Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, A/W 2018

An idea is a suggestion; a possibility. Ideas have allowed us to escape irrelevance, stagnancy and oppression; and experience the fullness and diversity that is life. But ideas can also be stubborn, fixed and fixated on only one way as the right way…; or simply being fixated on the idea…

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India became a republic 71 years ago. This means as a nation, we are 71 years young. But the history of India as a civilization and culture is around 5000 years old. Our culture is older than our national history and therefore, pervades it. Tolerance for different faiths is an…

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The Truth alone existed before the names, forms and qualities of the world came into existence. Therefore, the Truth must be the cause of the world. But the Truth is changeless. It cannot become anything other than itself…But we see that the world exists, yet it is ever-changing, inert and…

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Design, as a creative discipline is like no other. It has a history, but no rules. Its concept is amorphous and ever-changing. It stands on the shifting sands of time. In the past, design meant and was generally understood to be the appearance of a thing and how it looked…

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Change is the premise and promise of modernity. A modern society values individuality and freedom of expression. It doesn’t just embrace change- it drives it, in a search for an elusive perfection. It is deeply invested in the idea of progress and actively engaged with the idea of developing the…

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In an interview, sometime near the end of his career, YSL had famously confessed that his one regret was that he had not invented blue jeans. His reason: “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal and simplicity. All that I hope for in my clothes.” His regret contains an important lesson…

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No one in particular and everyone in general- could well be the answer to that question. The idea of fashion design as an interest and a hobby, that with some vocational training can put an aspirant on the pathway to a career laced with glamour, fame, the good life and…

Leheriya Dyer in Jaipur. Picture Credit: Solange Suri

Fashioning is making. And making contains within it many virtues, values and vertices that can shape and shelter much of commerce and the economy. The economy cannot only be about GDP and how much a nation earns; it must also be about how many people have been able to respectfully…

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Associate Dean, School of Fashion Design, ISDI School of Design & Innovation

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