Exclusive: Insta-sensation Rupi Kaur's first Indian fashion collaboration


Exclusive: Insta-sensation Rupi Kaur’s first Indian fashion collaboration

Fashion falls in love

By Rupi Kaur  January 8th, 2018

Insta-sensation Rupi Kaur is changing our perception of poetry with her knack for the unconventional. To start the year, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, we translated the bestselling poet’s bite-sized truth bombs into a language we own: fashion

9 poems by Rupi Kaur depicted through fashion 

Shoes by Rochas

I want to remain so rooted to the ground these tears these hands these feets sink in - Grounded 

Dress by Erdem

We all move forward when we recognise how resilient and striking the women around us are 

Dress by Pero

It is a blessing to be the colour of earth do you know how often flowers confuse me for home 

Dress by Oscar De La Renta

Bees came from honey flowers giggled as they undressed themselves for the taking the sun smiled - The Second Birth 

Dress by Namrata Joshipura

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry - Women of Colour 

Hat by Philip Treacy
Dress by Rahul Mishra

What is it with you and sunflowers he asks I point to the field of yellow outside sunflowers worship the sun I tell him only when it arrives do they rise when the sun leaves they bow their heads in mourning that is what the sun does to the flowers it's what you do to me - The Sun and Her Flowers 

Dress by Giambattista Valli

There is nothing left to worry about the sun and her flowers are here 

Dresses by Valentino & Gucci

My heart aches for sisters more than anything it aches for women helping women like flowers ache for spring

Illustration: Sudeepti Tucker 

Styling: Rahul Vijay