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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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November 24, 2020

A Visual Project Depicts The Fashion-Forward Melting Pot Aesthetic Of Shillong’s Youth

Text by Mahima Shukla. Photographed by Suraj Nongmaithem. Styling by Robertson Lyngdoh. Cast: Sen, Kenny and Nafisa

Photographer Suraj Nongmaithem brings into focus the bond between three friends from North-East India and foregrounds the merging of rich sartorial heritages with a modern style sensibility
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Mother Of Invention

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

Offering an outstanding collection that looks at manipulating indigenous material into fabrics, contemporary womenswear label Mishé has mindfulness at the centre of the brand’s ideology
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The Experimentalist

Text by Akanksha Pandey

Lakmé Fashion Week’s grand finale debutante Rimzim Dadu makes a strong case for why innovations in textile will dictate the future of fashion
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Dual Impact

Text by Akanksha Pandey

Fresh off their presentation at Lakmé Fashion Week’s grand finale, Saaksha & Kinni now hold the record of being the youngest label to showcase at Mumbai’s biannual style spectacle, setting a precedent for up-and-coming designers. The duo talks to Verve about their journey and gives us a peek into the brand’s DNA
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