Kimi Dangor

Articles By Kimi Dangor

The romantic ruffled sari is spring-summer 2019’s hottest runway trend

One might say that couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, have been adding ruffles and frills to everything that drapes, shapes and contours for years. But it’s this season’s somewhat understated and more wearable version that is racing to the top of the trend charts.

Here are the highlights from the closing weekend of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019

In an era when thinking audiences are questioning the relevance of vanity-fuelled and celebrity-driven fashion shows, a few designers at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 sought to widen the circumference.

Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2019 highlighted the need for creative collaborations and imaginative upcycling

At Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2019, the much-celebrated Sustainable Fashion Day last week saw two brands use the waterproof polyurethane-coated material in their collections and present an impressive window into their label’s engagement with recycling and eco-friendly processes.

Day one of Lakme Fashion Week: Summer of Content

Breezy styles, artful layering and easy separates dominated Day One of Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2019

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019: Designer Gaurav Gupta gave a theatrical opening

The show was touted as one where Gaurav Gupta would present his first-ever explorations of Lucknowi chikankari, zardozi and handwoven brocade textiles. And while the sculptural proportions, crisp lines and poetic undulations were all there, we wished we’d seen more of Gupta’s trademark bodacious interpretation of the crafts.

The Summer-Resort 2019 edition of Lakme Fashion Week will see promising partnerships create a blueprint for the future of fashion

While the country debates sustainability practices and the Textile Ministry ruminates about “fashionising weaves”, this season, we’re looking forward to shows at LFW that promise to take the domestic design narrative forward on multiple levels

Shantanu & Nikhil on why the Lakme Fashion Week grand finale is a dream come true and celebrating egalitarian fashion

The duo now admit to having finally bitten the scarlet bullet, quite literally, for their forthcoming Lakme Absolute Ultimate finale for the Summer/Resort 2019 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW).

Sangita Kathiwada on 25 years of Melange and the need to focus on sustainability

At a time when artisanal and organic weren’t popular buzzwords, and sustainability wasn’t a trending hashtag, Sangita Kathiwada’s stand-alone Altamount Road studio sought to change the design lexicon by introducing natural fabrics, minimalist shapes and mindful fashion.

Band, Baajaa, Bedlam | 2018: Looking back

From celebrity bridal blowouts to couture copycat sagas — social media gave everyone front row seats to fashion’s flashiest year yet

Suket Dhir on his latest collection for women, his eternal muse and creating clothes that last

Inspired by his childhood spent in Banga, Punjab, and his grandfather’s sartorial elegance, Suket Dhir drew upon the personal and personable.

Being a Sport: Indie label NBNW on bringing their streetwear style to their athleisure collaboration

The entire Fila Heritage X NBNW collection is gender neutral. With prices ranging from Rs 1,999 to Rs 8,999, the collection is available at select Fila stores and on

A Sari Story

K Radharaman on designing Deepika Padukone's wedding sari and a 600-year-old weaving heritage.

Down the Aisle

"A marriage today might be an amalgamation of a white wedding as well as a traditional Indian wedding," says Anita Dongre as she designs a line of wedding gowns for her multicultural clientele.

A Decade of Design

In a glittering fashion showcase, the sisters-in-law turned business partners presented a 10-year commemorative collection titled “Oneness”, an embodiment of their label’s belief in creating “everyday couture”.

A Leaf of Faith

Riddhika Jesrani on her biodegradable 3D jewellery line and creating thoughtfully.

Making the Shift

Launched in 2011, Nimish's label shift has gained critical appreciation and a celebrity fan following that includes Sonam K Ahuja, Kalki Koechlin, Anushka Sharma and Kangna Ranaut

Have a Deco

Malini Vachani Akerkar on her debut jewellery collection and how design permeates everything she does.

A Grand Affair

Starry surprises, and highlights from the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018

Connecting the Dots

From digital empowerment to embracing gender identities and anomalies, Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 edition celebrated inclusivity.

In a New Direction: Old conventions took a beating at LFW Winter/Festive 2018

New rules were set by designers on Day One of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018. Some sought to defy conventions by championing the cause of inclusivity, some by experimenting with presentation styles and yet others by completely forgoing the traditional runway format.