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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)

Showcasing garments, accessories, photographs, films, and even his personal possessions, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams — the retrospective on the legendary couturier at the V&A, London — unveils the diverse dimensions of the man and his brand. Verve experiences the glamour of the fashion house at the VIP preview
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Wendell Rodricks

The lingua franca of Indian fashion started taking shape in the early ’90s when designers from different parts of the country began to move out of their cocooned boutiques into the mass retail landscape, where they conceptualised exclusive brands that were built on a quintessentially Indian aesthetic. Rushmika Banerjee reaches out to three industry stalwarts, who started their careers in the same decade, and has them reimagine one of their classic designs for a contemporary buyer
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Are Fashion Weeks Still Relevant?

Are Fashion Weeks Still Relevant?

Images by Ayesha Kapadia

With designers choosing to debut collections on social media, magazine editors visiting infrequently, buyers cutting short their time spent and no one really clamouring for that controversial front row -- does anybody still care? Asks Nishat Fatima.
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Designers Turned Storytellers On Day 2 Of India Fashion Week

Text by Akanksha Pandey and Ojas Kolvankar. With inputs from Rushmika Banerjee

From Prashant Verma’s theatrical performance to Huemn’s homage to the youth of Kashmir, day 2 was about self-reflection
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Innovative Textile Techniques Uplift Design Sensibilities On Day 1 Of India Fashion Week

Text by Akanksha Pandey and Ojas Kolvankar. With inputs from Rushmika Banerjee

The fashion week kick-started with a lineup of promising young designers and veterans who focused on sustainability and social development through mindful design interventions
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March 13, 2019

In a freewheeling chat with Verve, the designer talks about his womenswear line, his perseverance to create high-quality clothes and how his wife influenced him to design for women by borrowing from the label’s menswear classics
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Pankaj & Nidhi promote glam-luxe with their art-inspired separates, Diksha Khanna will present zari denim and Huemn pays homage to Kashmir, starting tomorrow.
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Fashion, Get The Look

A Throwback To The Clubbing Fashion Of The ’90s

Photographed by Indra Joshi. Styling by Akanksha Pandey and Shweta Navandar. Hair and Make-Up by Flavia Giu at Toabh Creative Private Limited. Model: Rahul Munda at Anima Creative Management. Location courtesy: Kitty Su at The Lalit, Mumbai

Verve time travels back to an era when clubbing was cool and sleepless nights were a good thing. We revel in over-the-top glamour, choreographed dance moves and strobe lights and get our favourite old-school kids — actor Jim Sarbh, photographer Sushant Chhabria, stylist Shweta Betty, visual artist Messmonté, model Rahul Munda and artist Gia Singh Arora — to party like it’s 1999
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Chandni Sareen, The Ikat Story

Jean Mapping: Chandni Sareen Of The Ikat Story

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Uma Damle. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Make-Up and Hair by Suraj Tiwari. Models: Tashi Pedy, Sumaya Hazarika, Both at Anima Creative Management

Denim is a ubiquitous fabric whose history can be traced along the length and breadth of the globe. In the last of a five part series, Verve speaks to Chandni Sareen who specialises in upcycled garments for women combining vintage denim with ikat.
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Kanika Jain, Kanelle
February 28, 2019

Jean Mapping: Kanika Jain of Kanelle

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Uma Damle. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Make-Up and Hair by Suraj Tiwari. Models: Tashi Pedy, Sumaya Hazarika, Both at Anima Creative Management

Denim is a ubiquitous fabric whose history can be traced along the length and breadth of the globe. In part 4 of our 5 part series, Verve speaks to Kanika Jain who specialises in contemporary machine-stitched denim separates.
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Kriti Tula, Doodlage
February 27, 2019

Jean Mapping: Kriti Tula of Doodlage

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Uma Damle. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Make-Up and Hair by Suraj Tiwari. Models: Tashi Pedy, Sumaya Hazarika, Both at Anima Creative Management

Denim is a ubiquitous fabric whose history can be traced along the length and breadth of the globe. In part 3 of a 5 part series Verve speaks to Kriti Tula of Doodlage who specialises recycled denim garments and accessories for men and women made from scrap fabric.
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Diksha Khanna
February 26, 2019

Jean Mapping: Diksha Khanna

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Uma Damle. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Make-Up and Hair by Suraj Tiwari. Models: Tashi Pedy, Sumaya Hazarika, Both at Anima Creative Management

Denim is a ubiquitous fabric whose history can be traced along the length and breadth of the globe. In the second of a 5 part series, Verve speaks to the designer who specialises in distressed denim saris made from handwoven and scrap fabric.
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