Guest Column

Namrata Zakaria

Namrata Zakaria

Namrata Zakaria connects the dots between fashion and the world around us.

Here's what happens inside a drag party

I loved what a subversion of fashion drag dressing was

By Namrata Zakaria October 01, 2023

How dignitaries delightfully experimented with Indian clothing at G20

Except for Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty, who were predictably dull

By Namrata Zakaria September 24, 2023

Fast fashion to fab fashion—Zara

Is Zara selling old wine in a new bottle? Yes, a bottle of bubbly

By Namrata Zakaria September 17, 2023

Why second-hand fashion is now being largely coveted

Brands like Hermes and Chanel have stopped selling to potential resellers

By Namrata Zakaria September 10, 2023

Which luxury brands are hot and which are not when it comes to after-sales care

The 'right to repair' movement in the US is catching on in the UK and in India

By Namrata Zakaria September 03, 2023

Made in Heaven 2 does fashion like never done before in cinema

And never once did it look forced or overwhelming

By Namrata Zakaria August 27, 2023

Best part of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is its portrayal of men

They are told to let go of 'manliness', and find their softer edges

By Namrata Zakaria August 20, 2023

What really happens inside a fashion atelier? Tarun Tahiliani reveals all

“It takes a village to bring a heartfelt vision to life,” Tahiliani says

By Namrata Zakaria August 13, 2023

Manipur: Clothing, in a state of undress

Unlike the rest of India, women in the northeast are the main weavers of cloth

By Namrata Zakaria August 06, 2023

How, with return of Barbie pink, we wanted our women to be dolls again

Barbie's announcement led to 416 per cent increase in searches for pink clothes

By Namrata Zakaria July 30, 2023

How we are rediscovering yesteryear beauties Zeenat Aman and Rekha

Both movie stars have appeared in bit roles in the last two decades

By Namrata Zakaria July 23, 2023

Why France—the land of luxury—actually loathes its rich

Rioters in the country have looted items worth millions from designer stores

By Namrata Zakaria July 16, 2023

What makes ikat a timeless trend

There are three countries where ikat still thrives—India, Indonesia and Japan

By Namrata Zakaria July 09, 2023

Why the Indian artisan is also an artist

Two recent exhibitions display the immense influence of Indian craft

By Namrata Zakaria July 02, 2023

Being Anushka Sharma, effortlessly

Anushka Sharma is in a league by herself

By Namrata Zakaria June 25, 2023
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