People who embrace their style in a hostile Environment
AIEN JAMIR "I started saving money to buy clothes from the flea market when I was in Class 5. They wouldn't always fit, but I would alter them and fashion them into my own designs," says this entrepreneur, who moved to Delhi from Bangalore three years ago and set up an online retail business with only Rs 2,500. Born to two government employees, it had been assumed she would go down that road. "My parents refused to support me. It was hard, but I managed." Style, she says, is "something you either have or don't, you can't buy it"
SUMIRAN KABIR "I am taking a break from mainstream fashion because I don't believe in it. I find "ugly" things beautiful," says Kabir, who works for a textile house in Noida and believes his environment has subdued him. Flamboyant till a year ago, he transitioned to a more understated style because "I couldn't get any work done. People kept staring at me. But I'm beginning to rediscover myself"