Queen Charlotte and her crowning glory: The wigs of Bridgerton Season 2 aren't just architectural marvels but a representational win
The wigs of Bridgerton Season 2 make a statement about Queen Charlotte’s multi-racial background with dreadlocks, cornrows, braids, and the different textures of Black hair that they represent.
Monochrome Man: Aesthetics over authenticity, and other emotional choices in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai Kathiawadi's costumes do not get care to detail by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a world he claims he knows. They are all broad strokes, everything painted with one massive brush devoid of historical accuracy or authenticity.
Kapil Sharma's all-black suit to Hannah Gadsby's suspenders and pants, how stand-up comedians choose what to wear
Watching Kapil Sharma: I'm Not Done Yet on Netflix India made me ponder over what the costumes of stand-up comedians say about them.
More is more, less is a bore: Appreciating Emily in Paris Season 2’s unapologetic maximalism in minimalist Paris
Parisians might be known to be chic but they dress rather plainly, often in monochrome. It is left to an American like Emily and her posse of immigrants to bring colour (lots of it) to the city in Season 2 of Emily in Paris.
Sooryavanshi to Satyamev Jayate 2, why the new-age police costume in Hindi cinema seldom goes beyond a khaki blur
Gone are the days when the reference to a ‘police ki vardi’ referred to the sanctity of the uniform, and the police-protagonist was sometimes incorruptible, a symbol of integrity, or of simmering anger against the system in which they were a part.
The Morning Show is a stylish reminder that power dressing only lends false notion of authority in a man's world
The Morning Show, Season 2 of which wrapped up this week, accentuates that power dressing remains more a money-spinner fashion vertical than a meaningful challenge to male power at the workplace.
Gender in cinema through the lens of costumes: How Rashmi Rocket uses styling to define who's 'seen' as a woman
As far as defining gender through costumes in Hindi cinema is concerned, we have come a long way from Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Rashmi Rocket — but do not pop the champagne yet.