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NAMRATA ZAKARIA

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The girl with the front-row invite. Fashion columnist and consultant. Mumbai, India.

Homegrown fashion designers team handloom with tailoring to a superb end
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Printing and embroidery techniques that were only found on Indian ethnics are now the mainstay of our global wardrobe. India’s handloom history has become the focus of its sartorial language.

Tarun Tahiliani’s show for Sahachari had Mumbai celebrate like it’s the Nineties
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Tarun Tahiliani’s show for Sahachari had Mumbai celebrate like it’s the Nineties

Does Paris still matter for Indian designers?
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Indian designers have shown at Paris Fashion Week this season, but is the fashion capital of the world still a lure?

Why China’s fashion industry is slowing down
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

China is slowing the fashion industry down. Its demand for luxury goods is on the wane. Many causes can be attributed to this decline.

Here’s looking at you, Deepika for making cleavage the new black
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Who says a top-lining movie star and a fashion icon cannot be a feminist to the core and speak for every woman?

Whatever happened to good old ‘travel porn’?
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Whatever happened to good old ‘travel porn’?

The Mistress of Reinvention
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

After celebrating the Kutch region in Goliyon ki Rasleela- Ram Leela, Anju Modi dives into Maratha heritage for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani

The Mistress of Reinvention: Anju Modi on designing for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Anju Modi dives into Maratha heritage for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.

Desi Beauty: Indian products you can only be grateful for
Wed, Sep 03, 2014

It is a wonderful idea to rediscover Indian beauty products once again, many of them can be found in our kitchens.

Is fast fashion reviving couture?
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Couture, that beloved baby of the fashion world that we love to uphold and imagine our lives against is so much more important today than it has been before.

Abaya Loving: Where an LBD is a long black dress
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Where an LBD is a Long Black Dress

Pitti Uomo: Three days of impossibly chic men
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

If there’s anything more beautiful than the Italian woman, it is the Italian man

Giving divorce its due
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

It isn’t a bad word, but an option that can be used with grace.

The problem with fashion bloggers in India
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Just like everywhere else in the world, fashion blogging is getting to be a lucrative business.

Photoshopping is not bad, bad Photoshopping is
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Consumer surveys reveal that women and men will buy a magazine if the cover photo is an attractive one. This is why fashion magazines and their thigh-gapped models are coveted.

Does parenting change your fashion choices?
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Just like us, children’s tastes and choices evolve from the sublime to the ridiculous to something that’s just about okay.

Is Narendra Modi India’s trendiest PM yet?
Wed, May 28, 2014

As soon as he had won the election, some of India’s leading fashion designers started sketching their ideas on dressing the man with the top job.

Beauty and the Breeze
Thu, May 22, 2014

Designer Nishka Lulla to introduce make-up giant Lancôme’s new products.

Flair & Square: Ship of Plenty
Tue, May 20, 2014

Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquire chose Monaco and the French Riviera as their first Cruise location.

Pitti Uomo focuses on India
Sun, May 18, 2014

Pitti Uomo plans to focus on a large Indian group and promote Made in Italy’s excellence in India.

Two Bits of Advice
Wed, May 14, 2014

A small lesson for big beautiful bikini girls.

Twin Troubles
Tue, May 06, 2014

Why has the Vogue-Elle cover controversy died unnoticed?

Addressed with Style
Sat, May 03, 2014

On the eve of Fendi’s much-awaited flagship store opening in London’s Bond Street, Silvia Venturini Fendi discusses women and their handbags.

How to Channel your Inner Dominatrix?
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Sure Revolver Rani is Hindi hinterland’s ode to Tarantino’s Kill Bill. But the dominating woman politician who has a Bollywood hero for a sex toy is a character that’s both sexy and kooky at once. Revolver Rani sees Ranaut dress in Alexander McQueen-inspired rocker jackets, with chains and military buttons on them, and harem salwars. […]

Run Away Style
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Sneakers are enjoying their nights out.

Pop-up What?
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Flash retailing has many things going for it, but why are we worried?

Haute at 100
Tue, Apr 08, 2014

Here’s who is in fashion’s Rs 100-crore list and why

Feel the Blues
Wed, Apr 02, 2014

Are jeans still too slob to be stylish?

Couture Lite
Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Chronicling high fashion’s contemporary mood.

Wishful Thinking
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Let’s make a few New Year resolutions for our fashion fiends.

Sweet and Sour
Wed, Dec 25, 2013

Karan Johar’s Koffee is much too yellow

Born in Mumbai Conceived in Tokyo
Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Mumbai’s hippest store makes a case for ‘slow fashion’.

The Grateful Dead
Wed, Dec 11, 2013

When you say thank you,mean it.

Of Books and Things
Tue, Dec 10, 2013

The mum of three is working on a children’s adventure-story trilogy and the first book is ready to be published.

The Bride Wore Black
Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Gaurav Gupta and his modern Indian bride are rewriting fashion history

Moving Silk
Sun, Dec 01, 2013

Hermès brings its globally touring ‘8 Ties’ show to Mumbai,after touring 10 international cities. Acclaimed digital artist Miguel Chevalier talks of adding playfulness to the Hermès universe with his installations.

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