Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.
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“Growing up in Pakistan and attending a little boarding school hidden in the foothills of the Himalayas, I started off a far cry from the world of fashion and design though I loved sketching, painting, and shopping for fabric at the night bazaars. With the lights ablaze on all the sparkling bangles, I would sit enchanted as roll after roll of embroidered chiffons, silks, and cottons would be unfurled in front of us to choose fabrics for new salwar kameezes.
When I was about 12, a family friend asked me if there was anything she could bring back from a visit to the UK and for some reason I asked for a fashion magazine. She brought me back a copy of Vogue and although she had ripped out all the pages with nudity, it was the most intriguing thing I had ever seen.”
- Sharon Crawford, 29. Fashion Stylist.
Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.
Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry|Art of the Trench.
There is an Indian Street Style post on BuzzFeed made of my photos(mostly). Take a look.
Wearabout was on Tasveer Journal sometime ago.
I have an 8 page street style story in GQ India this month.
I have to interrupt my Northeast updates for now. They will have to wait. I
was too slow miscalculated my blogging speed. WIll get on with it again in September.
Fashion week in Bombay started yesterday. Will be blogging from there.
Contemplating a giveaway. Would anyone be interested in old looking clothes & books?
Looking forward to leaving Bombay again in October & travel for maybe 6 months. My lease gets over; which is a great thing. The best. Looking at Dharamsala, Calcutta, & Sikkim. Maybe down south.
Also, I’m looking for someone to help me organize all my images and edit a lot of text. You get paid but it’s not much money. If you’re interested, write to me at wearabout at gmail
Hey Guys. This entire month I’ll be blogging about the people I photographed whilst travelling in the Northeast* India last year (Nov ’12-March ’13).
Along with that I’m also compiling everything that I’ve got from the Northeast (photographs & views) in one place and either make a pdf or a one-off ezine out of it. I might even get it printed. It’s sort of a publishing experiment really.
However, my perspective is slightly limited, so I’m looking for potential contributors.
If you have a story, illustration, photograph, poem, map, or anything having to do with people, culture(way of living/social habits/fashion) from the Northeast, please get in touch. My email is: wearabout at gmail dot com. (The material should be your own and not published anywhere else. You’ll be credited.)
Please use the subject line**: ezine/wearabout
You can send me old photographs of people/streets/houses too — it’ll be great to compare and use them with what I have photographed. This is only limited to Shillong, Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Aizawl, as I only covered these places.
Please use the subject line**: blog/wearabout
I think it will be great to do this because Northeast India is fairly unexplored. People are interested in this side of the country considering the response I got for the first posts I ever did about Shillong(they were the most shared posts on my blog), and more recently ‘Northeast Cosmo feature‘ was the most shared image on my facebook page.
*I understand Northeast India is big and some people are sensitive about me calling the three states I visited, Northeast (considering the comments on the Cosmo image) but geographically that’s where they are. Right? And why I didn’t go to all the northeast states? It is because I was on my own, had a limited budget, and time constraints.
**subject line is just to make it easier for me to filter my mails
These are a few photos from my trip (for your reference). I think the way people dress, the way the streets look, the way the houses look, all together help to give an idea of what a place is all about. Primarily, that is what I am really interested in.
Photos: Old woman crossing a street in Aizawl. Woman at a shop on the way to Shillong. Clothes line in a country house in Meghalaya. Countryside hut in Meghalaya. A folk singer on her house terrace in Kohima. A 13 year old girl at a photo shoot in Dimapur. A woman going through clothes at the Wednesday Market in Dimapur. Street in Impur, Nagaland. A house in Ungma Village, Nagaland. Imlibenla at her house in Mokokchung. View of Mokokchung town. Street side shops in Aizawl. A street in Aizawl. Teenage Mizo girls in Aizawl. Aizawl city on a full moon night.
All photos were taken by me between November 2012 to March 2013.
I’m not sure how it will turn out to be (depends on the contributions), but I’m excited about this.
PS If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, send me an email or write in the comment section below.
Elton Fernandez. Make-up artist/hair stylist.
Photographed in Bandra in 2011. These photos are from the Art of the Trench project I worked on for Burberry about a year agi. I’m currently in the process of putting them all up.
Sometime last year, I worked with people from Somesuch & Co. & BMB agency on a project for Cobra beer. They were shooting Cobra tv commercial in Bombay meant for UK television+making a city guide on fashion, food, and music for The Guardian website.
The city guide on fashion that I worked on is here. Link. It has nervous me talking about what I do on this blog..+ shooting a lookbook for Nor Black Nor White in Dadar flower market, talking to Bandana Tewari & Little Shilpa..and just generally hanging out on the streets..
Daniel Wolfe filming AJ at the trials.
Most of the TVC was shot at VT station, on a moving train, & at an abandoned station about 3 hours away from Bombay.
After 40 days of field work and two months of post-production, the video is finally up. It’s called The Train. Watch it here. Directed by Daniel Wolfe, ex-chef, also known as the “problem director.” Styled by Hannah Edwards, who also recently styled MIA’s Bad Girls video.
It’s too late to call this a preview. It was meant to be one.
Lakme Fashion Week started today. I’m supposed to be at the venue. Instead, I’m sitting in my room and staring at this curtain.
“I found this photo in a shoe box when I was looking for some pictures to be framed on my family wall. It was a beige trench & the photo is about 60 years old.
My grandmother got married at 20 and she got this coat made sometime then. The fabric was for 150Rs. and the stitching cost her about 40Rs. She would wear it with her saris and suits. When she’d wear this out in Bombay, people would call her Rani of Punjab…because, at that time, no one else would wear a trench. People considered it as something royal and international.
The photo was taken in Sonipat, Haryana.“
“I have 2 trench coats. A trench coat for me is like a shield. It’s an interesting piece of garment which not only protects but also is a style statement. It carries the identity of the wearer.”
I photographed Karan in October for Burberry’s Art of the Trench project. Rest of the photos(about 50) are up on the AoTT site (takes a while to load; click on “view latest”). Photos were only meant to go online but now they’re part of an exhibition.
Below is a short video of Christopher Bailey talking about the project and my involvement with it.
The exhibition is on from 3rd-12th Feb at Burberry store, Oberoi, Gurgaon. See you all there.
My runway photos from Lakme Fashion Week are part of an article-Indian Summer-in Blonde’s July issue. The article talks about 5 Indian fashion designers and their 2011 Spring/Summer collections. Designers are Little Shilpa, Shivan&Narresh, Sabyasachi, Masaba Gupta, & Manish Arora. Text is by Anna Baur with some insights & inputs by me.
Below are the print-screens; my copy is on its way. Download the legible /hi-res pdf here. It’s in German. Kannst du Deutsch lesen? Ich kann. Ein wenig.
On the cover is Caroline West | Elite NY.
Above: Shivan & Narresh. Below: Little Shilpa(left). Sabyasachi(right).
+ I’ve been featured in the magazine as well. Thank you Anna.