Border& Fall is the go to online resource for the fashion community in India. This stylish web site showcases the lives of India?s most intriguing tastemakers. Featuring people, places, wardrobes and news about inspiring members of the fashion community, this site creates a destination that will keep you both informed and entertained. L-atitude recently interviewed Malika V Kashyap, the founder of this virtual society.
What is Border&Fall?
Border&Fall was created to address the creative community in fashion, as a platform of important dialogues and a strong resource for connecting talent. Our target reader is equally a design student, industry creative or someone inquisitive based abroad. We are also a consultancy and work with retailers and designers globally on various projects.
How is the Landscape of Indian Fashion changing?
The landscape is changing fast on a micro level, with new designers growing at an exponential rate. The larger issues such as distribution and infrastructure largely remain the same. We are in a critical growth phase - yet there are not enough people on the business side to help it grow. It remains very exciting and I?m optimistic at the long term potential.
India's creative bunch
You photograph the closets of Indian tastemakers what are the three staples of your wardrobe you could never live without?
I could live without most everything in my wardrobe; I realized it?s better not to be too attached after an airline lost my luggage. If I had to choose, it would be the sari; a basic white tee in cotton voile and a well-cut blazer.
What are some of the most memorable destinations you have been to and why? Please be as specific as possible!
San Sebastian, Spain: My husband proposed there and we proceeded to eat our way through the city ? smart man!
South Island, New Zealand: We took a road trip starting from the North Island. By the time we reached the South, seeing a dinosaurs felt possible. It?s that surreal.
Bagan, Burma: Thousands of Stupa?s within eyesight. We had so much fun biking through them and exploring on our own.
What is the favorite item you have purchased or been given while on a trip?
Shopping for local food to bring back is always fun. Collecting wine and honey on our NZ road trip was very memorable? and delicious.
How would you describe your travel style? What are the three things you never leave home without?
I?m pretty easy-going. I like to reach a place and be open to its possibilities. I always bring my glasses, a notebook and a travel shawl. The rest is subject to change!
What is your favorite travel location in the world?
Easy. Going home to Montreal, Canada is still my favorite place to travel to.
What three things from L-atitude are you coveting?
AISH, Burnt Sienna Triangle Saatvil Scarf
NICHOLAS LIU FINE JEWELRY, Thin Solid Cuff, Yellow Gold
Souk or department store? Both.
DIY or concierge service? DIY, all the way.
Buy everything or buy nothing? Buy nothing.
Camping or 5-star hotel? 5-star camping
Drive or be driven? Drive
Room service or street food? Street food
Lots of luggage or carry-on bag? Carry-on bag ? I?m still searching for the one Mary Poppins has.