I’m pretty sure most of you must have seen the riots happening in some parts of India after both the houses of the parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill. There have been constant protests against the bill stating that it attacks the muslims of the country and that its ‘Unconstitutional’. Now here I’m linking a twitter thread with scanned copies of the actual bill from the Ministry … Continue reading Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
Thats a question we all struggle with. By ‘we’ I mean design students/ design or art professionals/ free lancers/ etc. I am a final year fashion design student and almost every assignment I do is based on a certain inspiration. So this article is for all of those who struggle with this basic topic. Its based on what I have learnt and what I know … Continue reading How to choose an Inspiration?
Hey guys! So today I’m sharing the first video of my collection that I made while I was in UK. This collection was custom designed for HRH Duchess of Sussex, for a hypothetical royal visit to India. The collection combines the ethereal saree from India and the traditional art of suit from the west. I took 100% British made merino wool and combined it with … Continue reading The Royal Visit
Before I move on to the actual reason behind this post, I have a few things to clear – Hi, I’m a 20 yr old boy, soon to be 21, living in Delhi, in final year of my studies and soon to start my job as a fashion designer. I was in 1999. Why am I telling you this? Coz you have no idea who … Continue reading Celine Dion anyone?
Continuing with the Lippan art, my board took 24 hrs to fully dry. Now here’s a few things to make sure you have in hand before we go ahead – Good amount of any adhesive like fevicol or mod podge, chalk powder, old newspapers. Take a few newspapers and tear them into very tiny pieces and put them in water over night, we’ll be using … Continue reading Further on the Lippan Piece
It’s that time of the year. Diwali! Its the biggest festival of India. Well its not really Diwali today, its on the 27th of this month, however, Indian families start preparing for it days before the actual festival. So as always mom and I decided to get creative and start some new projects at our place. One of the things that we are doing is … Continue reading Lippan Art
Surprised to see me back eh? Ahaa! Well its been a year since my blog was on a hiatus, but now I’m bringing it back to life. This past year has been nothing but full of roller coaster rides and surprises along the way. I got the chance to spend 4 months in England, visit entire UK and Italy. Also got the chance to visit … Continue reading Are you a luxury brand consumer?
What is art for me? Well that’s hard to answer. Its the color to my paper life. “Like a nail on dry skin On paper the sound its makin Its so satisfying Its so pleasing Its my strength Physically invisible Its my expression Which I can never express Its how I show What I am; On the inside Its my identity Which needs no card Its … Continue reading That blank piece of paper.
Hey! You must be wondering like what the hell is going on or why am I doing this? Well, the truth is, even I don’t know why I’m doing this. Perhaps I’m going through an emotional rollercoaster in my life and I’m terribly missing that one person who knows every little thing about me. I know it was my fault that we are not what … Continue reading Open Letter to my Ex-Best Friend
Now once you have your corset, neckline, and lining in place, its time to start closing them all to create a nice beautiful seamless inside out corset. Let’s start with the hemline. Remember we took 3 cms seam allowance in the beginning, mark that 3 cms all the way from one end to another and fold in towards the inside. Make sure as you are … Continue reading Corset making – Hems and Eyelets
Now once you have your corset in place and are done with your boning channels, its time to start working on the finishes. Lets start with the neckline. The neckline will be finished by, of course, facing. In order to make the pattern for facing, place your patterns right next to one another, aligning the neckline, so it is continuous. The pattern will be on … Continue reading Corset Stitching – Facing, Lining, and Hem
Boning is a piece of plastic/ metal/ wood, that is inserted into the corset to give it a rigid look and help in the contouring. The boning I will be using is a plastic one, 0.6 cms wide. (I don’t recommend plastic boning if you are making one, this is dummy piece and for college submission which is why we’re asked to use plastic boning. … Continue reading Corset Stitching – Boning
So starting off with the corset you need to get all your panels right. A basic corset has four panels – two front and two back. There are corsets which have a center front seam or have a continuous front center panel. I opted for the one with a seam because it gives a more fitted appearance that other one. Well, it’s totally up to … Continue reading Basic Corset Stitching
Hey everyone! So after 2 weeks of hard work, I finally have completed a fully functional corset. I documented my process all the way because I decided to post a tutorial on my blog. I tried a lot to find a good tutorial on corset making but couldn’t find any good ones. It’s insane. Anyhoo so here’s my documentation of Corset making. I won’t be … Continue reading Making a Corset
My third year begins with a bang and we are introduced into Haute Couture, starting off with the magnificent art of Corsetry. So firstly what are corsets? More importantly what is the purpose of a corset? Corset has been a very crucial part of clothing in the early European culture. Often worn as an undergarment, to give shape to the body. It was worn by … Continue reading The art of Haute Couture – Corsets