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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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Home At Last

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Photographed by Aishwaryshree

The Delhi-based Leh Studios’ free-thinking ethos is a post-COVID prototype for design brands
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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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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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