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September 2021

Vogue India's October issue brings you a focus on all things happy. From our cover stars, the victorious Olympic champions PV Sindhu, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Lovlina Borgohain, to the celebratory spirit driving the Gucci centenary, and finding new paths to happiness, let this issue be your guide.

Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
get to know...

RADHIKA SETH Born in Kolkata and raised in London, Seth grew up on a steady diet of ’90s Bollywood movies. Since graduating from Oxford, she’s written for Condé Nast Traveller and British Vogue and is currently Vogue Global Network’s film and culture editor. In ‘The long way home’, she tries to keep up with Hollywood’s newest power player, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Page 110 SØLVE SUNDSBØ The Norway-born and London-based fashion photographer and filmmaker has garnered respect for his otherworldly concepts and stylistic versatility. Sundsbø has shot for publications such as Vogue Italia, Love, Visionaire, V, Interview, i-D, The New York Times, Vogue China and W Magazine. In ‘The long way home’, he shines a spotlight on the South Asian experience via our cover star, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Page 110 PHYLLIDA JAY An anthropologist and author,…

2 min
editor’s letter

If the word ‘old’ holds romance and the word ‘new’ holds promise, our life still seems juxtaposed between what’s old, precious and worth holding on to and what’s new, exciting and carries hope of a better day. A fresh start is not easy. Faced with pain, strife, and professional or personal breakdowns, we are often compelled to embark upon new adventures and chart new courses. And these new beginnings are our guiding star, globally, at Vogue this month. What’s special about new beginnings is that they always infuse one with the confidence, energy and optimism to do more, be more and want more. And after 17 months of being housebound, as we start taking baby steps out into the world, there is a renewed hope to rebuild and dream of…

3 min
a diamond’s promise of eternity

“FOR ME, JEWELLERY IS AN EXTENSION OF MY PERSONALITY AND MY MOOD FOR THE DAY-THE FIRST THING I NOTICE IN PEOPLE IS HOW THEY WEAR OR STYLE THEIR JEWELLERY” With a billion-year-old legacy that wields the layers of history, every diamond has a wonderful, unique story. Sure, it has travelled through time, but it is also eternally youthful and unfailingly modern—natural diamonds always emerge as authoritative and defining, meant to last several generations and seasonal changes. “Every piece of jewellery I own reminds me of special people, places and moments,” says Priyanka Kapadia, Fashion Director at Vogue India. “When I want to celebrate a milestone in my life, I purchase a piece of jewellery as a memento of a special time to slowly build my own collection of modern heirlooms—piece by…

4 min
pieced together

SHEER + PATCHWORK Diaphanous sheer finds opacity in textural patchwork. A sheer shirt offers a sliver of transparency under a coordinated patchwork set THE CRAFT Patchwork is a needlework technique used to sew pieces of fabric into a larger design. It is primarily used in quilting, known as ‘kawandi’ in northern Karnataka and ‘ralli’ in western India LABELS TO KNOW Lota, for repurposing textile waste into patchwork pieces (@lotaindia). Paiwand, which means ‘to repair’ in Hindi (@paiwandstudio). Grandma Would Approve, for reconstructed vintage (@grandmawouldapprove) “The younger generation is woke and understands the value of timeless pieces”—JOAN RAI, DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR BANDHANI + KNIT A lesson in trans-seasonal dressing, wear your bandhani slip dress with an oversized knit. Unusual colours and silhouettes make the craft contemporary “Indian crafts that my family brought over to America—saris, textile upholstery, small rugs—provided a…

1 min
small things

BEADS + DIAMONDS STYLE TIP Layering coloured beads with your dainty diamond jewellery is a grand way to add a pop of colour and an element of fun to an everyday look HEART CHARMS STYLE TIP Delicate hearts are the choicest way to add femininity to well-tailored outfits and are excellent for pairing with a sharp suit or a straight-cut jacket SAUTOIRS STYLE TIP Wearing a plunging necklace does not mean you have to wait to pair it with a deep-neck dress—you can layer it with other pieces on higher necks as well CELESTIAL STYLE TIP Pieces with stars and moons are the precise way to incorporate this trend into your jewellery box…

8 min
born again

The world already has enough clothes to dress everyone on this planet for two decades, but conditions are finally ripe for a love affair with all things old. With the rise of ‘Nowstalgia’, thrifting became a new pandemic habit. Luxury brands like Gucci and Burberry warmed up to resale, Poshmark entered India and Depop tied up with Etsy, illustrating a second-hand luxury market that is growing at a rate that is faster than the luxury industry’s overall growth. Two women who wear vintage, three labels bringing new life to old clothes, and five Instagram shops show us how clothes can live a second life. THE VINTAGE WEARERS Divya Saini, OWNER OF BODEMENTS “Financial instability, a shift in mindset and the rise of social media are encouraging everyone to consider secondhand clothing”—DIVYA SAINI THE JOURNEY:…