Fashion week, Bombay. August 2014.
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.
Acquin Pais. Part-time unicorn. Likes Joy Division and alt-J.
Photographed in Bombay in October 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.
“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?
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.