DESIGNER

Fashion designer Anita Dongre celebrates the world’s inherent beauty

Since her establishment in 1995, Anita Dongre has crafted a diverse fashion empire, housing AND for Western wear, Global Desi for contemporary styles, Grassroot for sustainable luxury, and Pinkcity for exquisite jewellery. In an exclusive interview with The Kurator, we delve into Dongre’s world, focusing on her recent ‘Rewild’23’ fashion show—a blend of art, fashion, and an ever-evolving commitment to nature and elephant conservation.

“Fashion For Good is woven into our DNA. We see fashion as a tool for positive social impact. Rewild has been a labour of love. Elephants, as gentle matriarchs shaping the forest ecosystem, hold a special place in my heart. Our designs, heavily inspired by nature, seek to unite changemakers advocating peaceful co-existence,” Dongre shares.

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The collection showcased quintessential Rajasthani techniques—block-printing, Kantha, gota-patti, and beadwork—embodied in modern silhouettes. Dongre adeptly balanced tradition and modernity, affirming, “To sustain

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FASHION

Fashion influencer shares style mistake which can age women by ‘two decades’

Fashion and beauty influencer Shea Whitney shared with her one-and-a-half million subscribers how women can age themselves unnecessarily with a few style mishaps.

Fashion and what looks good is subjective and honouring your personal style is paramount.

However, according to the influencer, there are some objectively ageing garments and accessories that people could do with ditching in order to look younger instantly.

According to Shea, there is one type of handbag women overwear but shouldn’t.

She told her subscribers that handbags with pockets on the outside are dated and “ageing” – “they look so not good”.

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She said: “I know a lot of you guys like your organisation and you want to have a spot for your chapstick, a spot for your keys. I understand the appeal but it’s going to age you by like two decades.”

She continued: “There

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FASHION

Dior spins 1950s styles into modern looks at Paris Fashion Week

Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri dove into archives from the 1950s for the French fashion house’s fall women‘s catwalk show, adding a modern spin to the era’s feminine mainstays.

Models strode around a hulking, fantastical set parading familiar silhouettes – neat, short-sleeved button-up shirts paired with full skirts, bustier dresses, trim cardigans and cropped jackets – in sombre colors and stylised floral prints.

Chiuri softened structured jackets and drew on fabrics woven with metal thread to give a new, creased texture to classically-cut dresses – pushing styles into a sporty direction, for daywear.

Accessories including pearls, gloves and thick, black headbands, the tassles tied into bows.

Chiuri sought to add a Parisian flair to the styles of the period, which are often associated with American Hollywood productions.

“It was very different, the situation in Europe than in the USA,” she told Reuters, noting that the women who served as

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FASHION

How ‘pinkflation’ is sending women’s fashion prices soaring



In Switzerland, inflation is even making its way into women’s clothing stores — a phenomenon described as “pinkflation.”

For several months now, many European countries have been facing significant inflation. According to figures from Eurostat, the annual inflation rate in the eurozone rose to 8.6% in June 2022, up from 8.1% in May 2022. These price increases are linked in part to the war in Ukraine, but also to the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis, especially with regard to food products. 

But according to a recent Swiss report, another kind of inflation has been identified by the independent online price comparison service Comparatis and the Zurich media NZZ am Sonntag, which applies specifically to women’s fashion. So after “shrinkflation” and “prices“heatflation,” here comes “pinkflation.” 

The study estimates that in the space of 20 years, the price of men’s clothing has

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FASHION

A Cult-Favorite Women’s Fashion Designer Just Dropped the Ultimate Men’s Capsule Wardrobe

If the name Nili Lotan doesn’t ring any bells, try asking your significant other.

The New York-based, Israel-born designer launched her eponymous womenswear collection 19 years ago, slowly, steadily amassing a devoted following for her luxurious yet endlessly wearable wardrobe staples. Despite largely flying under the radar, she’s built a business valued at $100 million today. Lotan’s not-so-basic basics—tailored cargo pants, languid silk shirts, plush cashmere sweaters—are the style secret of many well-dressed women. Now, Lotan is extending her effortlessly cool touch to the boys.

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Calls for a menswear collection had been sounding for years, coming from the boyfriends and husbands of Lotan’s women customers. One of them—Vinoodh Matadin, half of the husband and wife photography duo Inez & Vinoodh—actually succeeded in getting Lotan to turn her attention to guys with a collaborative men’s range back in 2017. Beyond that one-off collection, Lotan says men have

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BEAUTY

Maxey Cosmetics unveils positive ageing campaign starring women in their 40s

By Austyn King
17-Aug-2022

The campaign showcases looks that show off the women’s natural beauty using the US brand’s lash and brow serums

Maxey Cosmetics, the US lash and brow specialist brand, is championing positive ageing with its latest campaign starring 40+ women.

Aiming to spotlight the eyes – said to be where the first signs of ageing start to show – the campaign showcases a roster of women wearing beauty looks designed to highlight their natural beauty using Maxey’s lash and brow products.

All aged 40 and over, the models include a dental hygienist, a small business owner and a spa and salon owner.

Kirk Maxey, founder of Maxey Cosmetics, said: “Our goal is to expand our demographic of models and capture real women and Maxey Cosmetics users to diversify across multiple age groups.

“MaxeyLash users who are interested in results can refer to the photos, none of which

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