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August 28, 2020

Basic Intimates

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Celia and Jang for Luu Liu; photographed by Aishwaryashree. Ikisvon Jamang; photographed by Zingyarlan Jamang with Mallika Chandra

From shops to Instagram to editorials, vintage clothing has taken a huge leap into the limelight, especially with both industry and consumer attempts at merging sustainability with fashion. But what about vintage lingerie? The appeal of a well-constructed lace bra or corset might be tied up with age-old wear and tear, but the truth will set you free.
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Aliya Curmally, Artisans, ASA, Asha Vaidya, Fashion Revolution India, Handloom, Handwoven, HARAGO, Harsh Agarwal, Homegrown, Indian Textiles, Indian weaves, local, Make in India, Radhi Parekh, Rouka by Sreejith Jeevan, Shreya Oza, Sreejith Jeevan
August 14, 2020

Cut From the Same Cloth

Text by Akanksha Pandey

Indigenous practice combined with modern implementation unlock the future of a sustainable clothing industry that champions handmade textiles
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August 03, 2020

Conscious Coupling

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

The pandemic has put things into perspective for Prada, prompting head honchos to look at the bigger picture and loosen their purse strings in support of initiatives that promise a better future for the planet
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Body of Work

Text by Prashant Verma. Photographed by Kalpesh Lathigra, assisted by Akanksha Goel. Styled by Akanksha Pandey

Harikrishnan is an ex-competitive bodybuilder who is now a fashion designer. Yup, welcome to the new generation. The narrative has changed.
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Boys And Their Toys

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Product and interior designer Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is diversifying into fashion with his label, Koy Toy Boy, inspired by the uninhibited workers at his construction site, who also showcase the subversive garments for his campaign.
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Sneakers from Converse, Puma and Veja. (Veja is exclusively available at VegNonVeg stores in India.)

Best Foot Forward

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

In a significant move towards sustainability, mainstream brands are launching street-chic green options which are crafted using natural materials. Verve spotlights three of few of them
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An Haute Setting

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

Zoya’s first Bengaluru store offers private spaces, a safe retail experience and artistic, handcrafted jewellery
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Natural Curiosity

Text by Shweta Navandar

A surge in interest around sustainable ready-to-wear has resulted in an exponentially growing number of fashion initiatives. Verve looks into four brands — Slow, RaasLeela Textile, The Pot Plant and Core — that have implemented some vital practices like upcycling patchwork, managing waste generation, producing gender-fluid clothing, using plant-based textiles, and illustrates the processes that each one follows
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Rina Singh, Eka

Not Your Average Jo

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

The stylish set that regularly congregates at the trend-forecasting Lakmé Fashion Week is often not acquainted with the detailed thought processes that precede some of these visionary collections. Eká’s Rina Singh, whose recent line is strongly influenced by a much-loved literary character, picks a runway look and shares the inspiration behind each element
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Sartorial Economics

Text by Akanksha Pandey

Sisters Tashi and Tara Mitra demonstrate to Verve how deviating from the mainstream can bend the way we think, live and dress
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May 18, 2020

As the sisters continue to self-isolate together in Mumbai, we asked them to model clothes and accessories from their respective sustainable labels while talking about their design philosophies and the impact of the pandemic on their business
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April 16, 2020

Blogger Rhea Mitra-Dalal’s Sartorial Flavours

Photographed by Nishanth Radhakrishnan. Styled by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up: Guia Bianchi at Anima Creative Management

Natural and fuss-free with a kick, best describes both Rhea Mitra-Dalal’s sartorial and savoury picks. Verve serves up some striking silhouettes – tent, trapeze, the kaftan shape, straight and bat sleeves – as the blogger and caterer reveals the philosophy behind how she eats, dresses and lives
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