Nagaland street fashion showcased in London

Nagaland street fashion showcased in London

Fabric of India exhibition displays street fashion from Nagaland


Photographs of street fashion in Nagaland, captured by Manou, an Indian photographer, who runs the photo blog ‘Wearabout,’ are on display at the Fabric of India exhibition at the V&A Musuem, London.


Taking images across India, Manou, shows the continued use of hand-made textiles in a regionally and socially diverse society.


The Fabric of India exhibition is a roundup of the importance of textiles in India, covering the history of textiles to 20th century clothes by contemporary Indian designers and Manou’s images are a final reflection on the pervasive, and persistent nature of hand-made Indian textiles.


Suzy Menkes, the International Vogue editor, writes of the Fabric Of India exhibition as one of the most memorable shows of 2015 and mentions Manou who has spent months in Nagaland and few other North East states documenting street fashion. She says, “Most striking of all are the images from the street-style photographer, Manou, showing Indian clothes today – one of many gestures that bring the show to life.”


The exhibition started on October 3, 2015 and closes on January 10, 2016.