The House of MBj’s 120-year-old legacy has been built on a strong foundation of heritage, elegance and innovation. Over the past seven generations, the brand has stayed true to their dictum of celebrating the Indian bride with custom-made diamond, polki and kundan jewellery. Apart from two showrooms in Kolkata, they also have one store in Read More →

Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs Read More →

Magpie instincts: bright yellow chairs and psychedelic prints light up the living room. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer Holly Fulton once flew back from Majorca with Marlene Dietrich in her hand luggage. It was the only way of getting around Ryanair’s stringent baggage restrictions. Marlene – or, rather, a shelf painted with Marlene’s distinctive face Read More →

Amid the ’90s nostalgia of 2017, no designer’s legacy is more pervasive than that of Martin Margiela. Considering that the Belgian nonconformist set out to challenge the fashion system—not just with his designs, but also with his way of conducting business—the industry’s current fixation on him is more than a little ironic. Flashback to the Read More →

If you had asked a group of people which perfumes they were wearing 10 years ago, the answers would have mainly centred around pillar scents from major fashion houses – think Chanel No.5, Dior J’Adore, Thierry Mugler Alien… And now? Whilst those fragrance classics remain bestsellers, niche perfumery has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Perfumers previously Read More →

Fourteen sovereigns of gold jewellery were reportedly found stolen from a house at Elango Street at Mahalingapuram in Pollachi on Wednesday. The police said that the victim M. Selvaraj (32), a farmer, and his family stayed in an apartment and went to their native village near Negamam on Saturday. On returning home on Wednesday he Read More →

Post Navigation