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For example a satin whirlpool.
The mere mention of his name leads to many evocative memories. That of an unbelievably handsome man who could have well played a cameo in a Hollywood starrer. That of a great designer who everyone recognizes as the founder of the modern Indian couture movement. That of a creative soul who was gone too soon, leaving his imprint on every fashion professional’s mind forever. So much so that 22 years later even a 20-year-old student of design will never ask, “Rohit Khosla? Who’s he?”
Merging fashion and technology is an idea whose time has come.
In the 19th century, many women did not cover their torso in southern India, while some went bare-breasted under their saris in Bengal. Even a hundred years later from then, Jnanadanandini Debi, the wife of Satyendranath Tagore, was refused entry to clubs run by the British in India, for covering her breasts with her sari alone.
The way society makes out, you'd be forgiven for thinking going grey was the death knell to having decent hair Ever Again. Instead, these Pinterest photos prove why everyone should embrace grey hair,...
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Shoulder is the new black.
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'Athleisure', or high style gym clothes, is the new buzzword.
Indian-style drapes and motifs have been a major influence on European scarves, even though this love was not returned. In the 1930s, many French couturiers such as Grès and Rochas began to be profoundly influenced by the Indian style of draping unstitched cloth, in part because of the international fashion expositions that took place at that time in Europe.
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Laila Tyabji, the founder of Dastkar, is almost as well-known for her personal collection of saris as she is for helping revive India's craft traditions. In an email to HuffPost India, she declared he...
Model-turned-actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman is planning to revolutionise the sari in a way no Indian designer ever has. According to reports, Soman, who recently won the Ironman title, is p...
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In an attempt to revive the dying art of conversation in today’s social-media driven world, 20-year-old Madhura Kulkarni has designed an LED Emoji Bag. “People in the 21st century are so engrossed in...
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s clothing lines hardly have any problems when it comes to stealing the limelight at various fashion shows. However, he outdid himself at last year’s Amazon India Couture...
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When Indian designer Kresha Bajaj took on the mammoth task of stitching her love story on to her bridal lehenga, she didn’t realise that she was setting in motion the next big Indian wedding trend for...
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Over the years, designer Wendell Rodricks has carved a niche in Indian fashion, with his successful efforts to highlight and showcase the best of Goan fashion. Deeply committed to his calling, the Goa...
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To a woman who is a fashionista, my wardrobe might look a tad boring. That does not mean that my lifestyle is! In my growing up years, between books, hobbies, friends, family, a budding career and carefree chortles, everything else seemed to get into order except a stylish closet. Here's a teeny-weeny list of 20 things that indicate you might, like me, be a person with a "minimalist" taste in fashion.
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There was a time when an actor's job was acting and nothing more. They appeared on screen in unflattering costumes and we still loved them. But a young actor of today has several other commitments which are equally critical. Always in the public eye, they attend film promotions, launches, award shows and success parties. Then there are numerous brand endorsements. All this effectively means that they will incessantly be photographed by the media. As a result, a celebrity stylist is on the speed dial of every actor today.
A decade, even five years ago, if you happened to chance a peep into the wardrobe of an average Indian man, it would have been a Pandora's Box of stereotypes! A classic white shirt, a black three-piece suit, some polo t-shirts for the weekends, and if they were "experimental" then probably a suit in blue or beige -- but that's as far as it would go. The words "fashion" and "style" were too effeminate for them to consider when thinking of what clothes to buy.
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Ever imagined a T-shirt that will change its design according to your choice? A T-shirt controlled by a smartphone which will display whatever you want. An Indian start-up, Broadcast wearables, is in...
Indian supermodel Carol Gracias has just upped the game for all ramp shows with her baby bump. Clad in a stunning green and pink sari, the soon-to-be-mom walked the ramp for Hyderabad-based designer G...
One of almost every Indian woman’s most precious inheritances is a sari that once belonged to her mother. Arts and humanities website Soup has beautifully showcased the memories and meanings laden in...
On 16 February, transgender activist and founder of Delhi-based LGBT NGO Mitr Trust, Rudrani Chettri Chauhan revealed the names and pictures of the first three models that successfully cleared auditio...
Interior designer Kanika Bawa is gunning for not one but two entries in the 2017 edition of the Limca Book of World Records with her most recent creations: a gigantic pair of Kohlapuri chappals, and a...
Here’s another thing that might help put Agra on the map, apart from the Taj Mahal, that is. Two brothers, Faizal and Anis Khan from the city, have made what may be the world’s ‘heaviest and largest u...
He may have been questioned in the past on his eccentric selection of ensembles, but there's no doubt that livewire Ranveer Singh is rocking the recently-released cover of L'Officiel with a fierce nos...
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Paternity doesn't seem to have affected Zuckerberg's penchant for sarcasm -- or his closet. The billionaire CEO recently asked his Facebook friends, what he should wear from his selection (we're playi...
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The "big" aunty in tights, walking gaily down the chic mall or the neighbourhood market, and who still in a very evolved world generates snickers, may have run an obstacle course to get herself to buy her first pair, and climbed a mountain of belief to wear it! Against her family, her husband, her kids, her magazines, her friends' sense of aesthetics, and who knows what else to reach the finish line of confidence.
Go to any mall or multiplex and you'll see a parade of jiggly bottoms and generous tyres spilling out of dresses two sizes too small. I'm always in a fix about how to react. While a part of me says a silent yay for women who dress for themselves and not others, the other part of me wonders if they have a mirror at home.
Noted Pakistani designer and artist Yousuf Bashir Qureshi has fulfilled a promise he made to his mother, even if it meant taking a trip into the heart of Ajmer to first discover, and then sweep the fl...