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VOGUE India February 2021

Taapsee Pannu espouses balmy weather and longer days as Vogue India's May/June Issue's cover star. Summertime is in full swing; if you're intending to escape, this edition comprises classics that will never fail. Take your pick: a sunshiny beach or an invigorating mountain—our curated jewellery and shops pages will allow you to seamlessly switch between the two moods. Engineering a staycation at home? No worries there—our three mini trends will keep you looking crisp and vivacious as you remain up-to-date on the season's most exclusive brands. Wearable wellness is one of the most significant fitness trends of 2021 and we turn our focus on alternative healing—tech and tradition come together as one. A guide to biohacking will leave you beautiful, inside and out. Take on the journey of a survivor as Shormishta Mukherjee tells all about her battle with cancer. Enter the world of Farah Fadd while the age of the illustrator dawns upon us. South Asians rewriting Hollywood find their spot in the sun as do clean foods from around the world.

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Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

As you read this, Condé Nast India is gearing up for its debut Netflix outing. Releasing on Valentine’s Day, The Big Day is a six-part series that spotlights diverse couples and the day they began to plan their future together. A publishing house producing a show is not as far-fetched as it may seem. “We are storytellers at heart,” points out Alex Kuruvilla, managing director, Condé Nast India. “With The Big Day, we take it to a completely new level. The show explores modern Indian relationships through the lens of Indian weddings, presenting in full technicolor, a visual extravaganza with song and dance.” Our cast of real-life couples no longer seek the tall, slim and trim, but an equal partner. They helped us navigate modern love, which comes with varied…

1 min
get to know...

BIKRAMJIT BOSE Bose shoots our cover stars Haima Simoes and Shruti Venkatesh in Goa, in ‘When Haima met Shruti’, page 114. A graduate of the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bengaluru, Bose’s pared-back aesthetic is reflected in his portraits and his biggest inspiration is cinema, which he seeks to reflect in his work. TONNE GOODMAN Goodman is US Vogue’s current sustainability editor and was its fashion director for 20 years, garnering acclaim for her covers and sleek shoots. She is also the author of Point Of View. In ‘The power of pants’, page 122, she pens a tribute to the universal wardrobe classic. JASREEN MAYAL KHANNA Khanna has been writing on lifestyle for a decade. She is currently working on the manuscript of her debut book and changing diapers for her infant…

4 min
finest hour

TABLE FOR ONE What do three of our favourite chefs enjoy cooking for themselves? RAVINDER BHOGAL “I love cooking British shellfish in a light, fragrant Asian broth with turmeric and ginger, thickened with rice and sweetcorn.” SAMI UDELL “I love making a nourishing farmers’ market salad. I add a bit of protein to it to make it more wholesome.” SEEFAH KETCHAIYO “Spicy minced chicken basil with rice and egg. A simple yet flavourful Thai staple, it has been my go-to since childhood.” NEW KICKS A recent Vogue.com headline read: ‘The Look of 2020? Birkenstocks and Masks’. With comfort at the core of a pandemic wardrobe, the coolest collab right now is a lift for the cult-comfort sandal Birkenstock, courtesy MA fashion and BA fashion history and theory students at Central Saint Martins. Each style will carry the designer’s name…

3 min
big love

THE COLOUR: PINK Is there anything that says love better than a hint of blush? THE SILHOUETTE: PUFF SLEEVES Wear your heart on a statement sleeve. Inspired by Victoriana, this promises to be a long-lasting love THE PRINT: BOLD FLORAL After the year that was, what will be groundbreaking is a spring not in sweatpants but in dense, dramatic blooms THE THE FABRIC FABRIC : LACE : LACE Pretty or boho, the delicacy of lace is heightened via a sharp contrast—think heavy metal or a dash of crimson THE DETAIL: BOW You know what they say—go big or go home THE PAIR: CROP TOP + MAXI SKIRT Opposites attract. And a bra top works best with a voluminous skirt THE MOOD: EASY ROMANCE A billowy blouse (full marks for a statement ruffle or sleeve) and denim will convert every cynic…

2 min
a very ritzy affair

It’s a new year, and that is cause for celebration. With life steadily returning to some semblance of normalcy, it’s time to revisit wedding plans you may have put on hold last year. Offering a seamless blend of intimacy and luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune is perfectly poised to host your special day, with its selection of exquisite venues and team of expert wedding advisors who will help you plan your special day down to the littlest detail. Situated in downtown Pune, in the vicinity of the city’s prime business and leisure districts, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune overlooks the verdant expanse of the Poona Club Golf Course and offers uninterrupted vistas of the cityscape. Ever since the property’s inception here in October 2019, it has played gracious host to a number of glamorous…

1 min
new horizons

SKIRT + SPORTY Pretty skirts get a sporty spin with sneakers and jumpers CARGO + LACE A party-ready lace top softens utilitarian cargo pants SLIP DRESS + TURTLENECK The slinky ’90s staple gets ladylike with cosy knits and mules FLORAL + JEANS Counterbalance the frou frou of florals with true-blue jeans and a cap…