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Harper's Bazaar India

Harper's Bazaar India October 2019

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.

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Living Media India Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
contributors

1. Tarun Vishwa is a Delhi-based fashion photographer, who started as an assistant for Tarun Khiwal before venturing out on his own. Now his collaborations include celebrities and brands like Sabyasachi, Tanishq, and Lakmé. In this issue, he captures our cover star in ‘To Infinity & Beyond’, pg 130. 2. Kaustav Dey is a TED speaker on fashion, and VP marketing for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein in India. In this issue, he writes about a powerful fashion choice in ‘What We Wear Is Who We Are’, pg 62. “Bazaar has always fearlessly told the stories that need to be told—in equal parts through its powerful words as well as breathtaking imagery. It’s such an honour to be part of this cultural catalyst, especially while telling a deeply personal story.” 3. Kritika…

1 min.
the heart of style

I love that the lexicon of fashion is changing. Evolving. From embracing the societal to becoming the political, words like feminism and inclusivity feature on every page. What is even more powerful, though, is the fact that these terms have to stand the test of authenticity, every single time they are referenced. Lip service is called out and appropriation without honesty or respect is no longer acceptable. What this means is that fashion now has a heart. It has empathy. Which is why glamour—modern glamour—is focused on not just looking good or being powerful, it is about putting it to use, effectively. About being strong, sensitive. Our cover star for the month, Deepika Padukone, is perhaps the best example of someone who is walking the talk. The conversation around mental health…

4 min.
an autumn tale

1 The DRESS An effective, yet easy, way to colour block is with a belted dress: Choose minimal accessories for maximum impact The TOP Textured and voluminous, sleeves do the talking this season The BAG Supple caramel leather and architectural details add style and sophistication to the utilitarian tote bag The SKIRT A classic pencil skirt with adjustable slits makes for a versatile workwear staple The JACKET Command attention with a shiny pantsuit and an even shinier metallic overlay 2 MICRO-TREND: PEARLS The modern way to wear pearl accessories is with a fun, playful attitude. Opt for gemstone-edged sunglasses, a delicate mini bag, or vintage-style studded barrettes that add a feminine twist to your outfit. 3 ON OUR RADAR: HOUSE OF MALAKAI WHAT: A bespoke headgear and jewellery brand by Malakai Hon, a multidisciplinary artist based between Berlin, Bali, and Los Angeles. WHO: Malakai…

2 min.
10 the changemaker: anita dongre

It’s been four years since the House of Anita Dongre began working with SEWA, a craft cooperative that helps provide gainful employment to rural women artisans. The label currently supports 300 women from the organisation and has eight units just outside Maharashtra employing approximately 300 more craftspeople. This year, six members of SEWA were invited to the designer’s headquarters in Rabale, Navi Mumbai, to understand the inner workings of the fashion house. “They need to get behind the idea of translating their craft into items that sell. Only then can it become a self-sustaining cycle,” says Dongre who plans to host a series of such workshops. The programme is also aimed at equipping these artisans with the necessary entrepreneurial skills to run SEWA’s newly launched brand, Hansiba. It’s the younger generation…

3 min.
democracy by design

ROME-BORN DESIGNER GIAMBATTISTA VALLI is having a moment with his eponymous label. Known for his joyfully-exuberant, feminine designs, Giamba—as he is known—is all set to launch his high-street collaboration with Swedish retailer H&M next month. The preview that was released in May, and worn by Kendall Jenner, sold out online in the US in just 10 minutes. The designer spoke to Kalyani Saha Chawla in Paris, where he was showcasing his latest haute couture collection. How have you maintained the essence of your label for a fast fashion client? I handpicked different signature Valli elements, such as our voluminous silhouettes, use of plissée tulle, crystal, and flower embroideries, and reinterpreted them for the H&M customer. The idea was to convey the esprit of the brand but have them produced using techniques that…

6 min.
what we wear is who we are

I love Pongal. This festival, celebrating the harvest as winter withdraws, is one of my earliest (and most beautiful) memories as a child growing up in Madras. We would all wake up really early—I would be scrubbed, buttoned into my white cotton Bengali kurta, and sent off to visit my friend’s home. The girls I went to school with, and was used to seeing only in the sameness of uniforms, would magically transform this day, resplendent in their pattu pavadai (a fitted blouse and a full skirt, both cut from jewel-toned silk with borders of woven gold). As the sun rose, it set ablaze the colours in their skirts and they would twirl to show it off. If you closed your eyes, the sound was like that of a thousand birds…