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on the road, along the silk route

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Issue II, Volume I

Reportage from the furthest reaches of India, to behind the scenes at Italian silk manufacturers; Issue II unravels the possibilities of silk. As always fashion remains front and center, the stories told through the lens of crime.

Namita covers our Winter Issue, while Llavi breaks hearts by gracing the pages.
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the Journey

From Karnataka to Assam, Ladakh to Lake Como—join us on a journey of peace as we uncover ahimsa, conflict and age-old connections along the storied of most routes, the Silk Road.

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the peace box

Get your hands on functional finery, from brocade pouches to merino wool throws, handspun by our weavers in craft clusters tucked away in inconspicuous villages across India.

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meet the designers and artisans from this issue

Each month Object curates a list of designers that resonate with the theme of the box. These designers stand out in their field by their techniques, fabrications and ideas. Come discover their finery with us.

Suket Dhir

Suket Dhir

Designer

In his pieces, there is a celebration of Indian arts and crafts—from traditional weaves to high art, from ancient sculptures to their renderings in modern silhouettes.

Mapcha

Mapcha

Designer

Mapping the visual language systems of the Himalayas and intermingling these with Buddhist iconography is the sort of stuff that Lhanzey Palden does with Mapcha. If there was a wearable ode to Ladakh and Tibet, Mapcha is its bard.

Saphed

Saphed

Designer

Shirin Salwan’s garments, with its clean lines and muted colours, embody the Esprit Nouveau of Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, the designer’s home city.

Adheera

Adheera

Designer

Adheera crafts garments that are earthy and free-flowing with delicate shibori designs, in a process that is deeply rooted in sustainability.

Ka-Sha

Ka-Sha

Designer

Voluminous yet sustainable, Ka-Sha works on the blank canvas of kora kapda or the plain white cloth. With her brand, designer Karishma Shahani brings back the maximalist urge, although with restraint.

SWGT

SWGT

Designer

With her brand being a process laid out in the first letters of the words ‘Seeker, Wander, Gatherer and Thinker’, Shweta Gupta is a master of moving forms, as the body moves, there is a kind of fluidity inspired by the sharp light and shade one observes in the Himalayas.

O'Frida

O'Frida

Designer

The pure freedom of free visualisation is the name of the game for Rini Agarwal, the founder of O’Frida. Her process is a painstaking recreation of a visual dream.

Eka

Eka

Designer

Aseem Kapoor

Aseem Kapoor

DESIGNER

Aseem Kapoor encourages you to “think global, act tribal,” in a celebration of fashion that connects beyond borders.

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