FASHION FILES


Balestra’s Intricate Metamorphosis

Blending the past, present and future is no simple feat. A conversation with Sofia Bertolli Balestra, Head of Research, Design & Brand Identity at Balestra Roma, and the granddaughter of iconic couturier Renato Balestra, gives insight on the new identity, sustainable initiatives, and intergenerational vision for Balestra


  • Alexander McQueen’s Summer Fashion is an Ode to Ruffles & Rings

    Helmed by Creative Director Sarah Burton, the British luxury house’s summer collections features unisex stylings that reinvent traditional ready to wear by juxtaposing immaculate tailoring with exploded ruffles and streamlined four ring satchels

  • A Full Fashion Cycle: From Karishma Swali’s House of Chanakya to MoonRay

    Basking in the recent glow of awe and appreciation that House of Chanakya received for its handicraft in Dior’s Haute Couture 2022 scenography and collection, Karishma Swali talks about cultural sustainability, future of Indian fashion and her daughter Avantika’s influence in building MoonRay – a new mindful label – as we dissect its inspiration


A Final Bow: Louis Vuitton’s Dream Landscape for Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh’s final assortment for Louis Vuitton - the Men's Fall-Winter 2022 collection - was everything the designer represented, with the brand giving a fitting homage to the visionary


  • Embroidery Techniques: The True Luxury of Indian Couture

    Gone are the days of logo loyalty. Today’s fashion consumer is taking the time to understand India’s heritage and expertise in traditional embroideries, many of which are ancient and lesser heard of. We explore some such techniques and the designers working with these delicate threads, who are also taking them to international waters

  • Fashion’s Darling: How Florals are Eternal

    From art to architecture and from metaphors to motifs, florals have been around for long, yet have unmatched importance throughout every culture. The beauty of these ingenious creations have been open to a copious amount of variations and interpretations through time – especially in fashion