Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India March 2016, issue: The theme for the big anniversary issue is change. As Bazaar celebrates 7 years in India, we dedicate the issue to the people, the fashion, the trends, the ideas that are shaking the status quo. Designers like Raf Simons and Alber Elbaz quit their jobs; others have decided to forego fashion week schedules. Taking off from this, all sections of the magazine have focused on doing things differently. In beauty, for the first time we have a shoot featuring a male model, and our arts and culture pages also feature some of the industry’s rebels—from Stevel Lazarides who discovered Banksy to gender-defying performers in NYC. The mood of worldwide change and revolution also comes out in a choreographed fashion editorial featuring slip dresses in Spring Rebellion. Andour cover girl Sonam Kapoor has also, with Neerja, proved that she’s as much an actor as a style star. Fittingly, we have for the first time chosen a black and white cover to signal the spirit of change. The big anniversary issue also features our second annual Bazaar Inspires project, this time with ikat and 68 designers join forces to give us their unique renditions of the textile.
Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India April 2016, issue: The April issue of Harper's Bazaar India is dedicated this issue to journeys of all kinds. Take our cover stars, for instance. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor have both traversed afar in their careers, and in Ki & Ka, explore unconventional roles: She’s a career woman and he’s a house husband. Then there’s Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto, who has become an icon of punk style. She has designed a fashion line for big girls that’s already making waves. You’ll also meet author Polly Vernon, whose new book, Hot Feminist, is being talked about everywhere, and should be on your holiday reading list. In beauty, there are expert tips on how to look glowing and fresh straight off a plane, and the best makeup crayons you need to pack. In features, there are the books that have made the journey from being social media successes to legit literature. Then there is the next big food revolution that’s taking over the culinary world: Cooking with trash. We’ve also got the definitive guide to the world’s best hotels, and some of the most mouth-watering food trails you could follow (thank us later). In fashion, we celebrate the power of film with Cinema Cinema, a photo feature dedicated to iconic movies set in destinations like Venice and Egypt. Chanel’s pre-Fall 2016 show that took place at Rome’s iconic Cinecittà (founded in ‘37 by Mussolini, no less) in December last year showed us how inspirational a culture can be. We also travel to Thailand where summer’s hottest hue, orange, blends in beautifully with the country’s russet-robed monks and crumbling brick temples. In the end, a journey is more in the mind than on the road, and we invite you to take this one with us, page by page.