Gaurav Gupta Opens the first-ever digital India Couture Week

Dear Readers,
Fashion trends are set to change irrevocably, and those tectonic shifts are also being reverberated at home. There is sustainable and slow fashion, plus there’s a mix of other pieces that have seemingly been brought back to life from our past wardrobes, but with a new modern twist-day upgrade. From cardigans and chequered prints for work, or biker jackets and a long coat for a night out, to casual feminine fringe tops for weekend brunches, the best part of this season’s style trends is how comfortable and versatile they are in their wearability. So read our Feature Story, get inspired, and master these top trends before everyone else.

Gracing our cover this issue is a Gaurav Gupta’s model donning his beautiful creation. In the Cover Story read about the well-known fashion designer and his latest collection from his first-ever digital fashion show.

Head to People in Focus to find out what lawyer-turned-artist Radhika Gupta-Buckley is up to these days. The New York-based Indian artist who creates unique work on race with bold patterns, saturated colours, and emotionally charged moods talks about her creatives and her journey from a lawyer to an artist. We also have fashion designer Kunal Rawal sharing his thoughts on menswear, slow fashion, androgyny and a lot more!

Over in In the Spotlight, we chat with Nafisa Nandini Crishna. Writer and an illustrator, Nafisa has creativity flowing in her veins and creates thought-provoking illustrations for clients, communicating their ideas in a compelling way. Read on to know about her career so far and what she sees for the future.

In Sensational Spaces, we take a tour of the Belgadia Palace in Odisha, Mayurbhanj. Unlike many other palace hotels that hew closer to the preservation, the aesthetic at the Belgadia Palace has gone from old fashioned to an up-to-date grandeur that feels of-the-moment.

For World Mental Health Day in Mind & Body, we give some tips to help children cope in a world overwhelmed by a pandemic. Grand Getaways has actress Shubhaavi Choksey talking about her trip to London with her husband, where she visited interesting museums, popular stadiums and had iconic monuments!And tell us what you think.

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Huma Bilgrami Latif