From bondage to flower power, 5 crazy fashion trends at Coachella

Coachella is one of the world’s premier music festivals and is synonymous with A-list performers as well as fashion. While designers have heavily marketed their brands to Coachella, fans who draw the most notice often do so by embracing their own sartorial flair, driven by a sense of innovation. TJ Sonnier and Tiana Tuttle at … Read more From bondage to flower power, 5 crazy fashion trends at Coachella

A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

The power of the skilled craftsmen is inherent in every hand-crafted and hand-woven beauty one gets to witness. From lush brocade silks that have an innate royal feel, to luminous, featherweight chanderi cottons — finely-crafted handloom pieces will always win the creative battle over all things machine made. But, while one loves to invest in … Read more A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

Which tiara will Meghan Markle wear at her wedding? The history of the accessory offers clues

For decades, the tiara was, at best, a retro piece of costume jewellery. Yet this classic accessory has been showing up on fashion runways from the likes of Saint Laurent and Miu Miu, as well as binge-worthy television shows such as Game of Thrones and Victoria, not to mention The Crown. Even Wonder Woman wears … Read more Which tiara will Meghan Markle wear at her wedding? The history of the accessory offers clues

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi put jewellery sector’s growth at stake

The alleged fraud at state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB), involving diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, has taken a new twist as the amount rose to Rs 12,700 crore from previous Rs 11,400 crore, putting the health of gems and jewellery sector’s growth at stake. PNB alleged that one of its former employees provided … Read more PNB fraud: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi put jewellery sector’s growth at stake