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Fashion

A Stitch In Time

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Curated by Ojas Kolvankar.

There’s a growing wave of young people in urban India who are renouncing shopping altogether in favour of making their own clothes. Five creative individuals share their stories.
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October 25, 2019

India’s textile heritage gets a modernistic spin as Verve visualises the future of home-grown fabrics. Hand-cut weaves, hand-sewn ensembles and hand-knotted fabrics — with a focus on innovation and yarn revivals — break convention in an out-of-this-world sartorial line-up.
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Spunky Film Critic Sucharita Tyagi Models The Season’s Standout Styles

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographer: Farhan Hussain, Feat. Artists. Styling: Akanksha Pandey. Hair and Make-Up: Eshwar Log, Eficiente Artist Management

Elevate your everyday basics with exaggerated silhouettes, statement-making tailoring and sharp cuts. Verve picks out four standout shapes – curved shoulders, elongated sleeves, boxy jackets and circular jumpsuits – and styles them on Sucharita Tyagi, the gutsy film critic with an adventurous wardrobe, as she reviews her favourite fashion moments from the silver screen…
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Christened after the colloquial name for plastic bag in Hindi, Théla's pouches, accessories, jewellery and home decor products are India-born Diti's answer to the world's burgeoning plastic disposal problems
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Style Trends

The Best Of Retro Fashion: Flamboyant Patterns, Exaggerated Silhouettes And Colour-Blocked Separates

Photographed by Indra Joshi. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Assisted by Ateka Tambawala. Hair and Make-Up: Guia Bianchi, Anima Creative Management. Model: Sanjeevani Deoghare, Feat. Artists

Verve spins a kitschy tale of vintage-meets-modern with model Sanjeevani Deoghare, as she slips into the biggest hits from the good ol’ days – jumpsuits, ’80s-inspired power blazers, optical illusion prints, lungis and feminine maximalism
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Should plus-size be a “plus point” for a model’s portfolio in 2019? A feminist activist, a plus size model and a body positive influencer speak to Verve about elevating industry standards.
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The Personal Style Edit At Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive ’19

Compiled by Akanksha Pandey and Ojas Kolvankar

Verve photographer Joshua Navalkar captures the best looks spotted off the runway
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As hems are stitched, hair is sprayed and rehearsals begin, model Anugraha Natarajan of Feat. Artists takes us behind the scenes on an 18-hour day at fashion week.
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August 21, 2019

Biskit and Six5Six Street, which make their debut at Lakmé Fashion Week today, are both fashioned after the premise of a post-apocalyptic planet where we are excessively dependent on technology
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August 20, 2019

Every picture tells a story. Cineastes Nidhi Kamath and Keya Vaswani share the stories behind their films that highlight India’s artisan community
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Akanksha Kaila Akashi of Refash, a platform for upcycled brands, shares the ethos behind creating contemporary fashion from textile waste.
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Showcasing 70 years of stunning formal evening wear, the exhibition also illustrates the exquisite skill and craftsmanship of the ateliers and successive designers from the House of Dior
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