‘A sumptuous work drawing on immense research, this volume is a remarkable view of the evolution of style in India – an ambitious and instant magnum opus that will change the way that we look at dress and fashion in the subcontinent.’ – Dr Amin Jaffer
A lavish work that will thrill and delight, Style of India is a stunning kaleidoscopic view of the evolution of style in India – an ambitious and lavish volume that will be forever a collectible. This spectacular volume traverses an incredible breadth of history, offering a panoramic view of the defining moments – the cultural factors, historical compulsions and mystical concepts – that have intersected over time and propelled the evolution of style in the country over millennia. Bringing together over 300 stunning visuals from archival material and gorgeous recreations of drapes and accessories over centuries, accompanied by perceptive essays, this unique book weaves a compelling chronicle from pre-history and the Harappan civilization through the princely states, the freedom movement and regimental uniforms to the era of Hindi cinema and contemporary Indian fashion to throw a spotlight on the unique story of Indian style.
An unforgettable pictorial journey through the history of style in India, Style of India is a full-colour deluxe collectible edition that will be treasured by among style connoisseurs for years to come.
Classification : Fashion
Pub Date : SEP 15, 2016
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 320
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9789350099650
Price : INR 8,500
Geeta Khanna, who also writes as Geeta Josie Khanna, is the founder and principal director of Hirumchi Styling Company (HSC). Educated in Delhi University, the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, she has honed her skills under Carlos Campos and Marc Jacobs in New York City.
Style of India is her first book. It is the result of her vision and travels through India to research and photograph the plethora of styles and expressions the country has to offer.