What India wears to work10 min read . Updated: 15 Jul 2016, 01:49 PM IST
Smart casuals and carefully creative dress codes have replaced the inflexible triad: sari, 'Western formals' and the suit
Among the many gems in French philosopher and linguist Roland Barthes’ brilliant book, The Language Of Fashion, is a sparkling insight. “Histories of dress rarely consider anything but royal or aristocratic outfits. Not only is social class reduced here to an ‘image’ (the lord, the lady, etc.),…but...outside of the leisured classes, dress is never linked to the work experienced by the wearer: the whole problem of how clothes are functionalized is ignored."
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