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A Family Secret

When Patacharapimo’s father, Utai Youngprapakorn, established himself as a pioneer in crocodile breeding in South East Asia in 1950, out of concern for the preservation of the animal, little did he know that his humble beginnings would inspire two generations of women. With an extensive knowledge on exotic skins and a keen interest in fashion,…

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The Man with Grit

His shows are one of our favourite stops at New York Fashion Week. His clients are Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, to name a few. Singapore-born, Nepal- raised, Prabal Gurung has the same drive and heart he had as when he came to New York 16 years ago. Shweta Bhatia speaks to the designer as…

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Curating The Bespoke

Daniela Karnuts is the definition of passion. She may not have had formal training to back her designs but with the inspiration that came from her mother’s and grandmother’s innate sense of style, she set out to create SAFiYAA, a label that revolved around being authentic, refined, feminine, graceful and strong. Sharon Carvalho speaks to…

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Off The Deep End

Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja are India’s first swimwear designers. They are the creators of the Bikini Sari, a one-piece maillot with a wrappable fabric sewn into the front that mimics the look of a traditional sari. Their line of bikini saris exquisite swimwear and resort wear soon got the world to sit up and notice…

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Always a Step Ahead

Monisha Jaising always seems to know what the Indian woman will want to wear tomorrow. This foresight, coupled with creativity and an astute business sense, makes her one of the most formidable names in fashion. In her 25th year in the industry, she talks to Butool Jamal about the art of constant reinvention TO READ MORE…

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Master of the Drape

Tadashi Shoji is a veteran of the fashion industry. Born and raised in Japan, he draws inspiration from his heritage. For over 30 years now, the designer’s namesake collection has enhanced the look of many women. From Oscar winning stars to the New York runway, the Tadashi Shoji woman stands out looking flawless, sophisticated and…

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Alice of The Wonderland

As the creative force behind Temperley London for 15 years, Alice Temperley’s privately owned label has volved from creating 25 pieces to producing over eight collections across three lines. Eclectic, worldly and unique, she infuses her passion into her colourful designs. Sharon Carvalho speaks to her about early beginnings, inspiration and memorable moments TO READ MORE …….. SUBSCRIBE TO…

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