Ethiopian Food: Eaten With Hands Like A Sort Of Bohri Thaal

The day I told my friends I was travelling to Ethiopia is the day I learned that Ethiopian food is The Next Big Thing. “Oh my god, you’re going to Ethiopia!” they gushed. “The food is excellent! How lucky you are!” I thought this was remarkable in a country (and city) that hasn’t shown much interest in any sort of African cuisine at all. As far as I know, Mumbai has a couple of Nigerian restaurants, which are mostly patronised by visiting Nigerians, and that’s it. I also remember reading…

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Fashion That Doesn’t Let You Use Your Hands

Hands are out for spring/summer 2017. In fact, they’re not out, which is really my point. They’re out of fashion, which means designers have largely concealed them inside a sleeve, the hem hanging anywhere between the third knuckle and several inches below the fingertips. The motivation isn’t easy to pin down, but the origin is. The trend first started with Shayne Oliver at Hood By Air, and simultaneously in Paris, with Demna Gvasalia at Vetements. There are complex ideas at work in the studios of HBA and Vetements: Both manipulate…

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