alternative fashion 2015:raw mango’s jamdani

I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out. -Jimi Hendrix This American singer echoed my thoughts eons ago since cotton seems to have a similar effect on many. A delicate, shiny, complex weave of superior quality is what defines Indian cotton; so when it was exported during…

Saving grace….a saree

I was visiting my favourite store Kashmir Loom in Nizammuddin East, New Delhi, when I came across Malvika Singh’s first collection of Maheshwari sarees in tussar and regular silk, cotton and tissue. Their checks and horizontal stripes with varied thickness and size looked resplendent when highlighted with silver, gold and copper judiciously on the body,…

Peter d’Ascoli

A New Yorker by birth, with strong Italian roots from his grandparents and a French wife, coupled with over two decades of Indian influence, sums up Peter d’Ascoli’s  diverse and cosmopolitan approach to design. According to him, it is important for one to know what they are good at, or, what one can do or…

Loulou des Indes

A Yoga addict’s sense of discipline and perfection spills over to other spheres of  her life- Daphne Ghesquiere decides to handcraft her kids’ clothes, while settled in India. Being French and after having done stints with luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermes, her understanding of luxury runs deeper than the price; quality and design…