What lies inside cupboards unopened since the lockdown: Memories of places and people, and a reminder of who I am
Perhaps I didn’t open my cupboard through the lockdown because it came with a huge and unbearable side-serving of nostalgia.
Revisiting Rangeela, 25 years on: How Ram Gopal Varma's path-breaking film changed Bollywood's fashion trends
Manish Malhotra’s costume design not only changed Urmila Matondkar’s onscreen image but elevated the importance of the wardrobe department on a film set.
The history of the blouse shows how the garment aided working women and impacted the manufacturing industry
One staple of the working wardrobe has particularly interesting roots – the humble blouse, which gained prominence around the turn of the 20th century thanks to new manufacturing techniques.
Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
The representation of single women with depression in popular culture has been largely unidimensional: failure is depicted as the main cause of the mental illness, and characters are shown being self-destructive and suffering heartbreaks
For global fashion industry, impact of coronavirus pandemic presents both crisis — and opportunity to recast itself
The fashion industry has taken a hard hit due to the COVID-19 crisis. From the material to the spiritual, the supply chain to the ideological basis of its existence — every aspect of the industry is being wrung out to dry because of what’s being called ‘fashion’s Darwinian shakeout’.
'I would not like to layoff people until I can afford to': Fashion industry veteran Vikram Phadnis talks about impact of coronvirus, lockdown on sector
A veteran in the fashion industry, Vikram Phadnis gives us the expert’s view of the lockdown impact and how his brand is coping with the economic crisis.
From the oversized goggles in Bobby to the silver jumpsuit of Karz and the infamous sweaters in Chandni — Rishi Kapoor carried his screen costumes with a rare kind of dazzle.
Is grey finally having its fashion moment? An ode to the colour that defines the Western world’s history
Like Stonehenge or the Great Wall of China, grey has endured.
Priyanka Chopra pays tribute to late designer Wendell Rodricks: 'He was a visionary of Indian fashion'
Priyanka Chopra, who walked the ramp at the 15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour paid her tribute to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks.
Wendell Rodricks passes away: Friends from fashion, film fraternity remember designer's warmth, vibrancy
When Wendell Rodricks passed away on 12 February 2020 at the age of 59, he left behind an indelible imprint on the world of Indian fashion, culture and activism.
Wendell Rodricks passes away: Fashion designer is too small a term to encompass the multitudes that was Padma Shri awardee
Perhaps it was this fierce closeness to his roots that brought Wendell Rodricks such international acclaim. By being unabashedly local, he was truly universal.
Apart from being a giant in the fashion and lifestyle industry, Wendell Rodricks was an advocate for queer rights and environmental issues in India.
The Pavlova Project: A unique exhibition presents the life and work of legendary ballerina through her costumes
In a unique exhibition, Peggy Turchette of Boulder, Colorado presents the life and work of legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova through Pavlova’s costumes and couture mounted on dolls.
Neena Gupta discusses how she struggles to be politically correct because Bollywood does not always reward honesty, and her take on the Saand Ki Aankh ageism controversy.
Fashion was used under fascism to push their agendas. And certain fashion brands made money — indeed built their empires — through their complicity with fascist regimes | Manjima Bhattacharjya writes in 'Curious Fashion'
Taking place every year in Alsisar Mahal in Rajasthan, Magnetic Fields is a three-day micro universe of outstanding music — and of course, incredible festival fashion.
Greta Thunberg came to our laptops, phones and TV screens without make up, without formal dressing-up, or hairstyling. She came with pain in her eyes, and anger, and words that seared. Was it enough? Apparently not, for many men who commented on her looks and 'plainness' | Manjima Bhattacharjya writes in 'Curious Fashion'
Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, given the pressure to facilitate consumer hunger. If real change is to happen, more people must begin to take a proactive approach and act in reflection of their moral values.
Emmy Awards 2019: From Billy Porter to Sophie Turner, our picks of the good, bad and ugly on purple carpet
The Emmy Awards this year did not perform exceptionally well on the fashion meter, though there were a few pleasant surprises on the purple carpet.