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The two up-and-coming designers presented their collections at the ongoing FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week 'phygital' edition -- a blend of physical and digital elements -- on Wednesday. (Representational Image) (Unsplash)

Virtual shows open a new doorway for fashion world: Gen Next designers

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Virtual shows could be a boon for the Indian fashion scene and open doors to a new world, believe Gen Next designers Wajahat Rather and Rahul Dasgupta.
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak, Rocha had made it her mission to improve working conditions for the next generation of models through her Coco Rocha Model Camp. (Bloomberg )
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak, Rocha had made it her mission to improve working conditions for the next generation of models through her Coco Rocha Model Camp. (Bloomberg )

Coco Rocha trains new generation of models to survive a predatory industry

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:40 PM IST
With a pandemic and the collapse of retailers, young fashion models have fewer opportunities for photo shoots and runway jobs to get their foot in the door of an already problematic sector.
From biodegradable masks to organic food, the pandemic has propelled a drive towards sustainability.(Photo: Facebook/Insha-e-Noor)
From biodegradable masks to organic food, the pandemic has propelled a drive towards sustainability.(Photo: Facebook/Insha-e-Noor)

How sustainability has become the buzz word during Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:37 PM IST
With biodegradable masks, upcycling of old household products and organic farming, many individuals and organisations tried to bring sustainability into daily lives, amid the pandemic.
Lights! Models! Garbage! Taiwan designer turns waste into fashion(Reuters)
Lights! Models! Garbage! Taiwan designer turns waste into fashion(Reuters)

Taiwan designer turns garbage into fashion, makes clothes from old wires and bolts

Taipei | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:30 AM IST
A Taiwanese designer is garnering attention for adding extra flair to clothes with discarded wires and bolts. Wang Li-ling stitches these materials onto her clothes to give them a futuristic feeling.
British costume designer Michele Clapton’s sartorial influences over the last 20 years have run so deep that they’ll be remembered as pop-cultural tropes for decades to come
British costume designer Michele Clapton’s sartorial influences over the last 20 years have run so deep that they’ll be remembered as pop-cultural tropes for decades to come

Fashion Focus: The Marvellous Ms Clapton

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:31 AM IST
From Game of Thrones to The Crown, award-winning British costume designer Michele Clapton has threaded, be-glitzed and outfitted some of the most iconic characters on screen
The ‘RE: Think, Act, Create’ campaign has been advocating for stronger commitments for sustainability and “fairness” in fashion in the post-Covid 19 scenario across India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ‘RE: Think, Act, Create’ campaign has been advocating for stronger commitments for sustainability and “fairness” in fashion in the post-Covid 19 scenario across India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

‘RE: Think, Act, Create’ launches The ReFashion Hub

New Delhi [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:07 AM IST
After the successful online garment donation drive- Re.purposed- with NGOs in Mumbai and the launch of India’s first digital local textile museum Karkhana Chronicles, fashion campaign RE: Think, Act, Create launched The ReFashion Hub on 10th December 2020.
Payal Soni, a body positivity champion and plus size model was part of the Olay campaign
Payal Soni, a body positivity champion and plus size model was part of the Olay campaign

Say hello to the plus-sized model

Hindustan Times | By Bharat Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:33 AM IST
As big designers break the model stereotype, is body positivity finally replacing body shaming?
Founder - Shivam Soni.(Beyoung.in)
Founder - Shivam Soni.(Beyoung.in)

Beyoung.in clocking Rs 3 cr monthly revenue in a span of 2.5 years- Shivam Soni outlines growth plan

UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Beyoung is a home-grown fashion brand initiated with an ideology of catering to the latest fashion trends.
An employee of online fashion retailer Zozo Inc. poses for a photograph as he demonstrates the company's Zozosuit 2, a 3D body measurement suit, at their Tokyo office in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)
An employee of online fashion retailer Zozo Inc. poses for a photograph as he demonstrates the company's Zozosuit 2, a 3D body measurement suit, at their Tokyo office in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)

Japan’s Zozo says new body-measuring suit overcomes flaws of original

Tokyo, Japan | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The original polka-dot bodysuit, which when scanned with a smartphone allowed users to upload their measurements and order custom-made clothes, received massive interest from the fashion industry.
Industry stalwarts interact with Pearl Academy students; (L-to-R) Bandeep Singh (Photographer), David Abraham (Designer), Kalyani S Chawla (Serial Entrepreneur),Supriya Dravid ( Editor in Chief- Elle) and Nainika Karan (Designer)(Pearl Academy)
Industry stalwarts interact with Pearl Academy students; (L-to-R) Bandeep Singh (Photographer), David Abraham (Designer), Kalyani S Chawla (Serial Entrepreneur),Supriya Dravid ( Editor in Chief- Elle) and Nainika Karan (Designer)(Pearl Academy)

FDCI reaffirms its collaboration with Pearl Academy to empower

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 11:10 AM IST
“With our enhanced and renewed association, digital aspects of fashion and online courses are being evaluated, as a part of our future roadmap,” says Sharad Mehra, President, Creative Arts Education Society, Pearl Academy.

Nimrat Kahlon amazes the fashion industry with enchanting designs

UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Nimrat has definitely mastered the art of putting together the most perfect colors and patterns, all hand woven with delicacy and detailing.
Priyanka is a bridal and celebrity makeup artist.
Priyanka is a bridal and celebrity makeup artist.

Priyanka Sarmacharjee says making things happen is more satisfying rather than dreaming about them

UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Priyanka Sarmacharjee’s brand ‘P’ is launching with its very first luxury eyelash (P-LASH) followed by her luxury makeup brushes (P-BRUSH).
Watch Kelsey Simone’s video for insider tips to get into fashion industry and snapshots of the Vatican Museum’s Instagram
Watch Kelsey Simone’s video for insider tips to get into fashion industry and snapshots of the Vatican Museum’s Instagram

Kelsey Simone’s insider fashion tips and snapshots from the Vatican Museum...in this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Zubair Aslam
Zubair Aslam

Know the secret of photographer Zubair Aslam’s success!

UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Zubair Aslam has garnered a following of over 3 million on his Instagram with his unconventional photography.
Social media created an influence, a voice of the masses, and a vertical in the fashion fraternity came to life – the fashion influencers.
Social media created an influence, a voice of the masses, and a vertical in the fashion fraternity came to life – the fashion influencers.

Whose influence is it anyway?

Hindustan Times | By Bharat Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:13 AM IST
They’re smart. They’re clueless. They connect with the audience. They’re fakes. Clearly, the fashion industry is divided over social media influencers
Celebrating diversity and uniqueness.(Unsplash)
Celebrating diversity and uniqueness.(Unsplash)

Body Positivity: The movement on a mission to change the way we see ourselves

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantime.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The Body Positivity Movement is rooted in people’s want and need to be able to accept themselves and those around them as they are rather than what popular media would like us to be.
Model Mugdha Veira Godse entered Bollywood with 2008 film, Fashion
Model Mugdha Veira Godse entered Bollywood with 2008 film, Fashion

Outsider Vs insider debate: Do models have it easy in Bollywood?

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The Hind film industry has seen a generous influx of talents from the fashion world over the years, so we talks to few such names and understand how their transition was.
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers

The fashion edit: The most iconic fashion magazine covers in times of crisis

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Assomull
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Glamour magazines have stood up in times of crisis, right from the times of the World War II. Here’s how they are making strong, stylish statements of substance yet again.
After the coronavirus pandemic, the reality is that the handloom and handcraft sector in India needs a way to survive(Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)
After the coronavirus pandemic, the reality is that the handloom and handcraft sector in India needs a way to survive(Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)

It is time to tap potential of handicrafts and textiles

By Ritu Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:55 PM IST
It can be produced in rural areas; it creates jobs; it needs low investment; it can be a Made in India by Hand brand
Vaishali Shah (left) wants her clients to make informed, sustainable fashion choices.
Vaishali Shah (left) wants her clients to make informed, sustainable fashion choices.

Just Blouses founder Vaishali Shah makes a case for sustainable fashion

UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Ensuring that its products are in vogue but not really expensive, Just Blouses also provides comfortable fits in elegant designs - all these while ensuring their products are environment-friendly.
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra with his mother.(Manish Malhotra Instagram)
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra with his mother.(Manish Malhotra Instagram)

Fashion designers reveal what they are upto during the lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:23 PM IST
With each passing day and yet another extension of the lockdown, one wonders how some of best creative minds in the fashion industry are dealing with ongoing situation.
Parama Ghosh realized that even in today’s fast-paced life, Indian women hold a saree close to their hearts for its inherent elegance and cultural significance.
Parama Ghosh realized that even in today’s fast-paced life, Indian women hold a saree close to their hearts for its inherent elegance and cultural significance.

Parama Ghosh is giving a twist to the good old Indian saree and blouse

UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The ‘Parama’ designs are considered path-breaking in the fashion industry for its designs that range from yellow taxi, safety pins and mother-daughter tales to famous movie lines and many simple facets of daily lives, woven into the threads.
Supermodel Bella Hadid recently shot for Vogue Italia from her home over FaceTime.(Instagram)
Supermodel Bella Hadid recently shot for Vogue Italia from her home over FaceTime.(Instagram)

Multitasking models: Fashion industry’s novel idea to carry on shoot!

Hindustan Times | By Akshay Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:05 PM IST
Models are now styling, doing art direction and even shooting themselves from home amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)

A dress that feeds the nation: Why it is essential to support the local businesses right now

By Payal Khandwala
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Buy Local: The immediate survival of artisans, their craft and that of their future generations, depends on the choices we make now. If this becomes the norm and gathers momentum, then not only do we aid our current workforce, but we also create more jobs in this industry. Read on.
LVMH has secured 40 million surgical face masks from a Chinese supplier for France (10 million a week).(Unsplash)
LVMH has secured 40 million surgical face masks from a Chinese supplier for France (10 million a week).(Unsplash)

From Prada to Balenciaga: Fashion rises to the Covid-19 challenge

By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 01:27 PM IST
To combat the pandemic, the fashion industry has come up with an array of initiatives. Prada’s factory in Perugia, is making masks and they will start daily deliveries to Tuscan hospitals of 80,000 overalls and 110,000 masks by April 6.
Happy birthday Tommy Hilfiger: Meet the designer extraordinaire.(File Photo)
Happy birthday Tommy Hilfiger: Meet the designer extraordinaire.(File Photo)

Happy birthday Tommy Hilfiger: Meet the designer extraordinaire

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Born on March 24, 1951, fashion designer Thomas Jacob Hilfiger started his career by co-founding a chain of fashion stores called People’s Place in New York in the 1970s. He went on to launch the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas went for a a frothy gray Dior haute couture number as she walked on the red carpet last year.(photo: REUTERS)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas went for a a frothy gray Dior haute couture number as she walked on the red carpet last year.(photo: REUTERS)

Met Gala 2020 postponed, future of fashion in question

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 06:06 AM IST
This year’s ball which was slated to be held on May 4 has been given no later date. As the gala stands postponed now, one’s keen to know how it would affect the future of fashion?
Model Bella Hadid wears a creation for the Vivienne Westwood fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)(Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Model Bella Hadid wears a creation for the Vivienne Westwood fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)(Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Paris Fashion Week 2020: Vivienne Westwood mixes message of ecology with regal Paris fashion

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Vivienne Westwood’s signature draping and period-style whooshes were used by Andreas Kronthaler in a collection with a urban, sporty edge.
Lena Dunham’s catwalk debut kickstarts London Fashion Week.(Lena Dunham/Instagram)
Lena Dunham’s catwalk debut kickstarts London Fashion Week.(Lena Dunham/Instagram)

LFW 2020: US star Lena Dunham’s catwalk debut kickstarts London Fashion Week

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The five-day showcase in the British capital will feature more than 60 shows, including Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger, but with participation dented by the deadly outbreak spreading around the world.
London Fashion Week 2020: Model Arizona Muse urges fashion industry to change in climate fight.(Arizona Muse/Instagram)
London Fashion Week 2020: Model Arizona Muse urges fashion industry to change in climate fight.(Arizona Muse/Instagram)

London Fashion Week 2020: Model Arizona Muse urges fashion industry to change in climate fight

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The American-born model, who has worked for Chanel, Estée Lauder, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, said she felt the climate crisis on a daily basis.
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