herself holds an unmatched position in corporate India. She naturally takes a mentoring stance when Verve combines the entrepreneurial powers of the Bengaluru-born disruptors for a reliably impressive exchange of ideas as Shirin Mehta listens in
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Like Father Unlike Daughter

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed By Sushant Kadam. Hair And Make-Up By Anuradha Raman. Location Courtesy: Soho House Mumbai

Creative consultant Ekta Rajani and businessman Suresh Rajani may share the same blood, but their approaches to style are hardly related. The daughter’s downsized and minimalist-yet-original wardrobe has inspired young consumers to re-evaluate their purchasing patterns, while the equally couture-conscious father follows a more outlandish school of fashion. Verve spends a day observing the pair’s tailor-made modes of self-expression
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In conversation with the academic director of the International fashion school on shaping the next generation in design.
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October 07, 2019

Designer Saurabh Mahajan talks about his efforts to offer transparency to the consumer through his interior and accessories label
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7 Designers Answer Pressing Questions On Sustainability In Fashion

Compiled by Akanksha Pandey and Rushmika Banerjee

From the show format to the question about unsold garments Team Verve asks designers from Day 2 of the Lakmé Fashion Week line-up to share their thoughts on the vision and values of running a sustainable label in the current fashion landscape.
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Hilton Shillim, Wellness Retreat, Sahyadri Mountains, Wellness resort

Preserving and enhancing the delicate ecosystem of the Sahyadris with its lush surroundings, Dharana at Shillim is striving to make city-dwellers connect with the environment by offering organic farming sessions and tailor-made wellness programmes.
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