NEW ACTIVEWEAR IN DELHI
21st-century activewear meets traditional martial arts, as we travel to Delhi to test the ancient disciplines of kalaripayattu and capoeira on our new-season pieces
PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN RIDLER
Above, from left: Akshita wears sweatshirt and leggings, both by No Ka’Oi (coming soon). Prince wears distressed vest by Satisfy and leggings by Burton AK. Rajender wears T-shirt and leggings, both by Satisfy. Eunjun Kim wears surf suit and leggings, both by Cynthia Rowley. Sonia wears top by 2Xu and leggings by LNDR. Ratheesh wears Justice vest by Satisfy, shorts by Ron Dorff (coming soon) and leggings by Burton AK (as before).
Shiva wears shirt, hoodie (worn around waist) and leggings, all by Y-3.
‘Capoeira gives me everything: the music, dance, fight, emotions, feelings, happiness… For me, it is like a religion.’
Shiva wears jacket, vest and shorts, all by Satisfy.
‘Teaching changed my life. When I teach, I not only impart the knowledge and skill of capoeira but also learn from my students in the process.’
Shiva wears jacket, vest (just seen) and leggings, all by Adidas by Pharrell Williams from Browns.
‘It can take decades to become a master of capoeira. As you grow older, it is a constant process of learning about your body, its capabilities and limitations.’