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Kallol Datta: “We Need More Angry Designers”

Image courtesy: Mallika Chandra

The end to yet another fashion week causes clothes maker Kallol Datta to look inwards, shining a torch into the shadowy crevices of the abandoned runway halls. He speaks about the need for fashion to be more political…
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February 17, 2020

Every Man For Himself

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Suraj Nongmaithem. Styled by Ojas Kolvankar. Hair by Ankita Warakhade. Make-Up by Pratiksha Nair. Location Courtesy: Ensemble, Kala Ghoda. Models: Rahul Munda and Peka Fanai, both at Anima Creative Management

The menswear retail sector has undergone a visible evolution as it moved from offering just boring basics or expensive designer garments to including multi-designer men’s stores and Instagram brands that are eco-friendly and influenced by street style. Verve gives you an overview of the ready-to-wear market while highlighting a mix of well-established and under-the-radar labels
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Cancelled Plans, Chambray & Co., Circular Design, Circular Design Challenge, circular fashion, Esha Agarwal Fernandes, Gauri Gopal Agrawal, Lakme Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, Malai, Mallika Reddy, Off-Grain, Panja Dhurries, Shoddy wool, Skilled Samaritan, Susmith Chempodil, Sustainable Day, Sustainable Fashion, Varsha Rani Solanki, Zuzana Gombosova
February 05, 2020

Days away from competing against three other designers in Lakmé Fashion Week's Circular Design Challenge, Gauri Agrawal and Varsha Solanki make strong cases for why their brands deserve to win.
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Louis Vuitton, Fashion
January 14, 2020

Case On Point

Photographed by Ashish Shah. Creative Direction by Nitya Arora. Photographer’s Assistant: Abhishek Rao. Hair and Make-Up: Leeview Biswas. Models: Pooja Shree at Anima Creative Management and Neeraj Saini at Ninjas Model Management. Location Courtesy: The Maharajas’ Express

Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogrammed luggage accompanies a solo traveller as she skips air travel and takes a slowed-down journey on the Maharajas’ Express
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Fashion, Get The Look

Think Twice

Styling by Ojas Kolvankar

‘Fashion with function’ is the mantra of modern style, and Verve gets five original minds to describe how they reframed the standard avatars of traditional attire and cast them in a contemporary mould
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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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November 25, 2019

Festive Metallics Get A Modern Interpretation

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Dolly Devi, Feat. Artists. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Hair: Akshata Honawar. Make-up: Sonam Chandna Sagar. Assisted by: Aayushi Parekh. Model: Sumaya Hazarika, Anima Creative Management

Over-the-top dazzle or a hint of glitter, celebrations in India bring out the shine. Verve spotlights modern-day metallics that draw inspiration from festive elements — sparklers, varq, a kalash, and wedding mandaps — and styles gold, silver, copper and red-and-gold separates on model Sumaya Hazarika as she throws light on her scintillating go-to ensembles for this season…
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A Stitch In Time

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Curated by Ojas Kolvankar.

There’s a growing wave of young people in urban India who are renouncing shopping altogether in favour of making their own clothes. Five creative individuals share their stories.
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October 25, 2019

India’s textile heritage gets a modernistic spin as Verve visualises the future of home-grown fabrics. Hand-cut weaves, hand-sewn ensembles and hand-knotted fabrics — with a focus on innovation and yarn revivals — break convention in an out-of-this-world sartorial line-up.
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Spunky Film Critic Sucharita Tyagi Models The Season’s Standout Styles

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographer: Farhan Hussain, Feat. Artists. Styling: Akanksha Pandey. Hair and Make-Up: Eshwar Log, Eficiente Artist Management

Elevate your everyday basics with exaggerated silhouettes, statement-making tailoring and sharp cuts. Verve picks out four standout shapes – curved shoulders, elongated sleeves, boxy jackets and circular jumpsuits – and styles them on Sucharita Tyagi, the gutsy film critic with an adventurous wardrobe, as she reviews her favourite fashion moments from the silver screen…
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3QUARTERS, C. C. Shroff Self Help Centre, conscious fashion, Diti Kotecha, Featured, Khamir, Online Exclusive, plastic disposal, plastic upcycling, plastic waste, Sustainable Fashion, Théla

Christened after the colloquial name for plastic bag in Hindi, Théla's pouches, accessories, jewellery and home decor products are India-born Diti's answer to the world's burgeoning plastic disposal problems
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Style Trends

The Best Of Retro Fashion: Flamboyant Patterns, Exaggerated Silhouettes And Colour-Blocked Separates

Photographed by Indra Joshi. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Assisted by Ateka Tambawala. Hair and Make-Up: Guia Bianchi, Anima Creative Management. Model: Sanjeevani Deoghare, Feat. Artists

Verve spins a kitschy tale of vintage-meets-modern with model Sanjeevani Deoghare, as she slips into the biggest hits from the good ol’ days – jumpsuits, ’80s-inspired power blazers, optical illusion prints, lungis and feminine maximalism
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