Khade’s garments are like second skin – a wonderful conjunction of raw hemlines, slinky textures, and unexpected detailing. While they might not feature any obvious ‘Indian’ elements, the core sensibility alludes to her backstory, “I grew up in Wigan, a small English town with a miniscule immigrant population. My family is quite traditional, and we held our culture close. During my visits to India we used to shuffle between Mumbai and the village of Sangli, where my grandparents reside. Fashion, for me, has been a form of escapism. The inspiration for my designs lies in piecing together the distinct experiences of being born into a South Asian family and exploring the freedom and expression of fashion in London, it’s all about making sense of this mismatch,” she shares.
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The Promise Of Emotional Transformation
The pandemic reminds us how easily human ache can fall prey to the promise of emotional transformation, which will take more than a spa date to achieve
LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM
It’s been three years since Section 377 was repealed. To celebrate the milestone, we asked members of the LGBTQIA+ community for their insights on India’s path to queer liberation
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LAY OF THE LAND
A vibrant mosaic of peoples, cultures and communities, crisscrossed by ancient trading and pilgrimage routes offer their own unique inspiration, in Ladakh
IN YOUR BACKYARD
Good food is about more than simply good cooking
ADA DESIGNER CHIKAN STUDIO
The beautifully intricate embroidery of chikankari is one of the most recognizable crafts from India and has continued to evolve over the last 200 years since its inception.
THE PRIDE OF A NATION
The Olympic silver medallist hopes that her inspiring story will fuel the sport ing ambitions of a new generation of athletes
SOUNDTRACK TO THE SUMMER
This music collective spills the details on their third album
Female athletes are set ting new benchmarks for sports in the country
LOW POWER MODE
Drained social batteries have led to very little tolerance for social interaction. How can we recuperate?
Tuning In to a Happier City
Noise is an irritant of urban life. But there are ways to make it easier on the ears—and the psyche
Simon Butler on Foundational Change
London – The Crossroads
A London in Transition
Turn It Around
Amruta Patel is a student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has been studying Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and Heartful Communication for the last several months.
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And the office, in turn, made modern New York.
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Back on the Road
We all know travel can be a pain, but when it hits below the belt you need to know there’s something you can do about it
GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO VIRTUAL FASHION SHOWS
It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.
AMAZON OPENS FIRST UK CHECKOUT-FREE GROCERY STORE IN LONDON
Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops.
Extremely Online and Wildly Out of Control
Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.