Harper's Bazaar India

October 2021

Harper’s Bazaar is the oldest, continuously published fashion magazine in the world; Harper’s Bazaar has been the bastion of fabulous fashion for more than 142 years. As the 29th international edition, Harper’s Bazaar India matches the exacting standards that its cousins have set around the world in the areas of fashion, editorial content, and photographic superiority. Harper’s Bazaar India is a magazine that celebrates the best in luxury, design and style. It’s where fashion gets personal. While it’s a fashion magazine, and the emphasis is on fashion, it is also a champion of personal style. Harper’s Bazaar understands that women want to know the latest news and fashion trends, yet encourages a very personal expression of that style. It believes women are fabulous at every age, and is committed to celebrating that in every issue.

Living Media India Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
raising consciousness

What does it mean to be aware? Of the self, and of those around us? To live in awareness—in the truest sense—means so much more than merely existing within the confines of our daily timetables. An aware existence is being mindful of life’s pleasures…and its miseries. A conscious life means awakening to truths, paying attention to one’s inner voice, and understanding how our actions impact our environment, our people, our planet. In a world that seems to be in a chronic, tearing rush, the pursuit of authentic consciousness can feel like a formidable attempt. And yet, awareness is central to our well-being, and that of the community. Awareness can propel social movements. It can build advocates for global change. It can revolutionise everything. In the words of Aristotle, “The ultimate value of life depends…

3 min

LISA RAY Lisa is an Indo-Canadian actor and model brought up in Toronto. A cancer survivor and an activist, Lisa has also written the book Close To The Bone, a memoir about the ups and downs of her life. In this issue, she opens up about embracing life’s unexpected changes and battling cancer twice, in Embrace the Change. Lisa inspires with her words: “Every obstacle, every detour, every event has brought me here. So stay the course, I would say.” ROHAN SHRESTHA Rohan, following his father Rakesh Shrestha’s footsteps, has worked for leading lifestyle magazines and fashion projects. Working with prominent photographers since a young age, his aim has been to broaden the creative horizons. Apart from practicing photography, he is also a professional scuba diver. In this issue, he captures covergirl and…

3 min
natural selection

The DRAPE Don’t wait until Wednesdays to wear pink. Add a dose of colour to switch up your seasonal staples. The TEXTURE Gossamer-like blouses that mimick exquisite arachnid patterns are just one way to appreciate the sheer wonder of the outdoors. The DRESS Just like the hidden depths of the jungle, that glow in kalaidoscopic colours, this creation, too, will transport you to that magical space. The M ESSAGE Sloganeering needn’t be in your face… This cape dress, for instance, draws attention to the environment with its embroidered gradation from flowers to concrete homes. The BOOTS Come rain or shine, the squeaky-clean pair of white boots can be trusted to punctuate a colourful winter ensemble. The SLEEVES When larger-than-life silhouettes meet traditional motifs, the impact is all the more interesting with its dramatic approach. The GLOVES Transform your ensemble with an eye-catching, joy-sparking…

3 min
the future is fungi

“This is something that is grown in labs, which is truly the future.”—Stella McCartney The wondrous fungiinspired creations in Dutch couture designer Iris van Herpen’s Spring 2021 collection are like nothing else in the fashion world. Undulating crowns of brass coils top delicate micro-plissé gowns with bodices from sinuous silk tendrils. An early adopter of 3-D printing and advocate for sustainability, van Herpen has emerged as a kind of oracle within the fashion industry. She spent the lockdown in Amsterdam reading biologist Merlin Sheldrake’s book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, which describes the hidden world of mycelium, the sprawling underground root-like networks of fungi (the visible part we know as mushrooms are akin to fruit on trees). “It is beautiful to see…

3 min
what goes around

It used to be that buying clothes second-hand was the domain of vintage lovers or those looking for a more affordable price tag. The pursuit required sifting through racks and, for committed thrifters, visiting multiple consignment shops. Today, thanks to digital resellers, buying second-hand has gone mainstream. In fact, by 2023, more than a quarter of the pieces in our closets could be preowned. “Second-hand businesses like Vestiaire Collective and The RealReal are helping to define a new era of where second-hand is as good as, if not better than, new”, says Maxine Bedat, Founder and Director of the fashion policy think tank New Standard Institute and author of the book Unraveled: The Life And Death of a Garment, which examines the environmental impact of shopping. Vestiaire Collective is now a…

1 min
soft touch