beards & caps | men’s style at fashion week

January 26, 2015

street style mumbai fashion week

street style fashion week mumbai

street style mumbai fashion

street style mumbai fashion

street style mumbai fashion

street style mumbai fashion week

street style mumbai fashion week

street style mumbai fashion week

Fashion week, Bombay. August 2014.

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Lozano

January 25, 2015

fashion northeast india nagaland

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. 

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Angami Naga Women in Sunday Traditional

January 14, 2015

angami naga street style nagaland

Angami naga women in their 80s. Returning from church.

“She is very old. I am 81. I used to be a teacher. My husband was the third person to own a scooter in Dimapur.” — Khrieleni Terhuja(r)

January 2014. Dimapur, Nagaland. 

bok | ladakhi shawl

January 12, 2015

ladakhi woman fashion bok

“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.

carol humtsoe

December 30, 2014

street fashion mumbai india

Bombay. August, 2014.

working class | kohima

December 30, 2014

street fashion working class

street fashion working class

Clothes seller at a flea market.

Kohima, Nagaland. December 2012.

90 year old woman | Street Style Bhutan

December 27, 2014

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90 year old Bhutanese woman in traditional attire(togeo and kira) and checkered vans.

Photographed at the Punakha festival in Punakha, Bhutan.

Acquin Pais | art of the trench

December 27, 2014

street fashion india

Acquin Pais. Part-time unicorn. Likes Joy Division and alt-J.

Photographed in Bombay in October 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Tshering | Street Style Bhutan

December 22, 2014

bhutanese woman

“This kira is the first one I ever bought. A piece like this could take a year to make. My earrings and necklace were made by my mother — she likes recreating jewelry. The coral stones are traditional; you’ll find almost everyone owning a piece. Dzi — the cat eye, is rare and expensive. It is difficult to find original dzi pieces and the ones I’m wearing have been collected and passed on from generation to generation.”

What’s your favourite place in Bhutan?
Bumthang.

What are you listening to right now?
Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore.

Anything on repeat?
My oldies playlist. So there is The Chi-Lites, Al Green, The Manhattans, Otis Redding.

Thimphu, Bhutan. March 2014.

Konyak Naga Men in Traditional Clothes

December 14, 2014

naga fashion street style nagaland

naga fashion street style nagaland

Konyak Naga Men.

“Tattoos on their faces signify that they have partaken in the practice of headhunting.”

December 2014. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.


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