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Van & Sangboihi

February 7, 2015

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What kind of fashion do you like and what shows did you watch at fashion week?
Van: I like a bit grungy type of outfits. I went to see just one show so I don’t know what I like this fashion week. Atsu was quite alright I guess but I didn’t see the show.
Sang: I love all kinds of style — boho, chic, feminine, goth, but I usually like dressing up in a simple, understated way. I love embroidery work. I’ve been a fan of Gauri and Nainika for a long time and I also love the concept of Pero by Aneeth Arora.

Do you have any fashion icons?
Van: The Kills. Pete Doherty.
Sang: No, not exactly. I used to love the model Kate Moss for her style but maybe not anymore.

What kind of music do you like and what are you currently listening to?
Van: Lots of Sia and MIA. I love MIA. She is so innovative with both fashion and music.
Sang: I love Mark Knopfler a lot and my all time favourite band is Dire Straits. Growing up with three elder brothers made me love all the 80s & 90s rock bands. Currently I’m listening to Ane Brun’s version of Halo on repeat.

Fashion week, Delhi. October 2014.

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Old Lady at Sarojini Market

February 2, 2015

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Old lady.

/Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi. October 2013.

men’s style at fashion week | GQ India

January 31, 2015

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Men at fashion weeks // commissioned work for GQ India September 12.

Fashion week, Bombay/Delhi. 2012.

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Indrani Dasgupta | Art of the Trench

December 1, 2014

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Indrani Dasgupta. Fashion model.

If not a fashion model, what would you be?
I’d probably be a lawyer.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Ruchika Sachdeva | Art of the Trench

August 3, 2014

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Ruchika Sachdeva, 26. Fashion Designer.

Likes oversized stuff and has recently started growing her own ‘food’. Currently reading Young Earth and listening to Metronomy.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Divrina & Pablo | Art of the Trench

June 9, 2014

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Divrina Dhingra. Writer/reader/water baby.
Pablo. Dog.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Nikhil D | Art of the Trench

April 25, 2014

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Nikhil D. Works as a fashion stylist. Does not eat fruits. Is currently listening to Nils Frahm.

Photographed in Delhi in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Edward Lalrempuia | Art of the Trench

March 11, 2014

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Edward Lalrempuia. Mizo. Works as a fashion stylist. Is addicted to his phone.

Photographed in Bandra in 2011 for Burberry Art of the Trench.

Backstage + Runway // SS 14 fashion week

November 26, 2013

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Photographed at India Fashion Week in Delhi.

Péro SS 14

November 10, 2013

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Péro SS 14. At India Fashion Week in Delhi.

19 People

November 4, 2013

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Photos from Delhi Fashion Week in 2012/2013.

Kalpana

October 30, 2013

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“One of my least favorite quotes, or outlooks on life has always been ‘go with the flow.’ I must admit, I’m hardly the most laid back person. In fact, many would attest to the fact that I’m a bit high strung, but I’ve never understood why you would want to give yourself so little power in your own life. Go With the Flow implies that you should allow yourself to be acted upon, whether you like the result or not. It’s an outlook I hate, but it’s one that I find myself slipping into this year as a senior. With the amount of work that all of us have its easy to let go of things and forget that you have a say in the matter. You can react, you are a human being who is in capable of thought and action. Remember to react.”

Kalpana. High school student/fashion blogger. Loves lists. Likes The Kooks. Blogs here.

Photographed in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi in 2012.

Working Class at India Fashion Week

July 4, 2013

They don’t speak much.

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Men looking at the fashion shows on a screen. Women sitting in a group. Lunch break.

Photos from India Fashion Week, Delhi. (2012-13)

Tetseo sisters | péro ss13

June 20, 2013

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Kuku, Lulu, & Mercy in péro ss13.

Photographed before péro aw13 show at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in March 2013. 

Photoshoot|bhane.

May 18, 2013

Pronounced as bha-nay. Means sunrise in Gurmukhi. I did a ‘street style inspired’ shoot for them sometime in October 2012. We shot on the streets of Delhi(mostly south)…with old & urban structures as backdrops, in bylanes & back lanes, in parks & markets…

Delhi is beautiful; well, some of it. 15 years ago while growing up in Delhi I thought I’d never be able to leave the place. It was greener, and there were lesser cars and lesser people. It’s changed quite a bit now – there are more malls, many more flyovers, traffic jams are longer, & everything looks too clean like the entire city is trying to hide something. Some places look like they are about to explode..

However, it’s still amazing in winters, its back alleys have great character, and some areas still look the same as they did 15 years ago…

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Models: Kaka. Aditi. Odette. Carol. Pranav. Richa. Arshia. Shoot styled by Tania Fadte.

bhane clothes are simple and nice. Look them up here +credits(stuff used in the shoot). Read more about them here & here.

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Vibhash Sharma

April 28, 2013

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Vibhash Sharma Phurailatpam, 20-something designer. From “the land of Jewels” Imphal. Lives & works in Delhi. Usually stitches his own clothes. Likes Margiela, Yohji, Modern Menswear by Hywel Davies, Singju, Oo-ty, rice, Ramen, boiled corn, smoked chicken Maggi, Notebook on cities & clothes, Amelie, Makoto Shinkai, Kurosawa, Lykke Li, Alex Turner… Has a thing for white shoes, paints them sometimes. Is listening to Princess Chelsea on repeat. Obsessed with post-its and tea. Loves Nutella.

How was growing up in Imphal like? 
Secluded. I was in my own world except for the occasional family gatherings. Growing up I got to witness a lot of bandhs/blockades, riots…

What’s the best/worst thing about Imphal?
The food, the cycle-rickshaw rides, Paona Bazaar, theatre, and of course the art & culture. // Insurgency, roads, power cuts.

Where do you buy your clothes from?
Saro, Paharganj, and when I’m in my home town, I shop from Ima market and Paona bazaar(or Paona international Market). Depends on how rich I am at that point of time.

It’s your birthday today and you just woke up. What did you do last night?
Dolly, Bini, and Smriti got me some lemon tart so I cut that because I didn’t wanna cut a cake.  A lot of unexpected people called me. I made milk tea for everyone at some point. My sister sent me an invisible pen because I like pens. There is a torch on the cap of the pen so when you put the light on you can read what you have written. She also sent an annoying card which had something sarcastic written with the same pen. Dolly and others also got me Oreo biscuits. Small stuff which I like. We were up till 6am..just sitting around..listening to music and singing Hiding Tonight.

Photographed on his way to work in Hauz Khas Village sometime in 2012.

Stephen Lotha

April 3, 2013

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Stephen Lotha. 29. Fashion stylist for Cosmopolitan India. Belongs to the Lotha tribe. Grew up in Dimapur. Lives in Delhi. Likes Guo Pei, Kris Van Assche, Sonia RykielThe Way we Wore, ACNE, Lana Del Rey, Keane, As Good As It Gets, Jessica Chastain…

Are you an optimist? Very much. I could’ve been a good pessimist but then I wouldn’t be happy.

How important is fashion to you?
I enjoy fashion. It makes me happy. I don’t mind people forming opinions about me because of what I wear. I care a lot about what I put on my back. I feel naked in denim and t-shirts alone. I feel the world is my prom and I need to dress up.

You studied English Literature at Loyola. How was it? And how did you get into fashion?
It made me speak better English. My feminist professor adored me. Nice people…that city. However, studying there was just to make my mom happy with a college degree. Fresh out of college I wanted to be independent so I took a job at a call center. Worked there for 3 years. Then one day Carol wanted me to style her portfolio. I helped her. A make-up artist called Chandni Singh liked my work and helped in spreading the word. It moved from there.

What’s the best and worst thing about Dimapur?
I like the fact that alcohol is cheap there. Also, the fashion for sure…the flea markets, and the quality pork. Worst: Well the roads are only meant for cows.

How often do you go back? Any favourite hangouts?  I go back once in a year or two. Hang out mostly at cousins’ places or occasionally at some bars. I love Dimapur but I could live without going back ever.

What do you think of fashion in Dimapur?
Fashion is ‘the all’ for Dimapurians. We thrive on it. Ask anyone. It’s fashion before food and air. I used to love it before people became richer. Now it’s a little vulgar with everybody acting too uptight and dropping brand names.

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You told me you grew up dreaming about making clothes..
Yes. Since I was 9ish. I used to sketch gowns and shoes all over my books and mom used to thrash me. Once mom collected all my sketches in a huge bag and handed it to my principal. I got 10 blows on my back. My grades were not too good either. She wanted me to do/become something else.

How was your childhood like?
Adventurous, really. I saw things that I wasn’t supposed to see. It wasn’t all gas balloons and butterflies, and hence it made me search for wonderful things beyond. The television was a box of magic and it made me giddy(not that we owned one). Back then I felt I should be on tv and make people love me.

Things like?
Mom and I used to live in a house made for poultry. Two years. We would lie in bed and see the stars from the holes in the roof. It was fascinating..but not during the rains.
I stayed in an orphanage for a year. Mom was poor. The place gave me free food and stay but made all of us work like crazy. I used to pull a cart carrying pig feed up to like 5 kilometres in Dimapur. I was 9. I know what is embarrassment, shame, what it feels like to be hungry, broke, and hopeless.

Any happy memories?
Well maybe the sundays when we were served meat for dinner. And mom visiting me once in a while. I used to cry when she’d leave.

What keeps you going?
Comic books. Strawberry ice-cream. My dreams of living in an Andy Warhol inspired house one day and a lot of money to buy good stuff pushes me. And on a trying day, a sincere prayer.


Photographed in Delhi & Dimapur.

Vibhash & Anuj

March 23, 2013

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Vibhash & Anuj. Both studied fashion design, thrift shop excessively, like Yohji, are good with drapes, and mostly make their own clothes. Good People.

Photographed at Delhi Fashion Week in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Tetseo Sisters

March 22, 2013

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Kuku, Mercy, Azi, Lulu – folk singers from Kohima, Nagaland. Photographed at Hornbill Festival in December ’12. 

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“The white shawl on Azi & Lulu is Mhusu Khwu or young girl’s shawl. Mercy & Kuku are wearing Chipi Khwu – the chief of chiefs’ shawl or the shawl of merit.

The big necklace is called Tida(rich man’s necklace) – it’s passed from one generation to the other. Tida in Chokri means massive necklace. You get it from your mother when you hit puberty. Before that you only wear Tiza, a string of carnelians – common for both men and women.

The moment you are born your parents claim your soul by giving you Vokha – a necklace which is short in length, a choker of beads(worn as a head band).

The quills are made of porcupine spine.” Mercy’s words.

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I first met and photographed the three sisters at the Péro stall at fashion week in Delhi more than a year ago. They also hosted me back in Kohima. I hung out with them almost every day. They knew all the thrift shops. We went cafe hopping & grocery shopping…

More stories later.

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Note: They are in Bombay and are making their debut at Folk NationsBlue Frog later today at 6pm. Listen to their stuff here. Come.

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Photos from Kisama, Nagaland. Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Local Grounds, Kohima. A room in Mokokchung. Night Market, Kohima.

Carol Humtsoe

March 14, 2013

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Has a cat called Piggy, a dog called Edie, and has been listening to Yesterday on repeat.

Is 24 years old. Works as a model. Is from Dimapur. Shuttles between Bombay and Delhi for work.

Photographed today(!) at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Was there for Bodice/Paromita Banerjee show at WIFW. Is wearing her mom’s dress that she picked from a flea.