COVID-19 crisis aggravates Indian modelling industry's lapses, with models left to deal with the fallout
Stalled dues, pay cuts, apprehensions about COVID protocol being followed on shoots, lack of regulatory oversight, and a culture of silence that dissuades open discussion of their issues — models in India say the ongoing crisis has dealt the industry a grievous blow.
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?
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.
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.
Victoria’s Secret models call #TimesUp on sexual harassment; is fashion industry's #MeToo reckoning here?
Victoria’s Secret came under the media glare when over 100 models signed an open letter asking that the company do more to protect its models from sexual harassment, after allegations came up against several of their photographers abusing their models, and of other shocking cases of sexual assault, rape and sex trafficking.
Mannequin, a new book about models, seamlessly brings together feminist discourse and the fashion industry
Fashion and feminism have always been considered 'enemies', but Manjima Bhattacharjya's Mannequin shows that a nuanced perspective can emerge from studying the two together