Fashion addiction: expensive clothes hid my loneliness – then I gave 90% of them away

I was brought up with certain religious rules about what I could and could not wear – no bare arms, no bare legs – and, as a teenager, I longed for the sort of outfits I wasn’t allowed. Once, on a shopping trip to Birmingham with school friends, I tried on halter necks, short skirts … Read more Fashion addiction: expensive clothes hid my loneliness – then I gave 90% of them away

Urban Chat: Contemporary fashion at Jakarta Fashion Week

“They thought we were all about traditional or artisanal products.” So quipped my businesswoman friend Racquel who recently assisted a small French business group to see the fashion potential in Indonesia. I chuckled, not entirely blaming that group for holding the stereotype. Except for select industry insiders who have regularly attended our fashion events or … Read more Urban Chat: Contemporary fashion at Jakarta Fashion Week

Behind the scenes of Succession’s stealth wealth fashion

This season’s TV style icons are a bunch of pampered billionaires who crush members of their own family for professional advancement. If Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw is the ultimate small screen fashion plate, they are her opposite. They do not dress with creativity or exuberance. They operate in a world of beige cashmere … Read more Behind the scenes of Succession’s stealth wealth fashion

Meet the fashion designer who has dressed celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Saina Nehwal, and Victoria Beckham over the past 25 years

Fashion designer Payal Jain has been leading the wave of homegrown fashion designers for the past 25 years. It’s an incredible achievement to have witnessed the rapidly evolving fashion scene in India that has taken Indian tradition and couture to the world. She has also seen designers fight the “glorified tailor” tag to make a … Read more Meet the fashion designer who has dressed celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Saina Nehwal, and Victoria Beckham over the past 25 years