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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Montreal fashion festival celebrates the new democratization of style

A sea change is taking place on some of the world’s fashion catwalks. Instead of models draped in designs that hover on the edge of impossible to wear, they are now strutting the stuff that real people can actually afford and use. A great place to enjoy the new democratization of style is Montreal’s Mode et Designfestival. The action takes place downtown at the aptly named Festival Plaza in August. It’s accessible, it’s outdoors and most of all it is free. On the main runway, think black and white with…

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Milan Fashion Week, Days 4 and 5: Bottega Veneta Celebrates and a Rising Star Shines

And just like that, the end of Milan Fashion Week is nigh. But if you thought there would be a respite this weekend, think again. There are more shows than ever packed in on Saturday and Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s start in Paris of the final leg of fashion month. Here is what should be on your radar over the next 48 hours: Photo Models backstage at a Bottega Veneta spring 2016 fashion show. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times • Tomas Maier has been the creative director at…

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