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Snigdha Ahuja writes on fashion, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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Show some love on Earth Day: An expert guide on how to be a responsible consumer of fashion

As consumers, we must try and reduce the harm we inflict on our environment. On Earth Day (April 22) fashion experts give us suggestions on how to be responsible buyers.

A Payal Khandwala creation.
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Your summer beauty guide: Break-up with humidity and make-up without fear!

From ditching oil-based products to making blotting paper your best friend — here are ways to make sure your make-up stays in summer, even in the sweltering summer.

You can summer-proof your makeup by choosing your products wisely.(iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 11, 2018 05:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Fashion influencers who don’t really ‘exist’: Is virtual the new real?

From Lil Miquela to Shudu — the future of fashion is virtual, if one goes by computer generated fashion influencers, who are making it big online. Here’s a peek into their world.

Lil Miquela has over 875K followers on Instagram.(lilmiquela/instagram)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 01:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

World Poetry Day: RM Drake to Tyler Knott Gregson, meet leaders of the Instagram poetry world

For poets of Instagram, fame came in the form of followers, and was followed by book deals. On the UNESCO day of the art of weaving verses, we speak to four front-runners of the Insta poetry scene.

Poets like Alfa, Christopher Poindexter, Tyler Knott Gregson and RM Drake are changing the short-form poetry scene.
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Instagram sensation Atticus on World Poetry Day: Don’t die with a pen in your hand, be brave

On UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, Atticus speaks with us about his India connect, his published work and tells us why he hides behind a mask and a pen name.

Atticus counts Indian poet-nationalist Sarojini Naidu as one of his favourites.(@poppetpenn)
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 12:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Remembering Hubert de Givenchy: Indian fashion fraternity pays tribute to the ‘absolute genius’

The French couturier breathed his last at the age of 91 in Paris. Here, Indian fashion designers remember the charmer of romantic fashion, who made Audrey Hepburn his muse and the little black dress iconic.

In this file photo taken on October 21, 1991 Hubert de Givenchy (L) is seen with actor Audrey Hepburn — the designer’s muse for almost four decades.(AFP/ Pierre Guillard)
Updated on Mar 14, 2018 04:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySnigdha Ahuja, New Delhi

A bit of sci-fi and lots of black and white: A glimpse at Delhi’s fashion week

Eco-positive clothing, continued focus on menswear, a tech-forward set-up and a running theme that explores the relationship between humans and technology, are some of the highlights that make up the autumn/winter edition of fashion week that starts today in Delhi (March 14).

A preview of creations by designer Siddartha Tytler.
Updated on Mar 14, 2018 03:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Nari Shakti Puraskar for being a torch-bearer of conscious fashion

Textile revivalist and fashion designer Madhu Jain was recently conferred the award for being ecologically responsible and for promoting ethical processes in fashion.

Fashion designer Madhu Jain being conferred the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Updated on Mar 11, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Wendell Rodricks accuses Payal Khandwala of plagiarism: Here’s what both of them have to say

While fashion designer Wendell Rodricks says he wants to use social media as a tool to discourage ‘copycats’, Payal Khandwala says the team is in talks with lawyers, advisers for the next course of action.

A creation from the Wendell Rodricks label, from the A/W 2017 collection. The designer has accused Payal Khandwala of copying his designs.(instagram/wendellrodricks)
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 11:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Decoding presidential style: Is Brigitte Macron the first lady of fashion?

French first lady Brigitte Macron, set for her visit to India, is known for her discerning sartorial sense. Here’s decoding her style.

Brigitte Macron is also known for her discerning knowledge of fashion. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP/Francois Mori)
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 09:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indian fashion designers, global style leaders meet French president Emmanuel Macron

On the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week, French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron hosted many fashion mavens at Palais de l’Élysée. Macron is scheduled to visit India, starting March 9.

International and Indian fashion mavens met the French president.(Instagram/rahulmishra_7; instagram/giambattistavalli; instagram/jacquemus.)
Updated on Mar 06, 2018 06:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Fashion that plays it smart: Repeating an outfit is cool, and Bollywood’s on board, too

Gone are the days when repeating an outfit was considered a big fashion crime. Off the red carpet and on it too, repeating clothes is not a crime! Fashion experts tell us more about the trend.

Deepika Padukone wore a beautiful silk sari to HT India’s Most Stylish. She had worn the same to a friend’s wedding last year.(Viral Bhayani)
Updated on Mar 03, 2018 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish 2018: Meet the jury members

Here are those who chose the winners for Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish 2018. Read on to find out their definition of style that stands out.

Jury members — Anamika Khanna, Sunil Sethi, Anju Modi, Manish Malhotra, Sonal Kalra and Anirban Blah.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Feb 22, 2018 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Republic Day special: We, the people of India

As we celebrate our 69th Republic Day, let’s also celebrate the myriad hues of diversity that make India unique.

Shara Ashraf (left), Nidhi Chandra (right) showcase the culture of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar respectively.(HT Photo/ Jasjeet Plaha, Shivam Saxena)
Updated on Jan 25, 2018 08:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf, Akshay Kaushal, Prerna Gauba, Abhinav Verma, Etti Bali, Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi

Personality over popularity: Brocade weave to luscious silks, the contemporary bride has a new style mantra

New-age brides are ditching heavy-set embroideries and detailing to find fashion recluse in handloom, traditional textiles and lush weaves.

Textile is in focus for new-age brides.(Nitesh Square)
Updated on Jan 23, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Rewind 2017: The biggest fashion moments of the year

It was a year of milestones for the Indian fashion industry.
Published on Dec 28, 2017 07:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Mumbai reception: Whose bandhgala is it anyway? Designers duke it out

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have been seen wearing ensembles by Kolkata-based Sabyasachi Mukherjee at all their wedding functions.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their wedding reception in Mumbai (Navneet Vyasan/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2017 11:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

JJ Valaya calls out label for copying his design

Designer JJ Valaya has accused label Neeru’s of copying his designs. However, the label says their creation is an original and not inspired by any designer.

On the left, JJ Valaya’s creation. On the right, a creation by Neeru’s, modelled by actor Sonam Kapoor.
Updated on Nov 25, 2017 03:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Remembering Azzedine Alaïa, his sculpted creations and design aesthetics

Born in Tunisia, Azzedine Alaïa, also known as the King of Cling, died in Paris, his home, on November 18.

Azzedine Alaïa, the Tunisian-French designer died on November 18, 2017. His funeral was held at the Sidi Bou Said cemetery in Tunis,Tunisia.(Ed Alcock/The New York Times)
Updated on Nov 21, 2017 04:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Listen up, ladies: You don’t need a shirt to rock that powersuit

Bored of doing demure? Break away from the rut and give that suit a spin, in a sexy way, of course!

Deepika Padukone dared to be different in this Monisha Jaising suit.(IANS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 03:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Rahul Mishra showcases his Parizaad collection on Day 3 of Print Fashion Week Season 3: See Pics

Rahul Mishra’s collection, Parizaad, takes forward his sustainable approach to fashion.

if you are the eco-positive and conscious bride, take your pick from Mishra’s collection.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 30, 2017 01:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Designer Anju Modi showcases her exquisite collection on Day 1 of Print Fashion Week Season 3: See Pics

Anju Modi blends the vibrancy of Kishangarh paintings with jewelled hues and exquisite embroideries.

We pick five stand-out looks that will make your sartorial game stronger for the shaadi season.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2017 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

From Indian brides to Bollywood celebs, fashion lovers embrace upcycling

Pre-owned saris revamped to create a wedding lehenga; green-carpet dresses made from discarded items; fabric leftovers used to add details to eco-happy couture — here’s why upcycling is making news.

Upcycling refers to the process of recycling a product to create a new one of a higher value.(IANS; Mahima Bhatia)
Updated on Oct 11, 2017 07:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Fashion Week: Here’s what you can expect from Delhi’s five-day fashion fiesta

From myriad milestones to inspiration galore for spring/summer 2018, here’s a glimpse at all that you can expect from the upcoming fashion week in Delhi.

A glimpse at Anupama Dayal’s collection, Jalpari.
Updated on Oct 10, 2017 08:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Festive fashion: Seven style lessons from Manish Malhotra’s star-studded Dubai show

From romantic rosettes to superwoman capes — here’s inspiration for your celebrations.

Actor Kriti Sanon, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Sidharth Malhotra walked for Manish Malhotra at Design One, Dubai
Published on Oct 04, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

India at Paris Fashion Week: Models, designers and all the runway inspiration

From hues that remind one of India’s colourful chaos to fresh faces that lit up the runways in Paris — here are proud moments from the recently concluded Paris Fashion Week.

The India connect shone through at Paris Fashion Week.
Published on Oct 03, 2017 08:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Khadi: Breaking historical shackles, the humble fabric now belongs to the future

Gandhi Jayanti is also about celebrating all things uniquely Indian, like khadi. Fashion experts and youngsters talk about why they love the fabric and tell us what makes it more relevant than ever.

Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmadabad, India. .(AP/Ajit Solanki)
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 11:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Benarasi sari with a Japanese twist: You’ve got to check out this textile innovation

Delhi-based textile designer Tanira Sethi has put an oriental origami touch to the traditional Benarasi drape.

Designer Tanira Sethi’s latest line of work brings together traditional Benarasi drapes and a touch of origami.
Published on Sep 22, 2017 03:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Priyanka Chopra’s body-snug gown at Emmys 2017: Is it a yaay or nay for Indian designers?

From Oscars to Emmys 2017, Priyanka Chopra’s white (and winning) streak continues. Check out what style critics think of her pick — a body-snug gown by French fashion house, Balmain.

At Emmy Awards 2017, Priyanka Chopra’s Balmain gown landed her on many best-dressed lists.(Mike Blake)
Updated on Sep 19, 2017 09:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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