Is Nepal’s modelling industry inclusive?
Although slowly gaining leaps in commercial viability, Nepal’s modelling and fashion industry still lags behind in terms of representation and inclusivity, as it still strictly adheres to conventional beauty standards, say fashion professionals.
Say hello to gender-neutral fashion
Tired of seeing restrictions in fashion due to rigid gender norms, a handful of Kathmandu-based fashion brands and outlets are designing and selling gender-neutral clothing.
Pushing the boundaries of conventional glamorous makeup in Nepal
Delving in special effects makeup and body painting is not a financially viable option in Nepal’s budding makeup business, but a handful of artists are doing it--because they love it and they’re good at it.
Will we see a fashion revolution post lockdown?
Industry insiders believe the pandemic could potentially change the fashion industry and influence people to make more sustainable choices.
Men’s mane problem: looking after the locks during lockdown
Feeling like you’re becoming a little too wild while at home, and you have the looks to boot? Here are some tips for men to care for their hair.
How vintage fashion is slowly gaining a fan base in Kathmandu
Vintage fashion is not just sustainable, it also gives people an individuality that is not possible with fast fashion.
Men want to wear makeup, but they don’t want to be stereotyped
The trend of men wearing makeup isn’t new, but social media has definitely helped normalise it.
How sustainable is sustainable fashion in Nepal?
Designers are showcasing designs made from donated clothes and a ‘sustainable fashion show’ is set to be held at Kala Patthar early next year. But how truly ‘green’ is their approach is up for debate.
Beauty pageant costumes keep repeating and they’re starting to become boring
Nepali designers are dressing beauty pageant winners in extraordinary attire, but the same theme in most designs reflects a lack of originality.
They rejected her because she is a transwoman. Now she is on top.
Anjali Lama is talented, confident, brave but most importantly, she has been breaking gender barriers in the glamour industry.
At the glamorous 2019 American Portrait Gala, a familiar Nepali face: Prabal Gurung
Gurung had been named earlier this summer as the honorary designer for the 2019 gala.
Here’s how you can score on feet fashion
With companies like White Socks and Moza Socks bringing in the coolest designs, wearing statement-making socks have become the latest fashion fad in Kathmandu.
Anek brings variety to Kathmandu’s fashion scene—a place for proper plus-sized clothing
Following years of struggles to find clothes of their size and choice, a group of four friends have seen success in bringing bigger sizes to the market.
The tailor who makes suits for Kathmandu's elite
Kapali was sixteen years old when he started his career as a tailor at Model Tailors in New Road. While that shop is no more, back in the 60s, Model was known as one of the best and biggest tailoring places in Kathmandu, so much that even the royals got their suits tailored there.
Bringing leather back
Bilal Ahmed Shah loves his leather jackets. For as long as he can remember, he’s been wearing one.
An Instagram page is shaming copycat Nepali designers
While the popular adage ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal’ has been attributed to a number of famous personalities, the original, by writer WH Davenport Adams, goes differently—‘great poets imitate and improve whereas small ones steal and spoil’.