Saffron Vadher models Ramadan-ready designer collections

Updated 27 March 2019
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Saffron Vadher models Ramadan-ready designer collections

  • The luxury ecommerce platform curated the selection of exclusive capsule collections by the like of Ralph & Russo, Jenny Packham, and more
  • Other fashion houses set to take part include Louisa Parris, Marchesa, Marchesa Notte

DUBAI: British-Indian model Saffron Vadher has appeared in a new campaign by e-tailer Net-a-Porter for its Ramadan capsule collections by 17 international designers.

The luxury ecommerce platform curated the selection of exclusive capsule collections by the like of Ralph & Russo, Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, Carolina Herrera, Galvan and more.

“The interest in special pieces designed specifically for Ramadan alongside modest fashion in general has increased significantly over the past few years, not only in the Middle East, but globally. Our curation of 17 exclusives capsules purposely tailored to the occasion is our largest edit to date and will no doubt fulfil all our customers’ needs,” Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director of Net-a-Porter, said in a released statement.

Modelled by Vadher and shot by fashion photographer Alex Franco in Marrakech, the images show off an array of elegant kaftans, floaty dresses and Ramadan-ready eveningwear perfect for the inevitable litany of iftar and suhoor gatherings.

The looks were finished off with complementary jewelry by high-end labels Buccellati, Selim Mouzannar and Anissa Kermiche.

Other fashion houses set to take part include Louisa Parris, Marchesa, Marchesa Notte, Safiyaa, Talbot Runhof, Mary Katrantzou, Haider Ackermann and Etro.

Daniela Karnuts, founder of the London-based label Safiyaa, described exactly how the Ramadan capsule collection differs from the luxurious label’s other offerings.

“Our Ramadan capsule collection is a modern take on more covered silhouettes. I love to use capes and trails to accentuate the silhouette and for an elegant nuance,” she said in a released statement.

For her part, Vadher, who has walked the runways for the likes of Giambattista Valli and Hermès, posed up a storm at the poolside location in Marrakesh.

She most likely felt right at home in the array of kaftans and floor-length dresses since she seems to be particularly keen on comfortable fashion, telling Vogue India in May, “My own personal style is definitely anything comfortable.”

The model also spoke to the magazine about her multi-cultural background, saying: “I am very lucky; I get to celebrate both Christmas and Diwali because I come from two cultural backgrounds. Both are days where I can spend the whole day with my family.”


What We Are Reading Today: Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book by Thomas Jefferson

Updated 24 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book by Thomas Jefferson

  • This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson’s notebook

As a law student and young lawyer in the 1760s, Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports. Even after abandoning his law practice, he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book to document the legal, historical, and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman. Indeed, he made entries in the notebook in preparation for his mission to France, as president of the US, and near the end of his life. 

This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson’s notebook, says a review on the Princeton University Press review. With more than 900 entries on such thinkers as Beccaria, Montesquieu, and Lord Kames, Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle of the evolution of Jefferson’s searching mind.

Unlike the only previous edition of Jefferson’s notebook, published in 1926, this edition features a verified text of Jefferson’s entries and full annotation, including essential information on the authors and books he documents. 

In addition, the volume includes a substantial introduction that places Jefferson’s text in a legal, historical and biographical context.