articles by Swareena Gurung

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Online thrift stores proliferated in 2020, but questions remain about how such businesses can be sustained

From sourcing stock to emphasising sustainability, online businesses dealing in secondhand clothes — or thrifting — have many wrinkles to iron out, moving forward.

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Satya Paul passes away: A fashion pioneer and visionary who was 'influenced by all the elements of life'

By recasting the sari — which, since the days of the Indian freedom struggle, had come to become a symbol of Indian nationalism — through his itinerant imaginations, Satya Paul imbued the national garment with a transnational spirit, capturing the mood of that period.

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2020, the year of sumptuous TV style: From The Queen's Gambit to A Suitable Boy, small screen fashion made a statement

The TV series that offered the most compelling sartorial splendour this year also showed us that to be truly fashionable, clothes have to move beyond visual delight.

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Corsets trend alongside spurt in Instagram thrift stores, as savvy buyers invest in vintage, secondhand creations

As women post their #nobraclub selfies on Instagram, the social media platform has also become the site where the corset is enjoying something of a Renaissance.

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Lakmé Fashion Week 2020: Gen Next alumni Rimzim Dadu and Saaksha & Kinni close 5-day digital edition

All may not be well in the fashion world, but LFW showed great resilience and a re-focus on sustaining indigenous kaarigars and their crafts.

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Midway through the first-ever digital edition, a round-up of the best shows yet

As designers present filmed showcases of their collections, the need to support artisans is foregrounded as a playfulness of spirit and hope persists.

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020 kicks off 'seasonless' digital edition, as hopes ride on online sales in face of coronavirus pandemic

Following a parched few months in luxury retail, can digital fashion weeks like LFW offer greater business to designers?

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As global fashion events contend with COVID-19 era, Lakme Fashion Week 2020 gears up for first-ever digital edition

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, fashion weeks across the world have been forced to recalibrate their existing practices, priorities, and their very role. The upcoming Lakme Fashion Week also grapples with these concerns in its first-ever digital edition.