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Archives: '21 Issue 01


August 25, 2021

Frames of Future Past

Text by Zaral Shah.

Visual artist Gaurav Ogale delves deeper into the stories of the six pieces that form his newest mixed media installation ‘majha’, created in conjunction with sound artist Farah Mulla


Lakshitaa Khanna
August 13, 2021

A water sommelier wants to change the way we consume this overlooked drink

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photography by Ritika Shah. Styling by Shweta Navandar

As bottled water companies continue to remove beneficial, naturally present minerals and nutrients through “purifying” processes, Lakshitaa Khanna has made it her business to learn everything she can about water’s varying flavours, textures and other properties, which are surprisingly complex. She talks to us about how she ended up in this unconventional profession and the importance of going back to the source


Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh x Nigo

The streetwear gods join forces to redefine the essential constituents of a top-tier menswear collaboration in 2021. Spoiler: it involves ducks, sleek tailoring and twisting the lexicons of so-called masculinity


Kastoori Barua
July 28, 2021

Face Value

Photography by Joshua Navalkar. Product styling by Swati Sinha

As the global skincare market for women experiences a boom, India’s growing purchasing power is seeing astronomical valuations being forecast for the domestic market as well, which includes the retail of international luxury brands. In line with the plugged-in, informed consumer’s discerning shopping strategies, Canada-based beauty aficionado Kastoori Barua offers a comprehensive guide to decoding the price-points of higher-end products


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

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