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Vaishali Shadangule, Paris Haute Couture

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
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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
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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
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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
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Ruchika Sachdeva’s New Mood

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

A conversation with the creative director, social entrepreneur and featured Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale designer at FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week’s first “phygital” edition
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Wiping The Slate Clean

Text by Akanksha Pandey. GIF by Aishwaryashree

How has fashion evolved to tackle a global crisis that shook the industry’s very foundation? Four industry insiders share their thoughts
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Currently in its third year, the Circular Design Challenge is fast becoming the platform of choice for conscious designers to present sustainable creations that are rooted in the “reduce-reuse-recycle” principles of circular fashion. We speak to this year’s six finalists about their brands and processes
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Waiting for You

Conceptualised by Akanksha Pandey

Paying homage to Wong Kar-wai’s cinematic explorations of longing, isolation, forbidden desire and hopeless romance, a photo series – shot exclusively for Verve – captures the poetic visual atmosphere of three films from the influential Hong Kong director
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Viraj Khanna Is Creating His Own Visual Language

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Photographed by Neal Bhaumik

The Kolkata-based collage artist, sculptor and fashion entrepreneur is developing new ways to merge his varied creative interests
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They’ve Got The Look

Text by Nandini Khetan. Illustration by Aishwaryshree

A stylist finds lasting inspiration in the sophisticated costume design that gave life to the characters in the TV adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’, Vikram Seth’s sweeping novel set in post-Partition India
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A Hybrid Silhouette Continues The Sari’s Modern Evolution

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Photography, styling, creative direction and modelling by Gayathri Mohan 

Kumari Sari repurposes the drape in a pre-stitched avatar and conceptualises it for a global Indian identity
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Comfort Couture

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Tenzin Lhagyal. Styled by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and Make-up: Bishu Sinha and Paramita Sinha. Models: Neeraj at Ninjas Model Management and Elizabeth at Anima Creative Management. Location: The AJ Production

Knitwear gets an innovative spin as garments made from bamboo and fabric waste are paired with chunky woollen cardigans and cropped jumpers
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