Archive / January, 2016

COMMENT: Somiya Kalavidya

The district of Kutch in the West Indian region of Gujarat is famed for its signature mirror work and dense embroidery motifs with each of the regions tribes and sub-tribes maintaining their closely guarded signature styles. Central to all this activity is the distinct and well-respected Somaiya Kalavidya, an organisation who provide design education for Kutch’s traditional Read More

COMMENT: Going to the Source

Fast Fashion is a highly responsive system of clothing production which is capable of turning high-cost luxury fashion trends into low-cost high street alternatives days after trends have been premiered on the catwalk. Delving deeper into the production of these low-cost high-end imitation garments, in September 2014 I undertook a month long internship in an Read More