Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video | If you’re a die-hard Karan Johar fan, you’re already well-versed with the director’s glossed up, picture-perfect romance flicks such

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video

Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video
Student of the Year 2’s first song is out, and you can’t miss the video
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If you’re a die-hard Karan Johar fan, you’re already well-versed with the director’s glossed up, picture-perfect romance flicks such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). This year, Dharma Productions is all set to release one more action-packed love story, Student of the Year 2, which stars Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. After launching the trailer of the film just days ago, SOTY 2‘s cast came together today to release the movie’s very first track, ‘The Jawaani Song’.

A new-age, millennial-approved version of the 1972 hit ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ from Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan-starrer Jawani Deewani, Student of the Year 2‘s track is bound to get you on your feet. Building up to the song’s release, Dharma Productions posted the following video on its Instagram page saying, “Old but gold tunes with the new batch!”

What makes ‘The Jawaani Song’ special is the element of nostalgia it brings with it, not just because it’s a hit from the yesteryears, but also for the back-to-school theme of its playful music video. Watch as the film’s main leads (joined by new face Aditya Seal, playing a character named Manav) take over the stage at Saint Teresa decked out in uniforms that wouldn’t look out of place in a Britney Spears video (remember the pop icon’s look from ‘…Baby One More Time’?). Right from the giant mix tape sitting at the back of the stage, to the doodles that adorn the floors and walls, this set may just remind High School Musical fans of their favourite moments from the American franchise, or even take Kuch Kuch Hota Hai fans back to the time when ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ was their party anthem.

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Save your date for the Vogue Wedding Show 2019

Save your date for the Vogue Wedding Show 2019

From finding the perfect bridal lehenga to zeroing down a decor specialist who can translate your vision into reality, planning your own wedding can be a task, but it’s also equally exciting. To help you search for your dream wedding makers, Vogue India’s annual wedding exhibit is all set to return for its seventh year in August 2019. Touted as India’s most exclusive luxury wedding exhibition, Vogue Wedding Show gathers some of the most premium and recognised category leaders and services from the Indian wedding circuit under one roof. The three-day shopping extravaganza is poised to be grander and bigger than ever before this season, and is slated to be held between August 2 and August 4 at Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi.

The invite-only exhibition will give you the opportunity to make selections from the most relevant fashion designers, wedding planners, hair and makeup artists, jewellery houses, decor experts and gifting specialists, among others. The bonus? Brides, grooms and their families will also get a chance to attend exclusive masterclasses and interact with an enviable line-up of industry experts including celebrity stylists, award-winning dermatologists, renowned hair and makeup pros and wellness gurus.

Last year, Vogue India handpicked some of the best couturiers to showcase their new bridal collections for Vogue Wedding Show 2018. Anita Dongre, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Jade by Monica & Karishma, Manish Malhotra, Rahul Mishra, Sabyasachi, Shantanu & Nikhil, Shyamal & Bhumika and Tarun Tahiliani were all part of this. Notable jewellers like Anmol Jewellers, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Farah Khan Fine Jewellery, Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, Hazoorilal Legacy, House Of Surana By Pankaj Surana, Jaipur Jewels, Amaya by Kantilal Chhotalal, Khanna Jewellers, Occasions Fine Jewellery, Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels, Rare Heritage, Renu Oberoi and Sunita Shekhawat – Jaipur also presented their wedding ranges. There was also a dedicated space called a ‘Sari Pavilion’ comprising saris from different regions of the country, including works by Naina Jain, Palam Silks, Ratanshi Kheraj Sarees, Latha Puttanna and Vani Anand. And for the perfect wedding favours, catering and planning help came from Ahujasons, Creative Cuisines Inc (CCi), Fabelle Exquisite Chocolates, Foodhall, Katalyst Entertainment, Kingdom Of Bahrain, Malta Tourism, Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations, Rohan Arora, Shazé, Shingora, The Good Life Company (TGL Co.) and Wedniksha.

To be part of the Vogue Wedding Show this year, all you need to do is mark the first weekend of August in your black book and enrol your name in the link below. Confirmed brands for 2019 will be announced soon.

Register now on Vogue.in/vogue-wedding-show-registration or call 08657505223/08657505224.

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Ananya Panday’s dress proves you can wear sequins in the daytime

Ananya Panday’s dress proves you can wear sequins in the daytime

Ananya Panday, along with co-stars Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, has finally begun promoting her debut film, Student of the Year 2. Just days after celebrating the movie’s trailer launch, the budding star stepped out this afternoon for the release of ‘The Jawaani Song’, for which she picked a rather glamorous outfit: a short ivory dress drenched in silver sequins. Instead of opting for stilettos, Panday elevated her look with a funky pair of peep-toe platform sneakers. The combination of her girly party dress and those athleisure-inspired shoes made for a memorable look.

Amp up your wardrobe with a party dress like Ananya Panday’s

Letting her high-shine dress be the focus of her look, Ananya Panday skipped on accessories for Student of the Year 2‘s very first song launch. Her summer-ready wavy hair and makeup (think rouged cheeks, a matte pink lip and silver shimmer eyeshadow) complemented the look perfectly. What made it look day-appropriate were the outfit’s palette and the playful shoes Panday opted for. Why not add sequins to your own day wardrobe? Scroll ahead to see how you can re-create Ananya Panday’s unconventional look.

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Sorry, but not all cotton is eco-friendly. Here are some fabrics that are

Sorry, but not all cotton is eco-friendly. Here are some fabrics that are

Did you know that there are textiles being made from banana stalks and spoilt milk, among other food wastes? Coffee grounds are being combined with recycled polyester to make odour-free athletic gear for brands like Adidas, while Paris-based Veja (Emma Watson’s preferred shoe company) is creating sneakers out of corn husks. A few visionary individuals have succeeded in incredible innovations in the world of sustainable fashion materials. Carmen Hijosa, founder, Piñatex, is creating leather out of pineapple leaves, and Indian labels like DHURI by Madhurima Singh are championing fabric made out of the leftovers of the soy, milk, corn, banana and orange peel industries. But why is the focus shifting to creating these fibres?

Move over cotton and polyester

On one hand, the clothing industry is polluting our air and oceans, spilling out of landfills and increasing its own carbon footprint dramatically every year. Currently, cotton and polyester are the most used textiles in the world, especially in fast fashion. Both these textiles have a heavy impact on the planet. Cotton production extensively uses precious resources such as water and labour, and relies heavily on pesticides. Meanwhile, synthetic fabrics not only require petroleum-based energy, but also pollute our rivers and oceans with hazardous chemicals.

On the other hand, the world wastes about a third of the food produced for human consumption every year. This means 1.3 billion tons of cereals, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish are being lost annually. Clothing made from waste is truly the need of the hour, because it solves the issue of dirty fashion as well as waste management. Technological advancements, along with learnings from the pre-industrialisation era, are now making it possible to convert food remnants into sustainable fabrics and leathers.

“Using fabrics made out of plant waste essentially creates a new market from existing resources,” says Madhurima Singh of DHURI, who has been using them in her collections since 2017. “Imagine if this technology was to take root in India—it would have a tremendous positive impact on the income of small and marginal farmers. However, I do believe that the production of these fabrics should be regulated, and the OEKO-TEX certification is great way to ensure that it is being carried out in a sustainable manner.” Scroll ahead for a lowdown on the types of waste fabrics that exist, the labels that use them in their collections, and where they can be bought.

Fish skin leather

Though fish skin has been used since the 19th century in Nordic culture, it’s being embraced worldwide as a sustainable leather today. What makes fish skin a better replacement for animal skin is that it has no hair, and doesn’t require the types of tanning and dyeing treatments that release toxins like hydrogen sulphide into the environment. Internationally, renowned shoe designer Monolo Blahnik embraced tilapia leather back in 2011, but in India, Mayura Davda recently founded MAYU—a handbag label that uses responsibly-sourced, high-quality fish skin leather created from the byproducts of salmon and wolf fish processing units in Ireland. The leather is then coloured with natural dyes and handcrafted into purses in India. “Plant- and fruit-based leather alternatives are certainly offering the next big wave of innovative, sustainable material options for new-age design houses like ours,” says Davda. “Textiles produced from agricultural byproduct, ie waste, are beneficial to all the stakeholders starting from the farmer to the end consumer.” Her debut collection, called The Golden Circle, is inspired by volcanic mountains and black sand beaches.

Banana stalk fabric

The Japanese have been making cloth out of banana stalks for 800 years—they typically use the coarse outer layers of the stalk for basket weaving and the finer inner fibres for kimonos. Banana fibre is a great vegan alternative to silk because of its inherent shine, but it can also be used to make cotton or taffeta. The fibre is breathable, heat-resistant and requires no additional acreage since it a byproduct of an agricultural crop. Nandini Baruva is Guwahati-based designer who has collaborated with farmers in Assam to produce good quality banana stems, and also uses this cloth in her clothing label, Kirameki.

Pineapple leather

Carmen Hijosa is a Spanish businesswoman who owns a revolutionary vegan leather company, Piñatex. Hijosa works with pineapple farmers in the Philippines to harvest the leaves and strip the fibres, which are then transported to Spain to be transformed into a mesh similar to leather. It takes almost 500 leaves to make one square metre of Piñatex, but with global production of the fruit at 27 million metric tonnes, this is hardly a concern. The result is a leather alternative popular with slow fashion labels as well as brands like Hugo Boss and H&M.

Soy fabric

Often nicknamed ‘vegan cashmere’, soy fabric is made from the waste of tofu and soy processing industries. The fibres within each soy bean are first processed by exposing them to heat or enzymes, then filtered and pushed through a spinneret to separate them into long strands. Then, these are woven into a fabric that is soft and silky with a bit of stretch. “The moisture absorption of soya fabric is similar to that of cotton, but its ventilation is superior,” says Singh of DHURI. “It has silky lustre with the perfect drape, so we tend to use it for styles that can be worn as formal or evening wear.”

Orange peel fabric

Two Sicilian students, Adriana Santanocito and Enrica Arenaby, can be credited for creating this innovative textile. Italy produces one million tonnes of citrus fruit peels annually that require costly waste management. Santanocito thought of converting this waste into textile while working on her fashion design thesis, and the duo have since patented a technology to extract cellulose from the peels, which can be spun to form a biodegradable yarn. What’s more, orange fabric also contains Vitamin C and essential oils that can be absorbed by skin. Salvatore Ferragamo was the first fashion house to release an orange fibre collection in 2017 in line with their motto of “responsible passion.”

Milk fibre

German designer, Anke Domaske, was looking for safe fibres to dress her father who was suffering from cancer when she stumbled upon a Youtube video about how to make fibre out of spoilt milk. Today, she sells QMilk, a textile made out of milk protein casein, the first man-made fibre produced without chemicals. The amino acids in this all-natural material have various health benefits—it is antibacterial, anti-ageing and can even help regulate blood circulation and body temperature. Her clothing line, Mademoiselle Chi Chi, is popular with celebrities like Mischa Barton and Ashlee Simpson, and has been using Qmilk fabric since 2017.

Coffee grounds fabric

Third generation Taiwanese textile maker Jason Chen was sitting at Starbucks with his wife Amy when they saw some old ladies collecting coffee grounds. This led them to the idea of creating odour-free textiles over 13 years ago. Today, Singtex is known all over the world for mixing coffee grounds with polyester from recycled plastic bottles to make a fibre perfect for sportswear. The coffee component of the textile eliminates odours, protects from ultraviolet rays and is also waterproof. Big apparel labels such as Adidas, North Face, Patagonia as well as niche brands like Rumi X use Singtex in their clothing and shoes.

Another noteworthy individual in this field is Isaac Newton, a sustainability entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the apparel industry. His company, Circular Systems (Social Purpose Corporation), uses crop residue from hemp, flax, pineapple, banana and sugarcane farming to make high quality fabrics. It also won the H&M Foundation Global Change Award in 2018.

Our fashion footprint has called for a revolution and these are the individuals leading the change. It is now up to us as consumers to embrace these innovative fabrics and exert our buying power responsibly. Considering the environmental state of our planet, it might be the call of the hour to start wearing what we eat before we are forced to eat (and breathe) what we wear.

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