Fashion

In LOTA Land Fashion Is Clean and Straight From the Streets

March 26, 2020

Designers Shradha Kochhar and Adhiraj Singh created LOTA with a three-way mission. They wanted to break what they saw as a wasteful cycle in India’s fashion industry to build a product that would be ethically sourced, locally designed, and authentically represented. Kochhar, a knitwear designer, brought knowledge of the garment industry to Singh’s graphic design … Read More

SAMAVAI’s Spring Collection Rethinks the Sari’s Possibilities

March 11, 2020

SAMAVAI is launching a new collection, featuring the shirt silhouette Vedavalli, this week. The silhouette, named after Shriya Samavai Manian’s grandmother, is a classic button-down, calling back to 70s and 80s old school gems with broad collars and bright patterns. Samavai, the designer, namesake, and multi-disciplinary artist behind the SAMAVAI line, transforms saris formerly worn … Read More

Sundus Shaheryar’s “The Porcelain Muse” is an Homage to Fighting Women

October 8, 2019

New York-based Pakistani designer Sundus Shaheryar is focused on bringing high quality textiles and materials to her work. After graduating from Parsons The New School for Design, she has released her thesis project as a fashion collection called “The Porcelain Muse” under her own fashion line. The collection has already found fans in major stylists … Read More

In the Shade: Turmeric

June 18, 2019

South Asian food is more than consumable. It is an emblem of the cultural migrancy brought to London from around the world. The rich and homegrown flavors grown in gardens from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, and parts of Africa and the Caribbean, are carried overseas by the diaspora with as much strength as there is … Read More

The Kajal Gift Guide 2018

December 7, 2018

Hello, readers! We’re back with this year’s edition of our gift guide. After scrolling through Instagram for hours, here’s our curated collection of the best this year’s creators have to offer. For the new art collector: Waldia & Co. Prints These beautiful, vivid pieces come straight from the deft hands of artist Manuja Waldia. Meditating … Read More

Badaam’s New Gender-Neutral Collection is Here

December 2, 2018

The Australian brand Badaam is back with a new collection of sets, shirts, and saris. And they’re all gender-neutral. When we spoke to Badaam’s founder and designer Priyanka Koul, she mentioned that she was working on menswear and expanding the reach of the brand. “I am creating garments for men and women who have been brought … Read More

Find Your Drape with “The Sari Series”

October 15, 2018

The sari has become a constant among South Asian cultures. Now, many women learn the Nivi drape, when they reach adulthood. Learning the Nivi drape, for many, checks off the cultural sari box. But to Malika Verma Kashyap, Producer and Creative Director of “The Sari Series,” this wasn’t enough. “The Sari Series: An Anthology of … Read More

Zuhra Hilal’s Art Celebrates Our Varied Bodies

September 20, 2018

With my project OBJECTIFICATION MEETS BODY, I wanted to discuss the objectification of breasts. Strictly speaking, it is not the breasts that are objectified, but the woman’s body through the breasts, or the fact that she has breasts. The size and shape of breasts become a synonym for womanhood, attractiveness and, ultimately, worth. This perception is harmful … Read More

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