Men at fashion weeks // commissioned work for GQ India September 12.
Fashion week, Bombay/Delhi. 2012.
Lozano likes orchids, teapots, long walks, and Céline.
Are you materialistic?
I used to be.
How did you get interested in fashion?
Growing up I was surrounded by aunts and relatives who were always well dressed. They would go outside Nagaland just to shop. Living outside in cities was a rarity then but they’d go to the extents of getting the best of clothes, shoes, jewellery. When you are surrounded by so many beautiful people I think it gets rubbed off onto your personality as well. I think our taste in fashion start developing early when we are exposed to beautiful mekhlas and chadors. At a young age, we are in tune with colours, mixing prints, blending attires. It’s like a part of our culture and tradition.
Do you have a favourite memory from your childhood?
I remember I would chase dragon flies…climb up trees and dream I was floating.
How was your childhood like?
Lonely. I was very lonely as a child. And free. And I was hungry all the time. Lonely. But happy.
What are you currently listening to?
Red lights by Tiesto.
How would you describe yourself?
I am a simple girl who loves colours and vintage things.
December 2013. Kohima, Nagaland.
“Bok is a colourful shawl worn for warmth and protection on the back. Traditionally it used to have a bright design on the outside and yak or goat skin on the inside to keep the wearer warm. This has now been changed by fashion to a simple ornament of brightly coloured material although in winter many women still wear goat skin to keep warm.”
July 2014. Leh, Ladakh.