How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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Sizing up gender-fluid fashion: When skirts and saris are not just for women

Indian brand Anaam helps create gender-fluid and inclusive fashion. (Photo: Mail Today) Sales staff would often redirect Sumiran Kabir Sharma to the men’s section when he ventured into the women’s section for clothes to suit his taste and petite frame. As someone who does not identify with the gender assigned to him at birth, shopping became tricky. So, when he set up his own clothing brand, he chose to make it gender fluid. Today, Anaam is among the clutch of Indian fashion brands set up to create gender-fluid and inclusive…

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Fashion Trust Arabia Spotlights the Visionary Fashion Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Krikor Jabotian Photo: Courtesy of Krikor Jabotian Whatever it was that magnetized a vast troupe of international fashion people to converge on Qatar for Fashion Trust Arabia, curiosity had to be at the top of everyone’s list. The events around the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha were as high on royal ceremony, glamour, and celebrity as could be expected from a Gulf country as wealthy as this. What couldn’t be anticipated was the window that was opened on the vibrant energy and social activism of young…

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Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 promotes eco-friendly fashion

Models wear costumes designed by Musa Widyatmodjo at the opening ceremony of Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama) The Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs (APPMI), the organizer of the ongoing Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2019, has announced its commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry by supporting eco-friendly fashion. “We recognize the importance of business sustainability and are excited to support the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion,” designer and IFW 2019 president and founder Poppy Dharsono said. IFW in explaining…

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Pick your style from these fashion predictions for 2019

The year 2018 saw the rise of an oxymoron – ugly fashion (Style trend: This year, fashion wants to be ugly). The year’s over and hopefully, so is the trend. In 2019, many roads may lead to sustainability. The ‘woke’ and the ‘desi cool’ are likely to stick with organic, eco-friendly options. There are some more detailed predictions to sweat over below. Select what suits you. Year of powdery pastels 2019 will see Pantone’s colour ‘Living Coral’ dominate fashion dynamics. The cross shade between orange and pink derives its inspiration…

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Red Fort’s first fashion show celebrates India’s artisans

To celebrate India’s rich textile legacy and to honour those who have contributed to the promotion of handloom and craft, the Ministry of Textiles came up with a special event on Saturday, Artisan Speak, which happened to be the first fashion event to be held in the premises of the Red Fort. The event was hosted by the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and it brought together award-winning artisans from different parts of the country. Six designers from the fashion fraternity, who are known for their work in Indian handloom – Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Gaurang…

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How NBA Knicks star Enes Kanter spent his first big basketball paycheck

In the 2018-19 basketball season, New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is set to make $18.6 million. But Kanter remembers what he splurged on when first started making money at 16, and playing basketball in Europe. “I got my first paycheck from my club team and I was super excited. I took my friends to eat pizza,” Kanter, who is originally from Turkey and was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Knicks in 2017, tells CNBC Make It. Cameron Browne | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Enes…

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew her alleged murderers quite well. The trio first stabbed the designer,…

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We love… six fashion fixes for the week ahead – in pictures

Rainbow collections Kitty Joseph’s joyful Prism collection is semi-bespoke. It’s made to order to reduce waste. The asymmetric gown uses 5m of pleated velvet, printed in a reimagined colour spectrum. From £165 for a Prism top, kittyjoseph.com Pinterest Brass cufflinks Finish your look with tiered cufflinks turned from a solid bar of brass. Alice Made This pieces are created in a factory that specialises in aerospace part production. Also available in steel and rose gold finish. £95, alicemadethis.com Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kinder fashion British brand Smith Webb’s mission statement is:…

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Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer lifts a shopping bag at an Old Navy Inc. store in San Francisco. One takeaway from this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza is that there will be a lot more sweaters and coats under the tree this year. Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing for themselves and for others. It’s a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great…

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