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Indian fashion designer Satya Paul dies aged 79 | Fashion

Satya Paul, the Indian fashion designer who invented the modern sari, has died at the age of 79. His son, Puneet Nanda, said in a Facebook post that the designer had suffered a stroke in early December from which he had not recovered.

Satya Paul designs at the Bridal Asia show in New Delhi, 2004. Photograph: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

Paul revolutionised the idea of the sari for Indian women, moving it beyond a utilitarian ethos. He used experimental touches like geometric patterns, and unexpected fabrics such as muga and tussar silks, chiffon and crepe, to revitalise the silhouette.

Paul also pioneered

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Paul Smith on lockdown dressing: ‘Don’t laugh but I’ve still been wearing my suits’ | Fashion

This time last year Paul Smith celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with a bells and whistles fashion show in Paris. There was a greatest hits collection and Susan Sarandon and Jon Hamm front row. This year, things are a little different. Paris men’s fashion week is largely digital and Smith’s show on Friday afternoon was a behind-closed doors event with no audience. It was filmed in London and streamed online as part of the Paris schedule for autumn/winter 2021.

Speaking ahead of the show, Smith said the shift to digital could have its advantages. “You’ll see far more than if it

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