Posts Tagged ‘street style’

karma | mcleodganj

May 14, 2021

Karma, plant specialist. Photographed in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala.

anaka in chennai for Vogue India

April 14, 2021

local ladies in tiruvannamalai

April 8, 2021

Meher Varma | delhi fashion week

March 30, 2021

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Meher Varma. Anthropologist/Fashion writer.

What do you do and where did you grow up?
I’m a graduate student and an anthropologist in the making. I grew up in lots of different places — Dhaka, Hong Kong, Beijing, LA, NY, Kodai, DC.

What’s the best thing about constantly moving?
It opens your mind. You are constantly re-introduced to new people and you have to reinvent yourself all the time. Things are temporary, there is a sense of influx, it prepares you for the world.

I am going to ask you a question that I am asked often: What do you think about Indian fashion?
When someone asks me this question I always ask them what do they mean by it and I twist it to ‘What do you think about fashion in India?’ Indian fashion as Indian fashion is very restrictive and we should see it as fashion in India.

I think fashion in India is a lens to see what’s happening in the country on a larger level. Without talking about all of the other things like class, modernity, economy, social/political issues we can not talk about fashion in India. When we say where is fashion in India going we are actually asking where India is going.

How did you get interested in writing about fashion?
I sensed a serious lack of analytical writing about clothes, designers, and the industry. I think clothes are never just clothes, they’re always elucidating something else. So with a background in anthropology, which gives me the tools for deep analysis, I thought fashion was a perfect subject to start asking some very tough questions and writing about them.

I’m interested in writing about fashion only as long as it elucidates something else about the world. My phD dissertation in anthropology is an example of this. I’m looking at the cultural industry of New Delhi based fashion designers as a lens to look into large issues like changing ideas of gender and class.

Do you have a favourite film?
I have watched Almost Famous 86 times. I liked the theme — crisis of fame, and the soundtrack.

Photographed at fashion week in Delhi. 2013

street style Ima Keithel | Imphal

March 17, 2021

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troyee & rodali | ELLE India

February 27, 2021

street style delhiphoto outtake of Troyee & Rodali from Assam for ‘Soul Sisters’ published in ELLE India about women from the north-east India / photographed in Delhi

girls at a wedding | Himachal Pradesh

February 27, 2021

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girls eating ice-cream | Auroville

February 26, 2021

street style indiaGirls eating ice-cream at a fair in Auroville / Kuilapalayam during Pongal celebrations.

Preeti Dhata | delhi fashion week

February 25, 2021

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woman carrying balloons | ladakh

February 22, 2021

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Kuvelu & Mercy | delhi fashion week

February 21, 2021

street style indiaKuvelu & Mercy(Tetseo Sisters) from Kohima, Nagaland at fashion week in Delhi.

sirawon | Shillong

February 21, 2021
street style shillong street style shillongI am 3/4 Naga (Half Ao, Quarter Tangkhul) and Quarter Khasi. I grew up in Shillong till 6th grade then moved to Woodstock in Mussoorie.

Things I love about Shillong are the tartan shawls and aprons, cherry blossoms, and my grandma’s house.

— Sirawon, photographed in Laitumkhrah, Shillong in 2014.

women at the chennai railways

February 20, 2021

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keds | kohima

February 18, 2021

chakhesang nagaKeds Krome, fashion designer in Kohima, Nagaland

man drinking tea | Jodhpur

February 16, 2021

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Lily Tekseng for ELLE India

February 15, 2021
street style delhi ELLE IndiaHow would you describe your style?
Feminine, preferably clean silhouettes, with elements of firmness. I like making an effort in putting an outfit together but also enjoy projecting seriousness and strength.
Are you inspired by anybody from popular culture?
I like the women in Fellini films. They brim with timeless elegance, drama, and sheer breadth of character. Utter treat to watch. I’d also have to add women in Bunuel films (ironically) and the wonderful Diane Keaton to the list.

— Lily Tekseng, MPhil scholar from Yingkiong, Arunachal Pradesh / photographed in Delhi for ELLE India, Soul Sisters

Young tailors | bombay

February 15, 2021

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Priya Kishore | art of the trench

February 14, 2021

street style india art of the trenchPriya Kishore for Burberry Art of the Trench in Bombay.

pilan & mhathung at a naga wedding

February 13, 2021

Pilan & Mhathung at Mhathung’s sister’s wedding in Dimapur, Nagaland.

Imkongienla jamir | dimapur

February 12, 2021

street style nagalandImkongienla in Dimapur for Harper’s Bazaar.

woman at a shop | Mumbai

February 11, 2021

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ruchika sachdeva | delhi fashion week

February 11, 2021

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Chingngamla | fashion week

February 9, 2021

_DSC0399-1Chingngamla from Manipur at fashion week in Bombay.

Preeti Dhata | Bombay

February 7, 2021

street style indiaPreeti photographed at Altamount Road in Bombay / styled by Nidhi Jacob

manglien | delhi fashion week

February 3, 2021

men street style delhi“That spring I was in my 2nd year of college studying Applied Psychology. A friend of mine gave me a back row pass for I believe it was Abraham & Thakore. The evening before, I went to the mall and bought a school-girl skirt with borrowed money because if I didn’t wear that then and there I wasn’t going to do it anywhere else – I was 20 for heaven’s sake.

You were the only person who took photos of us, asked us things and actually talked to us. I thought fashion week was the place to be – I pretended I was brave and fearless, didn’t care much about the shows as much as I cared about sitting idly in one of the benches like the rich people waiting for the next show in their designer sneakers.

What drew me towards fashion was pure admiration for beauty and style. What drew to me to the week was the audacity of the crowd being themselves so freely, which I hadn’t seen in college.”

— Manglien S. Gangte, from Manipur, studying in Delhi / photographed at fashion week, 2017

street style at delhi fashion week

October 14, 2020

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Lodoe & Lobsang | mcleodganj

October 7, 2020

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Lodoe & Lobsang on Losar in Mcleodganj.

Amsavalli & Macchakandi | Auroville

September 30, 2020

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Amsavalli with her friend Macchakandi on Puthandu – Tamil New Year) in Auroville, Tamil Nadu.

children dressed as hindu gods | Pushkar

September 27, 2020

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vir | Bombay

September 27, 2020

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“I don’t have a fixed routine, I wear clothes and make-up according to my mood and don’t care if it’s night or day.” – Vir Shete, Designer

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photographed in Bandra West, Mumbai