Freedom: Ladakh

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHUBHAM LODHA

STYLING BY VRINDA NARANG

We asked creators around the world to interpret the meaning of latitude through the ultimate language of self-expression: fashion. The result? A global tapestry depicting modern-day culture and identity, woven together by threads that feel as universal as they do unique.

34°12′34.2540″ N, 77°36′54.4032″ E

Ladakh, India

“It’s really interesting to view identity and fashion as a culmination of sorts, of what has been inhabited over time and the functionality arising from the environment. With this story, we were more absorbed with looking at everything as a consequence rather than an expression. And Ladakh being an isolated place (for geographical and political reasons) really encouraged us to approach it that way. The culture in India exists as a mix of rural and urban and seems to always be in a state of flux. We wanted to isolate the various abstract ideas about borders, religions, and harmony and present them through pictures.” Vrinda Narang and Shubham Lodha

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Shop Atmos Volume 05: Hive

In the face of the climate crisis, one thing is clear: we will only get to an ecologically just future by way of working together. If humankind is to heal its relationship to the rest of creation, it must restore harmony—which cannot exist without collaboration. And what could be more emblematic of holism and harmony than a hive?

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Freedom: Ladakh

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