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An experience at the Schwarzkopf Professional Academy can leave your head reeling with the science of hair care. Your hair on other hand, just might glow a sun-kissed chocolate brown »
Ballav Mishra with his Saura tribal painting from Orrisa. Photo: K. Pichumani

Colours of Odisha

The collection at the ongoing Dastkar Mela is a visual treat for the discerning eye. »

The magic of metal

Lakshmi Sreenivasan renews the past in her line of brass, copper and silver ornaments, BeadnWeave »
Rathore says he supplies fabric to the Sambhali Trust, which gets the fabric worked upon.

A designer with a heart

Designer Raghavendra Rathore on his collection for the upcoming India Bridal Fashion Week and why he is against heavy embroidery »
Abraham and Thakore. Photos: Special Arrangement
Bangalore, July 29, 2014

Marked for better things

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore’s 20-year-plus career does not follow a typical fashion designer’s graph. They only did their first fashion show in 2010, nearly 18 years since they first establis... »
HIGH FASHION Garments from the collection
Kochi, July 25, 2014

A touch of design

Calling Neeru Kumar a fashion designer would be reducing her work. The veteran designer has, for the last couple of decades, been working with fabric – weaving and textile design. Her garments are... »
The new generation of burqa wearers now prefer burqas embellished with stones, patchwork, net, thread work
and more. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
chennai, July 25, 2014

The burqa and the body electric

The sudden showers send the Ramzan shoppers on Triplicane High Road scrambling for cover. But two young women zip about on their scooter unperturbed, the stone-studded sleeves of their burqas flapp... »
Palazzos suit most body types and are the epitome of laid-back luxury.
chennai, July 24, 2014

Get over the blues

Slipping into a pair of basic blue jeans is almost like tucking into hot kichidi on a rainy day. Fast, convenient, predictable and oh-so-comforting. But there are days when you want more. And guess... »
Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt, designer Manish Malhotra and actor Aditya Kapoor at the India Couture Week 2014 in New Delhi.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Rich in creativity

Is a fashion extravaganza all about celebration of couture or is there more to it than meets the eye? At the end of the day, do designers want to get good publicity in the media or are they simply... »  
Bangalore, July 22, 2014

Grunge is the way to go

In 1993, designer Jean Paul Gaultier famously told Vogue, “Grunge is nothing more than the way we dress when we have no money.” In the late 80s and 90s when bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains and... »
Bal’s collection is marked by achkans, gowns, pugris and suits
New Delhi, July 20, 2014

Sealed with a ceiling

Conquering the hearts of media fraternity was the last priority of designer Rohit Bal at the press preview of his collection for India Couture Week. Bal gave commensurate time to both the print and... »
THE FABRIC OF INDIA At Weaves Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, July 20, 2014

Jewels from the loom

Mohammad Arif is only 22 years old, but when he speaks of the khadi cotton-silk he weaves back home in Bhagalpur, his voice takes on great depth. Unlike many other participants at Weaves, Mohammad... »
Fashion designer Rina Dhaka.
New Delhi, July 18, 2014

Designs on her

The czarina of Indian couture Rina Dhaka has won rave reviews and inevitable criticism in fashion extravaganzas across the globe. But in the ongoing “India Couture Week”, the designer with a rebell... »
Designer Rimple and Harpreet Narula. Photo Sandeep Saxena
New Delhi, July 18, 2014

Making a statement

Designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula, who are all set to unveil their brand new collection at the “India Couture Week” over the weekend, do not believe in half measures whether it comes to shari... »

Fiesta of yarns, weaves, colours

Global appeal

A story of stylish weaves

It is time to pamper yourself!

The mane route

Toy destination

Fusion fare

Hats, hooves and hot from the race track

An outfit designed by Ganesh Nallari
HYDERABAD, July 27, 2014

Net effect

The fashion fraternity bid goodbye to voluminous anarkalis a few seasons ago. But the retails stores that dot Patherghatti and Tolichowki narrate a different story. The knew-length and floor-fleng... »
SEEKING A FOOTHOLD Shehla Khan Photo: Monica Tiwari.
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

On the high fashion street

Entering the competitive and unpredictable world of fashion was a natural corollary for Mumbai-based designer Shehla Khan. Instead of using her father Sajjid Khan — a sought after name in the fashi... »
Model in Swati Vijaivargie’s creations. Kaftans first popularly surfaced in India as a part of basic nightwear and then transitioned into other areas of daytime and evening wear.
chennai, July 25, 2014

The evergreen diva of the wardrobe

Long after being a beachwear staple, kaftans have emerged as a cherished favourite for modern day resort wear. A popular variant of the robe or a tunic, the kaftan has been constantly reinvented o... »
Textile expert Jasleen Dhamija at her residence in Delhi. Photo: Monica Tiwari.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014
From the book

Drapes and divinity

Flipping through the recently published “Sacred Textiles of India”, you can’t help thinking that it certainly has the force to propel a reader to look within. Within one’s culture and customs, one... »
Giorgio Armani
July 23, 2014

The man for all fashion seasons

Remember Richard Gere as Julian Kaye — the suave, smooth, foppish seducer of women in Paul Schrader’s 1980 American crime drama, American Gigolo? And though Richard’s thick mane of dark hair... »
TIPPING POINTS A colourful way of asserting your individuality. Photo: K.R. Deepak
Bangalore, July 21, 2014

Nailing it with some funky art

FIFA 2014 may be over. And while football-inspired fashion saw its share of nail art of flags, country colours and symbols, nail art has and will continue to be a rage. And we’re not just talking... »
Manish Malhotra's creation
New Delhi, July 20, 2014

Timeless contemporary

Last week, a five-day celebration of all things beautiful at the fifth edition of India Couture Week ended on a special high, with celebrated designer Manish Malhotra presenting not just his latest... »
Blossom Kocchar has been instrumental in popularising aromatherapy through her 25 year-research in aromatherapy and herbalism
July 20, 2014

In full Blossom

“Beauty comes from within. To me beauty is holistic,” says beauty expert and aromatherapy specialist Blossom Kochhar, whose radiant face does not reveal how many decades have gone by. She has been... »
Bangalore, July 18, 2014

The perfect shade

Think lipstick is not for you? Forget that embarrassing first experiment with your mother’s lipstick. Here is our guide to finding the next best thing to the perfect guy – the shade of lipstick th... »
It is time to give jumpsuits a chance.
chennai, July 17, 2014

Put your best look forward

Every once in a while all of us have our share of “no clothes to wear” moments. Even if the wardrobe is bulging with clothes that perfect outfit is always elusive. Masoom Minawalla, a famou... »

Rediscovering the six yards

Warps and wefts from Bengal

The world after the release

Of quirky and the quaint

Wrapped around your finger

Past forward

Goth it right? This style won’t die

Fashion on rent, anyone?

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

Manish Malhotra on the idea behind ‘Portraits’ and why he loves the new young energy in the fashion industry »