Akshay Kaushal

Akshay Kaushal

Akshay Kaushal writes on fashion, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Akshay Kaushal
Face mask chains are the new ‘It’ accessory.(Instagram)
Face mask chains are the new ‘It’ accessory.(Instagram)

It’s time to invest in face mask chains

By Akshay Kaushal | HIndustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Face mask chains are having a moment in fashion and one of the hottest accessories of the season.
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Ananya Panday shows us how to rock tie-dye denims while holidaying on the beach.
Ananya Panday shows us how to rock tie-dye denims while holidaying on the beach.

Ananya Panday’s vacay fashion is worth emulating

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Actor Ananya Panday’s holiday fashion was totally on point and she gave us umpteen style inspiration on what to wear on a beach vacay. Here’s what worked and what didn’t for the style maven.
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Invest in prints and go all retro on the New Year’s eve to make a style statement.(Instagram)
Invest in prints and go all retro on the New Year’s eve to make a style statement.(Instagram)

Pre-party prep to ring in 2021 in style

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Planning to hit the dance floor on the New Year’s eve. Here are a few pre-party preps every man should follow to impress the onlookers.
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The actor shares his passion for sports and the importance of staying fit as you age.
The actor shares his passion for sports and the importance of staying fit as you age.

I think I am aging pretty gracefully: Dino Morea

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:09 PM IST
Dino has been flaunting his full-grown salt and pepper beard and long locks on social media and drawing admiration for his new look.
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Sonam K Ahuja sports a beret with her denim jacket and tee.
Sonam K Ahuja sports a beret with her denim jacket and tee.

Raise your style quotient with berets

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The classic French cap or the beret is being seen a lot on celebrities these days. Here’s what makes it so popular in 2020.
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Rahul Khanna in an outfit by designer Faraz Manan.
Rahul Khanna in an outfit by designer Faraz Manan.

Celebs show us how to dress up for a wedding

By Akshay Kaushal | HIndustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Contemplating whether to wear an achkan or an asymmetrical kurta for a wedding invite? Take cues from our celebrities and steal the spotlight.
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As you dress up in winter, your hair and skin also play a key role in making you look good. Here’s how you can make it look better.(Instagram)
As you dress up in winter, your hair and skin also play a key role in making you look good. Here’s how you can make it look better.(Instagram)

Winter grooming hacks every man should know

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:18 PM IST
A well groomed man draws attention where ever he goes. Follow these grooming hacks to look your best in winter.
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Kylie Jenner rocks a catsuit with a puffer jacket.
Kylie Jenner rocks a catsuit with a puffer jacket.

Puffer jacket: The season’s celebrity approved trend

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Winter is now all about looking stylish in warm outerwear that make a statement.
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Sonam K Ahuja rocks a pair of statement earrings with her suit piece giving us a lesson on how to wear our jewellery this season.
Sonam K Ahuja rocks a pair of statement earrings with her suit piece giving us a lesson on how to wear our jewellery this season.

How to style your jewellery with your winter wardrobe

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Celebrities are always there for some fashion inspiration and fashion experts tell us how to style our statement neckpieces and earrings with our winter wardrobe to shine on the gloom.
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The actor has been breaking gender stereotypes through his social media posts and showing us all that applying nail paint or dressing up in an androgynous way, doesn’t make you any less of a man.
The actor has been breaking gender stereotypes through his social media posts and showing us all that applying nail paint or dressing up in an androgynous way, doesn’t make you any less of a man.

Actor Prateik Babbar gets his nail painted, shuns gender stereotypes

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:33 PM IST
He recently shared a video and a picture on Instagram where he can be seen getting his nails painted by his stylist.
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Singer Dua Lipa gives a peekaboo of her G-string as she rocks the visible thong trend.
Singer Dua Lipa gives a peekaboo of her G-string as she rocks the visible thong trend.

Visible thongs from the noughties are visible again

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:07 PM IST
This famous trend from the early noughties is back in fashion. Would you go for it?
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Malaika Arora rocking a floral pyjama set from designer Anamika Khanna.
Malaika Arora rocking a floral pyjama set from designer Anamika Khanna.

Floral pyjamas are the new celeb-approved holiday perfect trend

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:38 PM IST
From celebrities to fashion influencers everyone embraced the comfy trend and tried to experiment with the PJs in a way that they could be worn even outdoors
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Celebrities and fans came out in support of singer Harry Styles after he was criticized for his skirt look on the cover of a leading magazine.(Instagram)
Celebrities and fans came out in support of singer Harry Styles after he was criticized for his skirt look on the cover of a leading magazine.(Instagram)

Author Candace Owens receives flak over regressive comment on Harry Styles’ skirt look

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Harry Styles graced the December 2020 cover of Vogue magazine and rocked edgy dresses and skirts in the editorial shoot.
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Kim Kardashian styled her whip braids with leather top and skirt for that edgy vibe.
Kim Kardashian styled her whip braids with leather top and skirt for that edgy vibe.

This braid style is becoming a favourite among celebs

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Popularly known as the whip braid, style mavens like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Cardi B are making a case for this hairstyle.
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Create a support system around you and be surrounded with people who wants the two of you to be together.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Create a support system around you and be surrounded with people who wants the two of you to be together.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What to do if you keep falling in and out of love

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Here’s what you can do if you keep falling in and out of love. 
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Model Sony Kaur in designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna creation.
Model Sony Kaur in designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna creation.

LMIFW Day 5 highlights: Unapologetic glam slam

By Akshay Kaushal and Prerna Gauba Sibbal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Presenting the highlights of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week organised by FDCI in association with DLF Emporio/ The Chanakya as luxury partner
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With Durga Puja around, it’s time to make a stylish entry while pandal hopping.
With Durga Puja around, it’s time to make a stylish entry while pandal hopping.

Invoking the goddess in style

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Don’t let the pandemic dampen your festive fervour, dress up for Durga Puja and emulate these looks to be an instant head-turner.
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S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil
S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil

Day 4: style notes on inclusivity and romanticism

By Manish Mishra, Prerna Gauba and Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:16 PM IST
The highlights of LMIFW Spring Summer 21 organised by FDCI in association with DLF Emporio/The Chanakya as luxury partner
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A model in Varun Bahl ensemble.
A model in Varun Bahl ensemble.

Reconciling tradition with modernity on day three

By Manish Mishra, Akshay Kaushal and Prerna Gauba | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Day 3 highlights of the Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week organised by FDCI with luxury partners DLF Emporio/The Chanakya
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Collection by designer duo Gauri and Nainika
Collection by designer duo Gauri and Nainika

Day 2: Magnetic mix of sass and seduction

By Manish Mishra, Prerna Gauba and Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 02:06 PM IST
A nod to retro regalia dominated Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week SS 21 organised by FDCI in association with DLF Emporio/The Chanakya as luxury partner
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Image from Rajesh Pratap Singh’s show
Image from Rajesh Pratap Singh’s show

Day one highlights: SS21 roots for activism and craftsmanship

By Prerna Gauba and Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Post-pandemic style nods in favour of sustainable chic at Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week organised by FDCI
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Pratik Shetty in Alexander McQueen.
Pratik Shetty in Alexander McQueen.

Shining abroad, underrated in India

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Despite being the faces of top international labels like Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton, these Indian models are still struggling for recognition in their homeland.
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Gucci’s bucket hats are making us walk down the memory lane.
Gucci’s bucket hats are making us walk down the memory lane.

Return of the roaring 90s

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Time, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 01:39 PM IST
With many trying to find a recluse in nostalgia, a lot of trends are making a comeback this season!
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From transparent mascaras being used to add more volume to their eye lashes, to lip tints covering those dark, uneven lip colour, modern men are slaying it and how.
From transparent mascaras being used to add more volume to their eye lashes, to lip tints covering those dark, uneven lip colour, modern men are slaying it and how.

Men and mascara: Make-up for men sees rise amid pandemic

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:58 AM IST
Male beauty gets mainstream, with more men applying makeup and pampering their skin to look good.
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Shantanu & Nikhil showcased their new collection Resurgence at the ongoing India Couture Week 2020.
Shantanu & Nikhil showcased their new collection Resurgence at the ongoing India Couture Week 2020.

India Couture Week 2020: Shantanu and Nikhil’s new collection offers a high dose of realism

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Shantanu & Nikhil’s new collection Resurgence redefined the neo-luxe bride synonymous with an unbridled spirit.
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Designer JJ Valaya showcased his new collection titled Bursa at India Couture Week 2020.
Designer JJ Valaya showcased his new collection titled Bursa at India Couture Week 2020.

Transporting us to a decadent era

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:26 PM IST
JJ Valaya’s first virtual show, titled Bursa at India Couture Week, presented by FDCI in association with Hindustan Times was a visual narrative of the Ottoman empire, known for their ornamentation and artwork.
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Designer Dolly J presented her collection titled Gulenaar at the ongoing India Couture Week 2020.
Designer Dolly J presented her collection titled Gulenaar at the ongoing India Couture Week 2020.

Reconciling glamour with functionality

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Designer Dolly J’s show was an homage to the post pandemic bride looking for ease and comfort.
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Dramatic blouses with tulles and ruffles lent a touch of drama and whimsy to his collection.
Dramatic blouses with tulles and ruffles lent a touch of drama and whimsy to his collection.

Celebrating unapologetic maximalism

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Designer Suneet Varma brings to you a dazzling new collection high on sensuality and glamour at the India Couture Week 2020.
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The popular headscarf trend from 90s is back with a bang.(Instagram)
The popular headscarf trend from 90s is back with a bang.(Instagram)

Silk headwraps are having a moment in fashion

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Just when we thought that we are going overboard with the trend from nineties and noughties, these style mavens make us believe that there is a lot more from this era that can be brought back in fashion.
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Showing fashion aficionados that stunning pieces can made be with old fabrics and textiles is what many designers are now vouching for.(Instagram)
Showing fashion aficionados that stunning pieces can made be with old fabrics and textiles is what many designers are now vouching for.(Instagram)

Why old is the new ‘new’

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 07:39 AM IST
From scrap to fab, these designers are realigning the lines of slow fashion with creative upcycling techniques.
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