In Our Nature
From mother-of -pearl buttons to feather-trimmed millinery, the natural world has long been at the heart of our sartorial expression, as a new exhibition at the V&A reveals
For the launch of the Twilly d’Hermès Le Bain collection, perfumer Christine Nagel speaks exclusively to Bazaar about being inspired by playfulness and her love for fragrances.
Great Style At Every Age
Celebrated author Candace Bushnell on the over-50 fashion revolution
Cut & Paste
No longer just an after-school project, the collage is getting a high-fashion makeover. We asked some of our favourite visual artists to create their own works, inspired by this season’s biggest runway trends.
One of Michelle Obama’s favourite designers, Naeem Khan opens up on how the polarising influences of his grandfather’s workshop in Mumbai and the era of Studio 54 in Manhattan continue to shape his vision.
A True Romance
They are both originals. And outlieSabyasachi Mukherjeers. Brave in their approach to life and fashion, Kangana Ranaut and Sabyasachi Mukherjee have both stayed away from the straight and narrow. Their style collaboration for her debut at Cannes for Grey Goose sparked this spirited and heartfelt conversation. A Bazaar exclusive.
She captivated audiences with her role in Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour, she was an inspiration for Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic, and one of the most seductive actors of all time. Bazaar speaks to Catherine Deneuve about the controversial letter she signed with other artists in opposition to the #MeToo movement, of her fascination with fashion, and how she is still breaking moulds and hearts.
Travels With Amy
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi travels through Rajasthan with American legend, Amy Tan. In a Bazaar exclusive he paints an intimate portrait of one of contemporary literature’s more astute and enduring voices.
In a world exclusive, Bazaar photographs literary powerhouses Tishani Doshi, Fatima Bhutto, and Tahmima Anam. And through their stories on writers from the subcontinent who continue to inspire them, we see the enduring bonds of sisterhood.
The Whole Truth
Why translation is critical, explains Rana Dasgupta, director of India’s newest and richest prize for literature.
Scent Of A Woman
Designer Carolina Herrera continues to inspire her namesake brand, including the latest incarnation of the Good Girl EDP fragrance.
The Big Picture
The BIND collective showcases the storytelling power of a photobook
Marrying nature with science, Twelve Beauty is a worthy name in green skincare
Say It Out Loud
Fighting fascism through voices of courage, reason, and dignity
Abdullah And The Goat
On the very afternoon that Abdullah, a waiter at the Gulistan restaurant on Mohammad Ali Road, was about to give way under the massed weight of the miseries, stacked up one over the other like dirty dishes, of his aged parents in Mirzapur writing to him to ask, although very gently, for a little more by money order every month so as to keep up with rising costs, and his older sister in Faisalabad, who had been married three years to a dealer in copper vessels, writing at the same time—and some of the letters of her missive were smudged, no doubt from falling tears—that her husband was giving her trouble and was probably having an affair, all this over and above the dull ache in Abdullah’s own heart as a consequence of his feelings, which he knew would bubble over in some unseemly manner any one of these days, for the restaurant owner Reza Ali’s daughter Shehza—on the very afternoon that Abdullah was fretting over these matters and barking orders into the kitchen, glowering at his own face in the mirror above the washbasin every time he passed it, and whisking away plates from under the noses of the restaurant’s patrons, sometimes before they had fully finished eating, an uproar suddenly broke out on the pavement, and the news arrived that the big white bad-tempered long-horned goat they had been fattening outside the restaurant for Ramzan had escaped.
Time And Tide
A master craftsman on why the quest for the perfect pearl can sometimes take years.
Fresh from her International Woolmark Prize win, Ruchika Sachdeva talks to Bazaar about the importance of detail, and what keeps her going
Slow But Steady
This month marks five years since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. Anthropologist Phyllida Jay takes stock of what’s changed in the fashion industry since then.
Pondichery, Mon Amour
Avid preservationist Kakoli Banerjee traces her ongoing journey in restoring the French town’s rich heritage
Everyday objects take on new meaning in artist Anjaneyulu Gundu’s hyper real paintings
Another Day In Paradise
To mark 50 years of Auroville, Bazaar takes an excerpt from author Akash Kapur’s introduction to his new book
Thrill Of The Find
Why auctions are the best places to buy jewellery
The Night Scent
The prize of every perfumery palette, and after-dark marvel, the Indian tuberose is a study in contrasts
I'm With Her
As the right to public space still eludes women, we photograph them in the streets of the capital city wearing a disguise that guarantees respect
The Master Mind
Over four decades, Raghu Rai has photographed the Dalai Lama, an experience unlike any other in his vast body of work. We speak with the master lensman, who is soon releasing a book on this special relationship.
Women Of Substance
Ahead of a new exhibition on Modigliani, Catriona Gray looks back on the female poets and artists who inspired his work
The Modern Classicist
As his eponymous label turns 10, designer Nachiket Barve takes stock and shares his plans for the future.
The ikat weave is emerging as the India’s newest must-have in stealth luxury
On The Green
Karma Lakelands, an eco-resort, does not sacrifice luxury for sustainability
Louis Vuitton marks the opening of its new store by going back to its roots.