This unique ethnographic investigation examines the role that fashion plays in the production of the contemporary Indian luxury aesthetic. Tracking luxury Indian fashion from its production in village craft workshops via upmarket design studios to fashion soirees, Kuldova investigates the Indian luxury fashion market's dependence on the production of thousands of artisans all over India, revealing a complex system of hierarchies and exploitation.
In recent years contemporary Indian design has dismissed the influence of the West and has focussed on the opulent heritage luxury of the maharajas, Gulf monarchies and the Mughal Empire.Luxury Indian Fashion argues that the desire for a luxury aesthetic has become a significant force in the attempt to define contemporary Indian society. From the cultivation of erotic capital in businesswomen's dress to a discussion of masculinity and muscular neo-royals to staged designer funerals, Luxury Indian Fashion analyzes the production, consumption and aesthetics of luxury and power in India.
Luxury Indian Fashion is essential reading for students of fashion history and theory, anthropology and visual culture.
Travelers often think of a luxury vacation as champagne and caviar dreams, but often don't have the budget to afford such luxuries. But luxury travel is not all about first class flights, swanky hotels, lavish restaurants and extravagant shopping. Shamael Khan shows you ways to travel in relative luxury and comfort by thinking out of the box and not draining your bank account. By using the advice in this book, you too can live comfortably and luxuriously during your vacation.Shamael shares his tips, tricks and advice through 12 years of business and personal travel throughout Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East. He uses his business travel experience during tough economic times in order to develop a strategy to find the best deals and different ways to create your own personal luxury vacation.
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