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Archives: '21 Issue 01


Shantanu Pandit
July 15, 2021

Soft Pop to Soothe the Soul

Text by Ranjabati Das. Photographs by Sawani Kumar

Melancholic and melodic, Shantanu Pandit’s new music is the perfect antidote to these fraught times. Marked with advanced maturity folded over a keen sense of awareness and authenticity – it has the potential to cut across age groups, from adolescents through to those in their mid-thirties. But within them, the prime takers for his debut album Milk Teeth may just be the adamant romantics seeking comfort in a past innocence after “adulting” and looking to view the world anew, much like Pandit


Vaishali Shadangule, Paris Haute Couture
July 08, 2021

An unstoppable design maverick on what to expect from her debut couture collection, the cathartic relationship she shares with Indian handlooms and nature and finding perspective under the sea


Shankara
July 02, 2021

Is there such a thing as modern Ayurveda? We find out…

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photography and Styling by Mallika Chandra

Initially founded across the seven seas, the beauty brand Shankara is dedicated to upholding the values of one of the world’s oldest systems of traditional medicine in a contemporary context


Ingredients used for dyes

These Brands Have Their Hearts In Sri Lanka And Their Eyes On The World

Text by Ranjabati Das. Interviews by Akanksha Pandey.

Verve speaks to Josie George, Joanne Stoker and Amesh Wijesekara, respectively the founders of Amma, Noad and Amesh – clothing labels that are rooted in and derive inspiration from the island country – and unpacks how they are driving progress in the sustainability space


Zuby Johal painting the prosthetic teeth for a character in Ghost Stories
June 11, 2021

Material Girl

Text by Shirin Mehta. Interview by Shweta Navandar.

Movie prosthetics artist Zuby Johal uses innovative make-up techniques and can scare the wits out of you…. She also displays an innate love of fashion, with the desire to extend her expertise in working with silicone to the clothing and lifestyle sectors…


June 08, 2021

Armed with complete creative liberty and imaginations that run wild, these artists tastefully reimagined the Italian luxury label’s collection of studded bags and crochet sneakers on canvas


June 04, 2021

Huemn’s Nature

Text by Ranjabati Das. With inputs from Akanksha Pandey

Their unisex designs and provocative campaigns break through the prescribed conventions of beauty and gender with the specific aim to generate fresh debate on fashion’s potential to influence self-expression and cultural opinions. Designers Shyma Shetty and Pranav Misra talk to Verve about selling the idea of individuality through the medium of clothing, redefining norms and encouraging creatives and consumers alike to speak up and let their personal philosophies inform their clothing choices


Avant-Garde Fashion Conceptual Wear, Prosthetics

Shape Shifters

Photographed by Amit Mali. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Art direction by Mallika Chandra. Hair and make-up by Kiran Denzongpa at Feat. Artists. Models: Roshan Poulose, at Inega Management, and Giaa Singh Arora. Fashion assistant: Sarah Rajkotwala

Sculptural shoulder pads, textiles that resemble gills, amorphous metal jewellery and snaking hair extensions offer a dramatic re-imagining of the human silhouette


May 07, 2021

Bag to the Future

Text by Zaral Shah

Shot remotely from around the world, Coach Forever’s Spring 2021 collection features well-known members of the house’s international family in a digital exhibit


May 05, 2021

Not just another skincare brand

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photographs by Mallika Chandra.

Broccoli seed oil, goat milk and kaolin clay – the Coimbatore-based Vilvah is experimenting with unorthodox ingredients that do wonders for the skin and hair