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November 15, 2022

A Suitable Degree

Text by Neerja Deodhar. Illustration by Gaurav Vikalp.

Over the last few decades, the IIT-IIM nexus has embedded itself in our collective imagination. We examine how these prestigious technology and management institutes took on a newer significance in the post ’90s economic landscape — one fixated on material achievements as markers of success — and put the obsession with the institutes in the context of the matrimony portal IITIIMShaadi.com, which propagates a similar culture of exclusivity
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November 04, 2022

Does The Allure Of Fashion Weeks Belie Their Inherent Anachronisms In A Post-Consumerist Society Driven By Conscious Consumption Patterns And Inclusivity?

Text by Ranjabati Das, with inputs from Akanksha Pandey and Sarah Rajkotwala. Photographs by Naomi Shah and Asad Sheikh.

Talking to Verve about the power of authenticity and the need for creative satisfaction over show and spectacle, industry insiders at the latest edition of FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week make a compelling case for rethinking fashion weeks and revisiting their relevance in the current context
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November 03, 2022

Conditioned to material excess and a never-ending dependence on conventional production and value systems, the fashion industry necessitates change. At Rise Worldwide’s Impact Hub, an art gallery-inspired space backed by The Woolmark Company at the recently held FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week, the following brands exhibited ground-breaking innovations — Relove by Kirti Poonia and Prateek Gupte, Craste by Himansha and Shubham Singh, Humanity Centred Designs by Vishal Tolambia, Priya Krishnamoorthy’s 200 Million Artisans and Phool by Ankit Agarwal
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The ace couturier returns to the runway after a hiatus of 12 years at the recently held FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week as the FDCI Showcase Designer of the season
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Meet The Newest Winners Of The INIFD GenNext And R|Elan Circular Design Challenge Shows At FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week

Interviews by Akanksha Pandey. Photographs by Asad Sheikh. Styled by Sarah Rajkotwala.

Verve catches up with the creative minds behind the brands — GenNext winners Aseem Kapoor, Stoïque, Til, Re- and Somya Goyal and Circular Design Challenge winner Pieux — set to usher in a new era of Indian fashion
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October 11, 2022

“Fashion Has Always Fomented A Possession Craze”: NIFT, Bengaluru’s Director On Having The Conversations That Matter

Interview by Vanya Lochan. Photographs by Anish. Styled by Susan Thomas. Assisted by Aakriti Arora. All clothing and accessories, Susan's own. Location courtesy: NIFT Bengaluru.

Susan Thomas’ eclectic philosophy on personal style has been shaped by early trips to the All India Handloom House and a keen interest in modern Indian history. In an exclusive interview, she speaks to us about making the shift from fashion outsider to insider, experimenting with saris, and being intentional in the present context of the need to expand the industry’s purview and engage in mindful consumption
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