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.
Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert Brunner, creative director of the emerging USA-based brand shares insights with fibre2fashion.com
Silvia Venturini Fendi
Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be every other persons too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The young Indian woman has evolved considerably and so has her fashion quotient".