Archive for February, 2012

A Patchwork of Textiles: Péro FW’12

February 26, 2012

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12
Photos from Péro FW 12 backstage+stall area at WIFW.

pero autumn winter 12

pero autumn winter 12
Kuku wearing Péro. Is a musician from Nagaland. Was hanging out at Péro stall with other Tetseo Sisters promoting their new album Li: Chapter One. Check their blog here where they talk about music, clothing, and life.

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“Péro’s fall-winter 2012 collection is a patchwork of textiles from various parts of India- khakis from West Bengal, ikats from Andhra Pradesh, pashminas from Kashmir, and woven wool from Kumaon.”

Péro means ‘to wear’ in Marwari, the local language of Rajasthan. I previously documented Péro at LakmeFashionWeek in 2010. See here.

The label is owned by Aneeth Arora, a textile/dress maker. She is mostly inspired by the clothing styles of local people & considers them to be the real trend-setters of our times.

Nidhi Jacob|Art of the Trench

February 25, 2012

nidhi jacob art of the trench

nidhi jacob art of the trench

“I bought my first trench coat only last year in November. Have worn it about 5 times since I got it. The only thing that makes me happy about it is that it’s XXL so it’s quite comfy.

I bought the trench primarily for Delhi winters. I think it would feel pretty ridiculous to wear a trench in Bombay. Could wear it during the rains but I’m not sure if mine is waterproof. I do have a raincoat that could be trench-y.

I’m more of a sweater girl, really.”
-Nidhi Jacob. Deputy Fashion Editor, Marie Claire.

I also made a series of short films with Nidhi in October. These are screen shots from one of the films.

nidhi jacob film

nidhi film

It’s almost ready. And will be up soon.

Monica Dogra at WIFW

February 21, 2012

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Monica Dogra. Singer/Actress.  One half of Shaa’ir and Func. Has acted in a film. Watch her in a recent video here. And in an old shoot here.

Top from Cheap Monday. Vintage skirt from a trunk show in LA. Vintage bag from Le Marais.

Photographed at Wills India Fashion Week.

Day 1:Wills India Fashion Week

February 18, 2012

wills india fashion week vineet bahl

wills india fashion week vineet bahl

wills india fashion week vineet bahl

wills india fashion week vineet bahl

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wills india fashion week vineet bahl

wills india fashion week vineet bahl
Vineet Bahl Autumn Winter 2012.
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wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra

wills india fashion week Anand kabra
Anand Kabra AW 12

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wills india fashion week anupama dayal
Anupama Dayal AW 12.

james ferreira wills india fashion week

james ferreira wills india fashion week

james ferreira wills india fashion week

james ferreira wills india fashion week

james ferreira wills india fashion week

james ferreira wills india fashion week
James Ferreira AW 12.

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Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week

Anju modi wills india fashion week
Anju Modi AW 12.

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Working Class

February 14, 2012

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Woman outside a temple in Jaipur.

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Rickshaw puller in Jaipur.

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Clock Tower, Jodhpur.

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A beggar outside a church in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

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A chai wala on the streets in Jaipur.

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Jaipur.

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Man carrying stuff on head, Jodhpur.

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street style jaipur india
Street side dwellers. Jaipur.

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Railway platform, Rajasthan.

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Delhi.

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Bombay.

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Aurangabad.

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Bombay.

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McleodGanj, Dharamsala.

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Asansol.

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Clock tower, Jodhpur.

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Rag pickers.

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Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi.

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Sewing machines in Bareilly.

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Long sweater. Jaipur.

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Loise Braganza

February 12, 2012

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street style mumbai india

Loise is 29… studied fashion design at Wigan & Leigh, Bombay. Is a freelance fashion stylist/designer + often collaborates with various artists who work with clothing and fashion + is working on her first design collection.

She works out of a small studio in Bandra. I am looking forward to documenting her work when I get back to Bombay. She is also one of the many people in a TVC( for Cobra beer) I did street casting for in November. More on that soon.

She picked up the top from somewhere in South Goa. “There was a nomad girl selling Rajasthani bags on the street. I asked her if she had anything else. She had two blouses and this was one of them. She said her grandma made it long ago and they don’t make clothes anymore.”

Photographed outside The Bagel Shop, Bandra, Bombay.

Abraham & Thakore

February 12, 2012
“Low key and finely crafted. Modern design drawn from rich traditions.”
A&T is a Delhi based label headed by David Abraham, Rakesh Thakore, & Kevin Nigli. At the heart of every single A&T creation is the weave. They prefer working with natural fabrics & their sensibility is contemporary & clean.
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abraham & thakore SS 12

Abraham & Thakore have been around in the industry for about 20 years and they never did a fashion show till 2010. David Abraham called their first show a marketing exercise of sorts. A sari from their (AW’10) collection just reached  V&A. It is part of a permanent collection at V&A that also consists of designs from Chanel & Dior. Read more here.
Abraham and Thakore V&A
David Abraham always knew he wanted to design clothes. He went to NID where he studied Textile Design with Rakesh Thakore(who is said to have an unmatched knowledge of fabric). Rakesh Thakore grew up on a 4000 acre farm in Tanzania. “The film Hatari was shot there,” he remembers. “There were cows, pigs, poultry, sheep and other animals. And we grew plenty of flowers, fruits and vegetables….
At NID, in a class of 6 people, each student had a loom and had to weave every day. There were no exams, no grading. Students were evaluated on projects. One day we would be given cameras and told to go into the city and take photographs. Another day, we would watch world cinema, back to back, from morning to night…” Read more here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
abraham & thakore SS 12
A&T’s first order was for a collection of scarves and kimonos for The Conran Shop, London. They began selling in India only in the late nineties. Now they stock at A&T stores in Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore+ are also available at: Bombaim, Hot Pink, Ensemble, Evoluzione, Elahe, Kimaya, Melange, Ogaan, Rudraksh, Palette, Tijori(Oberoi Hotels).
They also recently did a series of home textiles for the design trade show Maison & Objet, Paris. Read more about the Maison-Objet here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
These photos are from their SS’12 collection..photographed at their stall at WIFW in October. This collection emphasized on intricate artisanal work, layers, and textures.
They are showing again this time at WIFW. Their winter collection is defined as a fresh take on the classics of menswear re-invented for a contemporary Indian woman’s wardrobe. Their show is at 20:15 on Feb 17.

Imsu.

February 8, 2012

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Where did you grow up and how was your childhood like?
I was born and brought up in Kohima, Nagaland till I was 9 and then I spent the next 10 years of my life in a boarding school [The Assam Valley School]. We had our occasional holiday breaks but I’d say that I ‘grew up’  in school. I don’t really have the words to describe how my childhood was, but I can just put it like this — I wouldn’t mind going through the whole thing again.

What did you do during your holiday breaks?
Nothing much. I just relaxed at home and indulged in a lot of non-veg home food.

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Are you still taking photos from Sony Cyber-shot? And who takes your photos?
Nah. I am now using a Nikon D3100. My boyfriend takes most of my pictures but since he’s not in Delhi anymore, I guess I’ll have to ask my cousins or friends.

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street fashion delhi india

What do you miss about home(Kohima)?
Hills. Nice weather. And home food. And my dog.

Photographed in Outram Lines, New Delhi in Feb 2011.

Art of the Trench.

February 2, 2012

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Indu. Karan’s Grandmother.

“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.

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Karan Berry. Shoe designer at a.k.a. bespoke

“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.

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Priya Kishore, Bombay Electric. 

The exhibition is on from 3rd-12th Feb at Burberry store, Oberoi, Gurgaon. See you all there.

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