The Atlas of Chic

As fashion lost the man who created limitless elegance Hubert Givenchy, with his post-war dazzlers, Gauri and Nainka kept the flame of red carpet dressing burning, but the duo who always create magic minus the high voltage drama are Abraham and Thakore…as the gamcha and jhola tower over evening gloves!

 By Asmita Aggarwal

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Lean In

NIFT-educated Nupur Batra, from her first show where she spent Rs 12,000, in 2011, to now working with almost 10 countries and exporting to US and Japan, is a tour de force in the accessories market as each fabric bag she makes is an ode to an independent woman.

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Checkmate

Unlike the West which is embracing mottled and scruffy, and with Gucci blurring the lines between the two genders, men in India still prefer monochromes and a smattering of grey, though Abhishek Patni brought ‘in’ the outdoors with his parkas and faux fur lining

By Asmita Aggarwal

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