Snigdha Ahuja

Snigdha Ahuja

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

Articles by Snigdha Ahuja
A Payal Khandwala creation.
A Payal Khandwala creation.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 01:09 PM IST
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.
You can summer-proof your makeup by choosing your products wisely.(iStockphoto)
You can summer-proof your makeup by choosing your products wisely.(iStockphoto)

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

By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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.
Lil Miquela has over 875K followers on Instagram.(lilmiquela/instagram)
Lil Miquela has over 875K followers on Instagram.(lilmiquela/instagram)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 01:37 PM IST
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.
Manish Malhotra with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kartik Aaryan at his Summer Couture 2018 show in Singapore.
Manish Malhotra with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kartik Aaryan at his Summer Couture 2018 show in Singapore.
Poets like Alfa, Christopher Poindexter, Tyler Knott Gregson and RM Drake are changing the short-form poetry scene.
Poets like Alfa, Christopher Poindexter, Tyler Knott Gregson and RM Drake are changing the short-form poetry scene.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:41 PM IST
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.
Atticus counts Indian poet-nationalist Sarojini Naidu as one of his favourites.(@poppetpenn)
Atticus counts Indian poet-nationalist Sarojini Naidu as one of his favourites.(@poppetpenn)

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

By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 12:49 PM IST
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.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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.
A preview of creations by designer Siddartha Tytler.
A preview of creations by designer Siddartha Tytler.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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).
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.
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Textile revivalist and fashion designer Madhu Jain was recently conferred the award for being ecologically responsible and for promoting ethical processes in fashion.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 11:02 AM IST
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.
Brigitte Macron is also known for her discerning knowledge of fashion. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP/Francois Mori)
Brigitte Macron is also known for her discerning knowledge of fashion. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP/Francois Mori)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 09:14 PM IST
French first lady Brigitte Macron, set for her visit to India, is known for her discerning sartorial sense. Here’s decoding her style.
International and Indian fashion mavens met the French president.(Instagram/rahulmishra_7; instagram/giambattistavalli; instagram/jacquemus.)
International and Indian fashion mavens met the French president.(Instagram/rahulmishra_7; instagram/giambattistavalli; instagram/jacquemus.)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2018 06:31 PM IST
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.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2018 07:03 PM IST
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.
Jury members — Anamika Khanna, Sunil Sethi, Anju Modi, Manish Malhotra, Sonal Kalra and Anirban Blah.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Jury members — Anamika Khanna, Sunil Sethi, Anju Modi, Manish Malhotra, Sonal Kalra and Anirban Blah.(Manoj Verma/HT)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2018 08:32 PM IST
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.
Shara Ashraf (left), Nidhi Chandra (right) showcase the culture of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar respectively.(HT Photo/ Jasjeet Plaha, Shivam Saxena)
Shara Ashraf (left), Nidhi Chandra (right) showcase the culture of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar respectively.(HT Photo/ Jasjeet Plaha, Shivam Saxena)

Republic Day special: We, the people of India

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf, Akshay Kaushal, Prerna Gauba, Abhinav Verma, Etti Bali, Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2018 08:23 PM IST
As we celebrate our 69th Republic Day, let’s also celebrate the myriad hues of diversity that make India unique.
Textile is in focus for new-age brides.(Nitesh Square)
Textile is in focus for new-age brides.(Nitesh Square)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2018 02:22 PM IST
New-age brides are ditching heavy-set embroideries and detailing to find fashion recluse in handloom, traditional textiles and lush weaves.
It was a year of milestones for the Indian fashion industry.
It was a year of milestones for the Indian fashion industry.

Rewind 2017: The biggest fashion moments of the year

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2017 07:16 PM IST
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their wedding reception in Mumbai (Navneet Vyasan/HT Photo)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their wedding reception in Mumbai (Navneet Vyasan/HT Photo)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Snigdha Ahuja
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2017 11:14 PM IST
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have been seen wearing ensembles by Kolkata-based Sabyasachi Mukherjee at all their wedding functions.
On the left, JJ Valaya’s creation. On the right, a creation by Neeru’s, modelled by actor Sonam Kapoor.
On the left, JJ Valaya’s creation. On the right, a creation by Neeru’s, modelled by actor Sonam Kapoor.

JJ Valaya calls out label for copying his design

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2017 03:21 PM IST
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.
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)
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)

Remembering Azzedine Alaïa, his sculpted creations and design aesthetics

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2017 04:39 PM IST
Born in Tunisia, Azzedine Alaïa, also known as the King of Cling, died in Paris, his home, on November 18.
Deepika Padukone dared to be different in this Monisha Jaising suit.(IANS)
Deepika Padukone dared to be different in this Monisha Jaising suit.(IANS)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2017 03:29 PM IST
Bored of doing demure? Break away from the rut and give that suit a spin, in a sexy way, of course!
if you are the eco-positive and conscious bride, take your pick from Mishra’s collection.(HT Photo)
if you are the eco-positive and conscious bride, take your pick from Mishra’s collection.(HT Photo)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2017 01:51 PM IST
Rahul Mishra’s collection, Parizaad, takes forward his sustainable approach to fashion.
We pick five stand-out looks that will make your sartorial game stronger for the shaadi season.(HT Photo)
We pick five stand-out looks that will make your sartorial game stronger for the shaadi season.(HT Photo)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2017 12:01 PM IST
Anju Modi blends the vibrancy of Kishangarh paintings with jewelled hues and exquisite embroideries.
Upcycling refers to the process of recycling a product to create a new one of a higher value.(IANS; Mahima Bhatia)
Upcycling refers to the process of recycling a product to create a new one of a higher value.(IANS; Mahima Bhatia)

From Indian brides to Bollywood celebs, fashion lovers embrace upcycling

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 07:11 PM IST
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.
A glimpse at Anupama Dayal’s collection, Jalpari.
A glimpse at Anupama Dayal’s collection, Jalpari.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2017 08:01 PM IST
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.
Actor Kriti Sanon, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Sidharth Malhotra walked for Manish Malhotra at Design One, Dubai
Actor Kriti Sanon, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Sidharth Malhotra walked for Manish Malhotra at Design One, Dubai

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2017 07:37 PM IST
From romantic rosettes to superwoman capes — here’s inspiration for your celebrations.
The India connect shone through at Paris Fashion Week.
The India connect shone through at Paris Fashion Week.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2017 08:00 PM IST
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.
Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmadabad, India. .(AP/Ajit Solanki)
Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmadabad, India. .(AP/Ajit Solanki)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2017 11:09 AM IST
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.
Designer Tanira Sethi’s latest line of work brings together traditional Benarasi drapes and a touch of origami.
Designer Tanira Sethi’s latest line of work brings together traditional Benarasi drapes and a touch of origami.

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2017 03:29 PM IST
Delhi-based textile designer Tanira Sethi has put an oriental origami touch to the traditional Benarasi drape.
At Emmy Awards 2017, Priyanka Chopra’s Balmain gown landed her on many best-dressed lists.(Mike Blake)
At Emmy Awards 2017, Priyanka Chopra’s Balmain gown landed her on many best-dressed lists.(Mike Blake)

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

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Ahuja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2017 09:20 AM IST
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.
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