Mon, Aug 03, 2020

  • B Krishnamoorthy, a national award-winning weaver from Kancheepuram, loves to experiment with saree designs and weaving methods.
    Kanchi award winner revives traditional weaving method
    During the lockdown, he has revived an old weaving technique called petni. Instead of a silk saree, he made a saree that has body cotton and double coloured border. “Petni is one of the traditional weaving methods sarees will get two sections of colours in the long way of body warp. The border part will be in one colour and the remaining body part in another colour. The border will be woven into the saree using petni method.Weavers don’t follow this method because of time constraints. Since it is lockdown and I have got enough time on hand, I decided to revive petni weaving. The sari that we weaved has fine body cotton and a double coloured brocaded silk border. Apart from petni method, I have also used a double korvai technique to weave the borders and pallu into the body of the sari. The saree was woven using a 140 count cotton thread....
  • Fashion is emotional more than anything else. You should feel happy wearing it Fashion is emotional more than anything else. You should feel happy wearing it

    Major e-commerce sites have seen massive jump in the number of orders placed for rakhis and e-gifts given the restrictions and apprehensions about travel and social distancing.

  • Online handloom exhibition aims at supporting artisans Online handloom exhibition aims at supporting artisans

    The second edition of 'Go Swadeshi Online', an online exhibition of handloom clothes and artifacts by weavers and artisans from across the country, aims at supporting artisans liquidate their stocks...

  • In 2020 comfort comes first in fashion In 2020 comfort comes first in fashion

    These fluid fabrics are environmentally-friendly and degrade within 4-6 weeks, making them a sustainable fashion choice, says Nelson Jaffery, Head of Design at Liva.

  • Stylist recreates iconic looks from the 80s Stylist recreates iconic looks from the 80s

    I was bullied for being skinny right from my childhood. Even when I stepped into the fashion industry, I wasn’t accepted like others.

  • Perfecting your pout Perfecting your pout

    Day or night, we don't feel like we have our game face on till we glide on some Lipstick. Did you know this beauty essential has an entire day in it's honour?

  • Making the best use of old denim Making the best use of old denim

    With conscious shopping coming into the fore, try these DIY tips to transform your old denims into something useful and trendy, so you don't feel guilty while buying a new pair.

  • Sensible and chic: the 185 dollar luxury face mask from Belgium Sensible and chic: the 185 dollar luxury face mask from Belgium

    Take a face mask, adorn it with jewels or attach it to a long, flowing neck scarf. What have you got? A pandemic precaution, yes, but also a luxury fashion statement that can cost anywhere from 75 to...

  • Discretionary spends down, timeless fashion strong Discretionary spends down, timeless fashion strong

    Fashion entrepreneurs Tanvi Malik and Shivani Poddar speak about product innovation and building a stronger online shopping experience in fashion e-tailing

  • Sneaker heads, how about owning a pair of games worn by Michael Jordan? Sneaker heads, how about owning a pair of games worn by Michael Jordan?

    We all know the sneaker trend is here to stay, but if you really want something special, try and get your hands on a pair of these babies available at a landmark Christies auction. The renowned...