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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36 brand new saris for the Indian wedding hopper

Anarkalis and patialas come and go, but the sari is one ensemble that never goes out of style. This season, runways around India presented the staple in various avatars. While Sanjay Garg, Hemang Agrawal and Payal Khandwala showcased molten metal versions of the favourite (perfect for a your best friendā€™s wedding reception), Sabyasachi, Ridhi Mehra and Manish Malhotra went the romantic route with sangeet-appropriateĀ floral details. Animal motifs were a winning element for Architha Narayanam and Santosh Parekh, and for Gaurang, Akaaro and Tarun Tahiliani, it was all about experimenting with…

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