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Judy Frater

Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford Foundation fellowships, she has received an Ashoka Foundation fellowship for developing the Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya. Meher Castelino, in a one-on-one with Judy Frater.

Yash P. Kotak

Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to Meher Castelino about hemp and its future.

Robert Brunner


Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert Brunner, creative director of the emerging USA-based brand shares insights with

Mike Hoffman

Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and activewear, had consolidated sales of US$ 2.30 billion in calendar year 2014. Mike Hoffman, president of the company, shares insights into the global activewear market with

Silvia Venturini Fendi

Fendi s.r.l

Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be every other persons too.

Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks

We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that they can never do. And vice versa. Each country has its own specialisation.

Ritu Kumar

Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes in India. At the same time, there is strong demand for Indian fashion.

Igor Chapurin


Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian themes inspire a lot of designers in France, Italy and Japan. I as a Russian designer never use our Russian style in a vulgar way.

Tony Ward

Tony Ward

You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what suits her more and fits her best, and, most importantly, highlights her qualities.

Fatima Lopes

Fatima Lopes

I believe that there's a market for luxury, for the ones who love and can afford to pay the quality prices, and another market for affordable fashion, weather it is in lingerie or fashion in general, for the ones who like but have not the economic possibilities to pay. Each one has an important pos

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