Top model Lara Stone engages in a fashionable power play, styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania in bondage-inspired, feminine fashion from Alessandra Rich, Attico, Balmain, Christopher Kane, Falguni Shane and more. Photographer Greg Swales captures the sensually-charged atmosphere for Vogue India September 2019.
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is styled by Anaita Shroff Adjania in ‘Deepika Unfiltered’, lensed by Greg Swales for Vogue India August 2019./ Hair by Stephen Low; Skin prep Liz Pugh
Vogue India shares a photographic vision of the topic front and center of our fashion industry minds: skin color.
Just now, I found a 2009 AOC short speaking about Padmi Lakshmi, former wife of Salman Rushdie, and a quote from Paula Karaiskos, of Storm Models saying: “The whole discussion about using more ethnic women in fashion has broadened the debate on models in fashion in general and designers are now looking for more discerning faces to front their campaigns.”
In retrospect, I’m not quite sure what Karaiskos meant, given the meaning of ‘discerning’. She meant well.
The Guardian article was focused primarily on the rise of Asian models in fashion. A decade later, AOC remains proud of our heritage and headline: Is the Entrenched Dominance of White Fashion Models Ending? I admit never dreaming it would take nearly a decade to smash through fashion’s white supremacy mentality once and for all. Without social media and the Internet, this breakthrough wouldn’t have happened. Old ways would have prevailed.
Vogue India’s May 2019 issue takes the convo into one of nuance with “Fifty Shades of Nude”, lensed by Bikramjit Bose with styling by Anaita Shroff Adajania. / Hair & makeup by Manaisha
American author, actor, model, television host, and executive producer Padma Lakshmi covers the May 2019 issue of Vogue India. Anaita Shroff Adajania styles Lakshmi for ‘In Her Skin’ for images by Kristian Schuller./ Hair by Yanni Tsapatori; makeup by Anil Chinnappa
The majority of content in Vogue India’s May 2019 issue is focused on skin color, one of fashion’s most timely topics.
Indian actor, producer of Hindi films, and new bride Anushka Sharma is styled by Ria Kamat in ‘A Piece of Sky’, lensed by Georges Antoni for Vogue India March 2019./ Hair by Peter Lennon; makeup by Linda JefferyesRead More
Top model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio feels the love, posing with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh in the October 2018 11th anniversary issue of Vogue India. Anaita Shroff Adajania styles Sara in Ranveer in vivid prints and patterns for images by Greg Swales.