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.
“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
Latitude traces the lines that connect cultures around the world, from globalization and international efforts to stall the effects of climate change to personal freedom and the refugee crisis. The new issue features contributions from acclaimed screenwriter and actor Brit Marling, award-winning journalist Behrouz Boochani, and visionary photographers including Jamie Hawkesworth, Charlie Engman, Pierre Debusschere, Max Farago, and more.