Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter

Fashion industry is facing economic loss. Pixabay

By IANSlife Features

Like all other sectors of the economy facing severe headwinds during the crisis, the fashion and apparel is industry is not an exception.

The Lockdown has moved us all to let go off the excesses and concentrate on the bare essentials. Keeping this viewpoint in mind fashion designers have also felt the need to re-analysing their upcoming festive collections. IANSlife caught up with design veteran Anju Modi, who feels we might be looking at a very different world once the lockdown 3.0 is lifted.

“There is a lot of uncertainty still, I have used this period of lockdown to do a lot of introspection. As a designer my 100 per cent belief is that we should promote our beautiful Swadeshi crafts and woven fabrics from all over India, e.g, the mukaish, chikankari, jamdani, kalamkari and colours like of Indigo and natural dyes. The goal being to help the economy, our artisanal community and to help the villages re-establish. While promoting our indigenous craft which are localised but very trendy, thereby decreasing our carbon footprints”, said Modi in the #InThisTogether webiner by FDCI.

Modi says that we should pomote woven fabrics from all over India like chikankari. Pixabay

India is country where we celebrate festivals and weddings with utmost fervour. But with a grim economy, tightening budgets and waning demand, what are the prospects for the upcoming festive season?

The ace designer feels that we will be looking at revamping our entire concept of a “big, fat Indian wedding” for a more intimate, close-knit affair.

Read More: Majority of Mothers Stress Most About Sanitizing: Survey

“The new reality is that we will be valuing our celebrations and festivities in a different manner. We will want to spend on something which is going to be meaningful. There will be a lot mix’n’match. We will focus a lot on seperates, like if one just wants a dupatta to match with an elegant skirt or lehenga or some kind of a jacket or top which can be worn with a saree or a pair of nice trouser pants, depending on the occasion”, says Modi.

Adding, ” Another thing we can expect a lot of is recycling, which implies things are re-used and up-cyled in many different ways. The saree can be styled in a myriad of ways where it can be draped with a lehenga, a cropped top, well-fitted trousers or even a jean to give it multiple uses.” (IANS)


The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

Keep Reading Show less

Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

Also Read: Hindu Woman Axed To Death In Pakistan

Keep Reading Show less

God and Goddess

By- Devakinanda


Keep reading... Show less