Rupi Kaur’s first Indian fashion collaboration

Insta-sensation Rupi Kaur is changing our perception of poetry with her knack for the unconventional. To start the year, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, we translated the bestselling poet’s bite-sized truth bombs into a language we own: fashion

We all move forward when we recognise how resilient and striking the women around us are
I want to remain so rooted to the ground these tears these hands these feets sink in – Grounded

It is a blessing to be the colour of earth do you know how often flowers confuse me for home
Bees came from honey flowers giggled as they undressed themselves for the taking the sun smiled – The Second Birth

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry – Women of Colour

What is it with you and sunflowers he asks I point to the field of yellow outside sunflowers worship the sun I tell him only when it arrives do they rise when the sun leaves they bow their heads in mourning that is what the sun does to the flowers it’s what you do to me – The Sun and Her Flowers

There is nothing left to worry about the sun and her flowers are here
My heart aches for sisters more than anything it aches for women helping women like flowers ache for spring

We all move forward when we recognise how resilient and striking the women around us are

Illustration: Sudeepti Tucker
Styling: Rahul Vijay

9 poems by Rupi Kaur depicted through fashion 


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