Kimi Dangor

Articles By Kimi Dangor

Designer Vaishali Shadangule on dedicating her new collection to the khun fabric

The lightweight brocade fabric, which comes in vibrant colours with a metallic sheen and is characterised by tiny motifs and a distinct border, was traditionally woven in the form of blouse pieces proffered to deities.

Camping with the Stars

The outrageous and bizarre took centrestage on the Met Gala 2019 red carpet

The humble patchwork returns as a ruling runway trend and a handy tool for sustainable fashion

Drawing reference from traditional quilting techniques like kantha and sujini and the globally-lauded Japanese boro textiles, which follow a similar method of mending and patching together, designers are giving the patchwork story a whole new narrative.

Golden hour

Textile revivalists Swati & Sunaina on mapping the link between Tibetan monasteries and Banarasi weavers, and converting the revered Gyaser silk brocade into saris

Waste to Wear

Eishita Puri on making jewellery out of cardboard, sustainability and design.

The Power of Pink

Men and women embraced the feminine hue, celebrated diversity and challenged traditional dress codes at the red carpet of the 91st Academy Awards.

Designer Naushad Ali on representing India at the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week and why circular fashion should be a priority

The son of a textile trader, it’s only natural that Ali has a deep appreciation and connection with woven fabrics and has worked with weaving clusters from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, over the years, taking traditional Indian weaves and lending them minimalistic, contemporary cuts.

Designers talk about the lasting legacy of Karl Lagerfeld — the German couturier, photographer, artist and filmmaker — who passed away on Tuesday

Karl Lagerfeld, whose big India moment came with his pre-fall 2011-12 Paris-Bombay Metiers d’Art collection, had self-admittedly, never been to India.

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.