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Ep-4 Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra: The Indian Man’s New Fashion Playground

In this episode of Shop Talk, Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, founders of the fashion brand Shantanu & Nikhil, chat about reim agining masculinity in Indian fashion by bringing forth ideas of androgyny, military-chic, nationalism and nostalgia. The duo open up about strategies and the inspiration behind creating celebration menswear without making it ceremonial, while strengthening the brand through thoughtful association with Bollywood and sports celebrities. The episode also includes wearable lessons by Mumbai-based stylist Vinita Makhija—be it the obsession with black or the art of looking (and feeling) glamorous. 

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Shop Talk on RED FM is India’s first fashion podcast series hosted by Shefalee Vasudev, editor of The Voice of Fashion and author of Powder Room: The Untold Story of Indian Fashion. Revealing and Concealing, ... g, Undressing Fashion, describes Shop Talk’s incisive and exciting conversations around meaning, memory and material of fashion. Shefalee talks to some of India’s leading designers, crafts practitioners, retailers, creative heads and stylists to uncover fashion’s pulsating significance in social and personal lives; how it influences the zeitgeist and narrates an era and its people. Including but beyond trends and clothes, Shop Talk is an intersectional space, it is about glamour and style, about people and innovation, sustainability initiatives, India’s artisanal legacies. A contemporary, candid, curious set of conversations, it drapes the idea of India with fashion as prism.

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