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 focused 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.
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